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Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing 2022 (Up to $75,000)

Deadline: June 20, 2022

Applications are open for the Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing 2022. The Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship was established to enable a mid-career editorial writer or columnist to step away from the day-to-day responsibilities of study and research .

The Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship is a program of the Society of Professional Journalists Foundation. The Society of Professional Journalists first offered the fellowship in 1977, when Nina Pulliam funded the program. It honors Mrs Pulliam’s husband, one of the original members of the Society, which was founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi (now called the Society of Professional Journalists Foundation). Eugene C. Pulliam was publisher of The Indianapolis Star, The Indianapolis News, The Arizona Republic, and The Phoenix Gazette.


  • The Pulliam Fellowship awards $75,000 to an outstanding columnist or columnist to help expand their journalistic horizons and knowledge of the world. The annual award can be used to cover study, research and/or travel expenses in any field. The scholarship translates into editorials and other writing, including books.


  • Applicant must be employed as a part-time or full-time columnist or columnist in a news publication located in the United States. Applications from freelance opinion writers who devote the majority of their time or derive the majority of their income from this activity are also welcome.
  • Have at least three years of experience as an editorialist or columnist.
  • Demonstrate exceptional writing and analytical skills.
  • Obtain assurances from the editor or publisher that the candidate will have enough time to pursue the fellowship without jeopardizing their employment. (Scholars do not have to quit their jobs.)
  • Demonstrate the ability and intent to publish work within 18 months of selection. (If selected, work must be published within 18 months of receipt of award).
  • All entries must be in English.

The selected candidate must provide a written post-scholarship report on how the funds were used. Each scholarship recipient will become a mentor to the following year’s recipient.


The scholarship does not have an official application form. Each candidate must submit the following documents to [email protected]:

  • A cover letter indicating the purpose and nature of the proposed study, a schedule for completing the work, and a plan for using the stipend. The cover letter should contain the applicant’s full contact information, including mailing address, phone number, and email address.
  • Editor’s Approval.
  • A one-page professional biography and summary of work experience.
  • Five samples of editorials or chronicles.

For more information, visit Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship.

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