The Dart Center Ochberg Fellowship is a unique seminar program for veteran and mid-career who wish to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury and improve reporting on violence, conflict, and tragedy.

Fellows attend an intensive weeklong program of seminars held at Columbia University in City. Program activities include briefings by prominent interdisciplinary experts in the trauma and mental fields; conversations with journalist colleagues on issues of ethics, craft and practice, and a variety of other for intellectual engagement and peer learning.


United States


  • The Ochberg Fellowship covers roundtrip travel, lodging, meals and expenses directly related to participation.
  • The program does not cover or insurance, additional nights of lodging beyond the Fellowship’s duration or ground transportation in fellows’ home cities.


  • The Ochberg are open to outstanding journalists (with at least five years experience) working across all media.
  • Past Fellows have ranged from small-town and regional general-assignment and crime reporters to war photographers and foreign correspondents for international news organizations. Applicants’ work must demonstrate journalistic excellence and a strong record of covering violence and its impact on individuals, families or communities.
  • are open to print, broadcast and digital reporters, photographers, editors and producers with at least five years of professional experience are eligible to apply. Approximately half of the Fellows will be based in North America, with the balance drawn from Central and South America, Europe, the Asia Pacific region, Africa and the Middle East.
  • All fellowship seminars are conducted in English. Fellows must be fluent in spoken English to participate in the program.

Eligible Regions: Open For All


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Application Deadline: September 22, 2017

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