This month, the International Reporting Project at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies announced two new religion fellowships for journalists:

IRP will grant up to five reporting fellowships for international journalists. The fellowships will support nine-month-long religion reporting projects from April 1 to December 31, 2013.

These fellowships are open to journalists in any country in the world outside of the United States. Qualified applicants will include influential journalists and media figures who are actively engaged in the new media landscape in order to support reporting projects on religion.

IRP will also grant up to five reporting fellowships for U.S. journalists in the fall. These fellowships will support three-week-long travel reporting grants to any country in the world with important stories on religion.

The fellowships will begin in Washington on September 19, 2013, with a two-day orientation session at IRP’s offices in the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, followed by departure for their selected countries on September 21. All Fellows must return to Washington on October 13, at which time a three-day session in Washington will take place, including presentations by the Fellows. The program ends October 16.

Read the full instructions and descriptions here. The fellowships are funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, which also supports the SSRC program Religion and International Affairs.