Applications are open for the Reuters Institute Journalist Fellowship Program 2023-2024. The Journalist Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute is one of the world’s leading schemes for practising, mid-career journalists to take some time out from their day jobs to explore journalism in depth.
Through personal research, seminars, networking events and discussions with your peers, you will further your understanding of journalism, the news industry and your place in it. While you are in Oxford, you will work on a project that will be of direct impact to you, your career, your newsroom and the wider media industry, bringing in what you learn during your time in the fellowship. This is a programme for working journalists and editors who will return to journalism after spending a few months with the Institute.
Funding for Reuters Institute Journalist Fellowship
- Most journalists on the programme are fully funded. Successful applicants get their fees covered and receive a monthly stipend of £2,000, which will be enough to cover the cost of accommodation, food, and general living expenses. They will also cover the cost of travel to and from the UK and any visa costs.
- Additionally, some Journalist Fellows are employees of sponsoring organisations which run their own application process and selection criteria.
Eligibility for Reuters Institute Journalist Fellowship
- To be considered for one of the journalist fellowships, you must have a minimum of five years’ journalistic experience, or in rare cases demonstrate the equivalent level of expertise.
- The Journalist Fellowships are open to journalists from all over the world, including Europe, Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, North America, and Latin America.
- You will be able to understand and join in discussions in English.
Application of Reuters Institute Journalist Fellowship
Applications for the 2023/2024 fellowship cohorts (starting in October 2023, January 2024 and April 2024) are now open. The application deadline is February 6, 2023.
You will need to prepare:
- A one-page project statement. What is the idea that you plan to spend your time with us working on? What can you spend time reading about? Who will you talk to? Save this in PDF format.
- A 150-word summary of the question your project aims to look into.
- A one-page motivation statement. Why are you ready for a fellowship? Why do you want to do this project at the Reuters Institute? What will you do with your project once you return to the newsroom? Save this in PDF format.
- A two-page CV. Describe your career and education history. You may include links to your work here if you like. Save this in PDF format.
- Two letters of reference. Ask two people who know you and your work to write a letter recommending you for a fellowship. These letters should include the referee’s full name, job title, their relationship to you, and their contact details. Each reference should not be longer than one-page. Save these in PDF format.
The size limit for all PDF upload is 25MB per document. You will then be able to submit these documents on the online application portal. No incomplete applications will be considered.
Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.
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