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Introduction to the WPI Fellowship Application process

We strongly recommend that you print out a copy of this page to use as a reference as you complete your application form.

The application period for 2024 World Press Institute Fellowships is now closed. Selection announcements will be made in early May 2024. The 2024 Fellowship will run from Friday, Sept. 6 to Saturday, Nov. 9.

Please read the instructions below and consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. If you still have questions, contact

Here is what you will need to complete the application:

Work Samples —
You are required to provide three (3) samples of your work. All work samples must be online and publicly accessible. Upload work samples to a publicly accessible online service like YouTube or Dropbox if not directly available already on a media website. Work samples can also be uploaded with the online application if you are unable to use a public service. See the "How to Apply" page ( for guidelines, including allowable file formats.

Photo —
You will need a digitized, color photo of yourself (head and shoulders only against a plain background) that is high enough in resolution to be printed at least 300 dots per inch at a size of approximately 2.5 inches (6.5 centimeters) in height. The file should be in JPG/JPEG or GIF format.

References —
You will need to provide the names and accurate email addresses of three references. WPI will contact them by email with information on how they can submit online letters of recommendation. If the email addresses are not accurate, these instructions will not be received and your application will not be evaluated.

Username and password —
You will need a username and password to complete your application. If you are coming to this page for the first time, click the "Create new account" link in the left-hand column. A form will appear on the screen. Complete the form and submit it by clicking on the "Create new account" button. Be sure to check the "applicant" button when you complete the form. Important: You will receive an email message with Account Details, including a link to validate your account. You must validate your account before you can begin.

Once you have your user name and password...

1) Validate your account (if you are a returning user, you do not need to do this).

2) (If you are not already logged in) Sign in, using the form in the left column of this page.

3) If you registered as an Applicant, the "Start an Application" link on the left will bring you directly to a new application page. If you are returning to edit your current application, it will be listed on the left and above with an "Edit" link.

4) Complete the application, including submitting a digitized version of your photo and work samples, along with the names and email addresses of three references. (You should contact your references in advance to verify you have their correct email address and to alert them that they will be receiving information from "" on how to submit their references online.)

Note that you must save any content you enter before you leave the application page (by clicking the "Save" button at the bottom of the application form) or it will be lost.

This is a lengthy application form. So, we expect you will have to return more than once to complete it. Do not start a new application form each time you want to add to it.

After you have saved your application the first time, you will see a link to it in the left hand column under "Your current application" Use that link when you come back to make any changes. (You'll need to log in first; no link will appear until you log in.)

Once the first reference form has been submitted in support of your application, you will see a list of names of the people who have submitted reference forms. It is your responsibility to make sure all your references are submitted before the application deadline. Check back periodically to see if all your referees have completed the form.

You can return to your application as many times as you like prior to the application deadline. You can save your partially completed application and come back to the page later. Do not mark your application "Complete" until you have finished it. (There is a button for that at the end of the application form. There is no "Submit" button; just mark it complete and save it when you are done.)

Once you mark your application "Complete" and save it, we will receive your application information, and your referees will be sent instructions on how to complete their reference forms. Make sure the information on your referees (names and email addresses) is correct before you do this.

Application information you submit is confidential. Other applicants or references will not be able to view it.

5) Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. If you still have questions, contact