Goethe-Decouverte For Young Cameroonian Artists 2024 (Up to 500,000 CFA) – Apply Now

The Middle East Program is excited to reveal the 2024 competition for the Wilson Center’s Visiting Arab Journalist Program. A journalist from the Arab, Middle Eastern, or North African region will be chosen to spend three months as a resident at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., engaging in advanced, policy-focused research and writing.

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Dr. David Ottaway, Middle East Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center, has contributed generous financial support to make this program possible.


  • The monthly stipend is $5,000, and the Wilson Center will cover approximately three-quarters of the health insurance premiums for the visiting journalist, with the journalist responsible for roughly one-quarter of the cost.
  • The journalist will have access to an appropriate workspace, a Windows-based computer, and, when possible, a part-time research assistant.
  • The Wilson Center Library grants access to digital resources, its book and journal collections, as well as to the Library of Congress, university and special libraries in the area, and other research facilities.
  • The Center will assist with the visa process.

Length of Appointment and Responsibilities

  • Journalists are required to reside at the Woodrow Wilson Center from April 1 to June 30, 2024. During this time, they are expected to conduct comprehensive independent research and writing aligned with the topic proposed in their research application.
  • They will be encouraged to occasionally engage in conferences organized by the Center’s Middle East Program and to participate in other ways in the academic and communal activities of both the Wilson Center and the broader community of Middle East analysts in Washington.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Arab individuals, both men and women, who are from the Middle East or North Africa and employed in the Arabic media, are eligible to participate in this competition.
  • This opportunity is open to professionals in print, television, radio, or digital media, including reporters, columnists, and broadcasters.
  • Candidates must possess a minimum of five years of professional experience in the field and should be proficient in both written and spoken English and Arabic.
  • Applicants must have a valid passport and be able to obtain a J1 visa.

Evaluation Criteria

The selection criteria are as follows:

  • The significance and innovation of the research project,
  • The excellence of the proposal in terms of its definition, organization, clarity, and breadth,
  • The quality of the writing sample, and
  • The professional accomplishments of the applicant.

How To Apply For Goethe-Decouverte For Young Cameroonian Artists 2024

Applicants are required to electronically submit the following materials in English to the specified email address on the official website. All documents must be in PDF format. The subject line of the email should state “VAJP 2024 – Applicant Name”.

  • A completed Application Form
  • A description of a proposed project with a maximum of 1,000 words that highlights:
    • Detailed explanation of the research topic relevant to the Middle East and the United States
    • Importance and originality of the project
    • Significance of the project to contemporary Middle East/United States policy issues
  • A CV or resume
  • A writing sample
  • Two letters of recommendation, with one from a person not previously associated with the applicant.

Visit the official website of Goethe-Decouverte For Young Cameroonian Artists for further information.

Application Deadline

February 7, 2024.

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