About the program/Scholarship:
Durham University is offering the Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship program for early career journalists, as it will include a six to nine month program undertaking an investigative project from inside the Reuters newsroom in London, while having access to University academics and research resources. This Fellowship is designed to give the applicant the chance to develop rigorous, fact-based research and reporting skills.
About Durham University:
Durham University is a collegiate public research university in Durham, England, founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832 and incorporated by royal charter in 1837. Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting and is ranked 82 in the QS World University Rankings (2022).
- The successful applicant will be employed by Durham University for the period of the Fellowship and will spend time on placement in the Reuters newsroom in London, or with another suitable partner selected by Reuters. The successful applicant will also be allocated an appropriate academic supervisor and mentor at Durham University.
- The Fellowship commands a monthly salary of c.£4,444 per month for each month of the Fellowship (equivalent to a pro-rata salary of c.£53,333 per year), in addition to a maximum £1,250 per month living stipend, and a one-off payment of £1,800 for travel and expenses.
- Where the successful applicant is an existing employee of a news or media organisation and taking a period of leave in order to pursue the Fellowship, Durham University will pay up to a maximum of £12,000 to their employer to cover temporary staff costs, subject to specific terms and conditions.
- Qualified applicants will be early in their careers and will have professional journalism experience.
- Where a prospective applicant is not currently a journalist but has worked in an investigative reporting capacity in a related professional field (for example: leading human rights or other socio-political publications and campaigns; working as an author or researcher on authoritative investigative work; or developing in-field photo- or video-research projects, documentaries, or exhibitions) applications may be considered on case-by-case basis.
No specific nationality required
Age: No specific age required
How to Apply:
Send the completed form and attachments to [email protected] , as it includes:
- A short statement (up to 500 words) telling the Fellowship Committee about yourself; what you hope to achieve with this opportunity; and how your vision of journalism fits with the spirit of the Fellowship.
- A detailed proposal (up to 800 words) for an investigative project you would like to execute during the Fellowship. Multimedia journalism is encouraged, and the proposal can include a small amount of relevant visual material, such as graphics, photos or a video clip.