Submit a Proposal

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale brings distinguished journalists and members of the media to campus to interact with students, faculty, and the public. By way of lectures, panels, seminar discussions, and informal meetings, Poynter aims to provide a cultivated look at topics of interest from all possible perspectives. This year, the program hopes to address the theme of “Fact-based Journalism Under Siege,” while analyzing the current shifts in journalism, civil discourse, and the academy.

The Poynter Fellowship Committee will review all proposals from faculty members and student organizations. Once the committee approves a proposal, the Poynter Fellowship will notify the sponsor of the approved funding so they may begin coordinating the visit. To submit a proposal, please fill out the fields below and send via email to

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Typically, the Poynter Fellowship provides $1,000-$1,500 that can be used to cover expenses such as honoraria, travel, accommodations, promotional materials, audiovisual support and catering for a single speaking engagement. The Office of Public Affairs and Communications assists with publicity efforts through print and digital advertising. Additional funding requests are also considered, depending on the scope and complexity of the proposed visit.

For 2017-2018, Poynter particularly seeks to encourage events, including panels, in which faculty members play roles as moderators and/or leaders of discussion. Large-scale or multi-session events may be eligible for substantially more support than listed above.