Publix is awarding the 2024 Nina Grunenberg Fellowship

Starting in 2024, Publix will be awarding the Nina Grunenberg Fellowship for education journalism. The grant provides funding for journalists and media professionals interested in conducting in-depth reporting on schools and the education system in Germany. 

Starting in 2024, Publix will be awarding the Nina Grunenberg Fellowship for education journalism. The grant provides funding for journalists and media professionals interested in conducting in-depth reporting on schools and the education system in Germany. 
 
The fellowship is aimed at freelance journalists and those based at local and national media and news agencies.  
 
In two 14-day blocks, the programme provides networking and research opportunities as well as insights into the German school system, state and federal policies, the current state of research as well as contacts to schools, editorial offices, educational facilities, political institutions and much more.  
 
The application phase begins on January 8, 2024.  

As an expert on issues facing education and higher education, Nina Grunenberg helped shape academic journalism in Germany. She once said: “Journalists need to know their subject to ask the right questions (especially the impertinent ones).” 
 
The programme launched for the first time in May 2023. Support has been provided by the Schöpflin Foundation, the Wübben Stiftung Bildung and the ZEIT Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius.

Photos: David Ausserhofer/ZEIT-Stiftung 

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