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CIJ Lyra McKee Bursary Bursary Scheme 2024 to attend #CIJSummer Conference

CIJ Lyra McKee Bursary Scheme 2024 to attend #CIJSummer Conference

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CIJ Lyra McKee Bursary Scheme 2024 to attend #CIJSummer Conference

The CIJ Lyra McKee Bursary Scheme was established in memory of the young and courageous Northern Irish investigative journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead by dissident republicans in Derry in April 2019. The aim of this five-month bursary scheme is to train and mentor people from underrepresented backgrounds, who aspire to become journalists or who are at the very early stages of their journalism career.

The Lyra McKee Journalism Training Bursary was inspired by Lyra’s determination to become an investigative journalist despite personal disability, the need to care for her disabled mother, as well as fighting the in-built bias against working-class entrants to journalism.

This is a five-month (May – September 2024, excluding August) in-person and online programme, which includes training, mentorship and attendance at the #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2024.

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  • The bursary covers training and mentoring, as well as, depending on the trainees’ needs, travel and accommodation in London to attend the #CIJSummer Conference 2024. The 2024 bursary scheme has funding from the Lorana Sullivan Foundation and from Lyra McKee’s family.

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Eligibility for CIJ Lyra McKee Bursary Scheme

  • They especially welcome applications from people from poorer backgrounds, people of colour, people with disabilities, carers, members of the LGBTQ+ community, Travellers and anyone who cannot afford to pay for the #CIJSummer training.
  • It is open only to residents of the UK or the Republic of Ireland.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

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Application deadline for the Sun 1 April 2024, 23:59 BST. Apply before then!


Type of Opportunity Conferences
Deadline01 April,2024
OrganizerThe Center for Investigation Journalism



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