Apply Now for the Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellowship | Deadline March 20, 2024

The Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellowship is open to undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline currently enrolled at UW-Madison, and provides up to $5,000 in funding for students to pursue an international reporting project. The reporting project is generally undertaken in the summer with an expectation that fellows spend at least two weeks in their research location.

Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellows at Campus Consortium partners pursue independent journalism projects that cover a wide range of issues in countries around the world and in the United States, including climate change, migration and refugees, global health, race and identity, and human rights. Reporting Fellows benefit from Pulitzer Center mentorship, networking opportunities, and journalism resources. Most importantly, they become part of a vibrant community. Visit the Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellows page to read more.

How to apply:

Download the application and submit your response via this form by 11:59pm on March 20, 2024.

If you have questions, please contact Csanád Siklós at

Learn more about past fellows

View the recorded info session hosted on February 20, 2024:


Senior Audrey Thibert attends the Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellows Conference – October 13th-15th 2023 Washington, D.C.

Audrey Thibert presenting her project on migration stories from Tunisia. Image by Grace Jensen, 2023

UW-Madison Senior Audrey Thibert joined over 40 other Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellows in Washington, D.C. for the Pulitzer Center’s 9th annual Washington Weekend. The three days of learning and community building centered around the work of Reporting Fellows from across the United States reporting on issues from global health and climate change to gender and LGBTQ+ equality. Audrey presented her project “A Shared Uncertainty: Migration Stories from Tunisia” and took questions from the audience at a Saturday afternoon panel on Peace and Conflict.

Audrey’s attendance and participation at Washington Weekend provided far more than just the opportunity to present her research. As she noted, “Washington Weekend was a formative experience for me as a journalist and as a person,” adding that “the most valuable part of the weekend was bonding with the other professional and student journalists and hearing them speak about their work. It was inspiring to see how passionate the fellows were about their own projects, but also how deeply engaged we were with each other’s work. I walked away knowing I had found a strong community of young journalists who, like me, are eager to report on important topics. It was refreshing to be surrounded by this tangible enthusiasm and support.”

Group photo at the National Press Club. Image by Phillip Warfield, 2023.
Audrey Thibert at the welcome dinner at the Cosmos Club speaking with Pulitzer Center Board Member Joseph Pulitzer V. Image by Grace Jensen, 2023

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Spotlight on 2023 Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellow, Audrey Thibert

We are excited to celebrate the recent publications of our 2023 Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium reporting fellow, Audrey Thibert. Audrey travelled to Tunisia in August to conduct interviews for her project, A Shared Uncertainty: Migration Stories from Tunisia.” Her three articles present intimate profiles and tell the stories of people she interviewed during her time in Tunisia. You can read her report here, or click below to read the individual articles:

You can read more about Audrey, her time in Tunisia and the significance of carrying on the legacy of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Anthony Shadid in the profile published by the Journalism School.

Additionally, Audrey wrote for the Badger Herald about Erica Ayisi, a Pulitzer Center grantee who visited UW-Madison last Spring for classroom visits and several events. You can read Audrey’s piece, re-published by the Pulitzer Center, ‘You Can’t Stop Journalism’: Freelance Journalist Erica Ayisi’s Diligent Global Storytelling