Dart Center Ochberg Fellowship for Mid-Career Journalists 2023
Applications are currently being accepted for applications for the 2023 Ochberg Fellowship program. The Dart Center Ochberg Fellowship is an amazing seminar program for senior and mid-career journalists who desire to heighten their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury and improve reporting on violence, conflict, and tragedy.
The Ochberg Fellowships, Dart Center’s flagship global program, is a special seminar that joins journalists from around the world who desire to deepen their knowledge of trauma and improve coverage of violence, conflict, and tragedy for a week of seminars and conversations. Since 1999, the Ochberg Fellowships have assisted more than 200 journalists from 25 countries. Named in honor of Frank Ochberg, M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry at Michigan State University and a pioneering figure in the definition and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, Stockholm Syndrome, and other responses to violence and trauma, the Ochberg
The fellowship program contains briefings by prominent interdisciplinary experts in the trauma and mental health fields; conversations with journalist colleagues on issues of ethics, craft, and other aspects of professional practice; and other opportunities for intellectual engagement and peer learning.
- Fellows attend an intensive weeklong program of seminars held at Columbia University in New York City.
- Program activities include briefings by prominent interdisciplinary experts in the trauma and mental health fields; conversations with journalist colleagues on issues of ethics, craft, and practice, and a variety of other opportunities for intellectual engagement and peer learning.
The Fellowship was established in 1999 by the Dart Center in partnership with the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. The fellowship is named in honor of Frank Ochberg, M.D., a pioneer in the study of trauma.
- The Ochberg Fellowship covers roundtrip travel, 7 nights of lodging, meals, and expenses directly related to participation such as ground transportation and travel insurance.
- The program does not cover health insurance, additional nights of lodging beyond the Fellowship’s duration, or ground transportation in fellows’ home cities.
The Fellowship program will take place on July 21-27, 2023 at Columbia University in New York City. In the event that public health conditions need us to cancel the program, all selected fellows for 2023 will be deferred to 2024.
Application Deadline: MARCH 1, 2023 AT 11:59 PM