The East-West Center’s Melvin M.S. Goo Writing Fellowship is designed to support an Individual journalist, Author or writer from China and the United States with a cash prize of 10k USD. This project aims to enhance understanding between the two countries.
Applications are now open for individual journalists, authors, or writers from the United States or China for a project to enhance understanding between the two countries.
The program is named after the Late Melvin M.S. Goo, who was a journalist who led a 34-year career in the United States and Asia. This East-West Center fellowship is supported by Melvin’s generous endowment Memorial Fund.
A Brief History About Melvin M.S. Goo
Before he died in 2016, Melvin M.S. Goo was a seasoned journalist who led a 34-year career both In Asia and the United States. Mr. Goo worked for The Honolulu Advertiser for 18 years as a reporter, editor, and editorial writer. He was born in Macau and completed high school there. He received the renowned Nieman Fellowship from Harvard University in 1977. Mr. Goo continued his career in Asia, eventually becoming Editor-in-Chief at Taiwan News and Chief News Editor at The Nikkei Weekly.
Melvin M.S. Goo Writing Fellowship – Summary
Here is a summary of Melvin M.S. Goo Writing Fellowship 2023/2024:
- Fellowship: Melvin M.S. Goo Writing Fellowship
- Organization: East-West Center
- Award: 10,000 USD
- Nationality: United States and China
- Gender: Men and Women
- Application Deadline: October 1, 2023
- A cash prize of 10,000 USD will be provided as a means of encouragement
Eligibility Criteria Of The Fellowship
- The application must be submitted in English
- The Project must be published or made available to the public in China and the United States. Possible distribution channels include print publications, print and online periodicals, etc.
- The applicants must be Chinese or American citizens or permanent residents.
- Melvin M.S. Goo Writing Fellowship
Selection Criteria for the Fellowship
A Selection Committee assembled by the East-West Center will assess proposed projects based on several factors, such as:
- A main emphasis is on underreported feature subjects (such as cultural issues, lifestyles, education, youth, the arts, etc.).
- How the planned effort will help Americans and Chinese people better understand one another.
- Whether the project’s target audience is large and important enough to support the Fellowship’s goals or mission.
- Positive impact and creativity.
- Any components, especially polarising or offensive rhetoric, are at odds with the Fellowship’s goal.
- Assurance that the project’s sources are well-rounded, trustworthy, and knowledgeable.
Application Tips And Requirements
Below are the requirements:
- Application for the Goo Fellowship online.
- Project Proposal (no more than six pages).
- A curriculum vitae or a résumé.
- A minimum of three examples that best describe your earlier work such as writing samples or a digital portfolio.
- Two expert witnesses who can write letters of endorsement.
- Interested and Qualified? Click on the link https://eastwestcenter.submittable.com/submit/ae48d78c-d26b-425c-911a-08dc3efc4160/melvin-m-s-goo-writing-fellowship-2024/ to commence application
- For further information visit https://www.eastwestcenter.org/apply/2024-melvin-ms-goo-writing-fellowship
October 1, 2023
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