Each year the Medienbotschafter Program hands out additional scholarships of 3.500 Euro per person to one program alumna or alumnus and one colleague from the country she or he have visited as Medienbotschafter. The scholarships foster the cooperation between Chinese and German journalists on a tandem research project. The scholarship can be used for travels, accommodation and translation costs. The Tandem Program targets to improve international research and intercultural experiences. The period for research trips to China and Germany can be defined by the applicants. The application deadline for alumni projects in 2016 is November 30, 2016. Projects have to be realized within six monthes after acceptance. Alumni have to apply as a German-Chinese tandem with concrete research and budget plans and a letter of intent by the media outlets the tandem wants to publish the research results. Please find more information about the application process for our alumni program here.