Journalist in Residence Fellowship

The Journalist in Residence Fellowship enables journalists to work as visiting scholars at the WZB for a period between six weeks and three months. During this period, fellows can pursue his or her own research.

Established in 2005, the Journalist in Residence Fellowship was granted by the WZB together with the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne, the Centre for Social Policy Research at the University of Bremen, and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies and was funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. The WZB and MPIfG continued the program in 2011.

Target group

Staff reporters and freelance journalists from regional and national media who regularly report on scientific subjects or topics in politics, social issues and economics.


Six weeks to three months. The length of the residency is arranged on an individual basis.

Stipend amount

We offer a monthly stipend of 3.500 Euro including a fully equipped working place. All resources in the institutional library may also be used without charge.