Stavros Niarchos Foundation Teams With Columbia Journalism School to Offer Scholarship Program for Journalists From Greece

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Last Update: 13:52

At a press conference in Greece, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) presented a three-year grant for intensive summer journalism courses for younger as well as more experienced journalists and journalism graduates in a program that is exclusively supported by the SNF, and implemented by Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, in New York City.

The SNF’s grant towards Columbia University’s Journalism School, for the purposes of the program’s implementation, totals $1.3 million and covers up to 18 full scholarships annually.

Coverage includes tuition, travel expenses to/from NY, accommodation, local transport and meals for each participant for the duration of the program they are attending.

The application process for this year’s postgraduate programs supported by the SNF, begins on January 17 and will last until April 1.

The aim of the program is to provide journalists from Greece with the proper tools to enhance their skills so that they may, in turn, raise the level of their work and contribute to Greek journalism.

The selection of participants for the programs is carried out exclusively by the School of Journalism at Columbia University, which is solely responsible for the process and selecting criteria for accepting participants.

The SNF does not participate in the evaluation/selection process. For further information on the application process, please visit

The three-year grant includes intensive summer courses, which are developed in three categories: reporting with the use of video, investigative journalism, and coding and data analysis.

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Also being offered is the Lede Program – An intensive, post-bac certification program from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and Department of Computer Science designed to equip journalists and storytellers of all kinds with the computational skills needed to turn data into narrative, perform in-depth investigations, harness APIs, explain complex subjects, write data-driven stories, process document dumps, find insights and leads, perform in-depth investigations, etc.

The program takes place between May 22 and September 11, 2017.Fill out and submit your application at the following link:


For the implementation of this program, the SNF partnered with Greek journalist, Mrs. Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou, who will assist interested candidates, providing guidance with regards to the courses, the application process, communication with Columbia University, etc.

For any questions concerning the program, please contact [email protected]

About the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation ( is one of the world’s leading private international philanthropic organizations, making grants in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. The Foundation funds organizations and projects that are expected to achieve a broad, lasting and positive impact for society at large, focusing on vulnerable groups such as children and the elderly, and also exhibit strong leadership and sound management.

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