Heinrich Böll Stiftung, the think tank affiliated with the German Green Party, supports reporting projects relating to the effects of China’s high-tech ambitions on the United States and Europe. See details from Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America below:


The Transatlantic Media Fellowship is open to journalists from the United States and Germany who want to pursue a transatlantic reporting project. This year,  Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America welcomes applications in a new category: Technology & Digital Policy. (The other categories are: Climate & Energy Policy, Democracy and Foreign & Security Policy.)

Applicants in this category should pitch stories on U.S./European or transatlantic debates and policy responses related to China’s growing technological power and influence. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Responses to Chinese investments in core tech industries, such as robotics and chips
  • Data privacy and network protection
  • Ethical concerns about the use of Chinese technology, such as surveillance
  • Competitiveness in AI solutions, in fields like autonomous driving
  • Exchange or competition with China on green AI solutions
  • Activities of Chinese technology firms in the US or EU, e.g. in mobile payments
  • Exchange or competition with China in global standard-setting for new technologies

Heinrich Böll Stiftung offers a stipend of $3,500. Research should be conducted in the United States or Europe.

The application deadline is midnight EST on March 17, 2019. 

For questions and inquiries, please contact Nicole Alzapiedi at Nicole.Alzapiedi@us.boell.org.

Apply: Transatlantic Media Fellowship on China and Technology
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