It is not possible to apply for this fellowship.
Awarding procedure: Each year, the Akademie asks a dozen mediators from its international network to name journalists they consider worthy of support for the reasons mentioned above. In addition to the above-mentioned aspects, the journalistic quality of the work plays a decisive role.
At the request of the Carl Zeiss Foundation, the search for candidates may be limited to certain countries.
The decision is made each year by a jury of three.
Cultural journalistic articles by former fellows of the program (for the years 2014-2020) can be found archived on Schlosspost, the Akademie Schloss Solitude’s online platform, as well as in the Solitude Journal and on the Solitude Blog.
2016 Rasha Hilwi, Jerusalem/Israel
2016 Komi Antoine Feda, Lomé/Togo
2016 Yania Suárez Calleyro, Havana/Cuba
2017 Boris Gonzaléz Arenas, Havana/Cuba
2017 Azza Moghazy, Cairo/Egypt
2019 Alice Sarmiento, Quezon City/Philippines
2019 Enos Nyamor, Nairobi/Kenya
2020 Prasanna Oommen
Coordinator for cultural journalism and digital media: Denise Helene Sumi