Five awardees have been selected for the first Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the National Geographic Society. As the newest component of the Fulbright Program, this Fellowship provides a unique platform for U.S. Fulbright awardees to raise awareness of transnational challenges and solutions through digital stories created under one or more of the following competition themes: cities, cultures, and energy.
The 2014-2015 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows are:
“Through our partnership with the National Geographic Society to create the first Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, we look forward to following these five Fulbright students as they use innovative platforms to develop globally minded narratives and explore shared values across borders,” said Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan.
The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board selected the award winners following a multi-tiered, merit-based review process including recommendations by senior editors from National Geographic Magazine. The Fellows will receive grant period funding for living and travel expenses from the U.S. Department of State, while National Geographic editors will provide mentorship and storytelling guidance.
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