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Monday, December 20, 2010

Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellowship in Journalism, Oxford University

Overview

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Department of Politics & International Relations, University of Oxford

The Fellowship Programme is at the core of the Institute, drawing together journalists from all over the world and assisting high-calibre, mid-career journalists in their careers. Since 1983, the Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellowship Programme has continued to attract heavyweight Fellows internationally, giving them the opportunity to research subjects in greater depth than is possible under regular career deadline pressure.

Many Fellowships are funded thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Austrian Press Agency, the BBC, the British Council, the German Gerda Henkel Foundation, the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation, the Mona Megalli Fellowship and the Wincott Foundation.

Eligibility

The Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellowship Programme offers fully funded Fellowships to well established mid-career journalists from throughout the world. Applicants must have a minimum of five years experience in any branch of journalism and demonstrate sufficient proficiency in English to be able to participate fully in the life of the Programme and write a research paper in English of publishable quality.

Priority will be given to journalists proposing research projects within the areas of focus of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Details of these can be found within Research.


Other areas of research can be considered providing these are clearly related to the professional work of applicants and will lead to greater excellence in journalism.

Other Fellowships are available specifically for journalists from Russia, Eastern and Central Europe, Australia, Germany and Austria. Details of these can be found under Funding Opportunities.

Applications are also considered from journalists able to arrange their own funding (see below under Funding).

Duration
Fellowships may be for three, six or nine months covering one or two terms or a full academic year respectively. Dates of entry are agreed with the Head of the Fellowship Programme.

Funding
Awards may include travel expenses (including air travel economy class) and a modest living allowance. This arrangement is subject to variation.

Spouses and partners (including with dependents) are welcome but under no circumstances will the Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellowship Programme pay the travel or living costs of visiting spouses or dependents.

Fellows should note that there are three ways of funding a RISJ Journalism Fellowship:

1.For the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Gerda-Henkel Foundation and Mona Megalli Fellowships, applications for funding should be submitted directly to RISJ by the deadline given on this website;
2.For all other fellowships, please check your eligibility; applications should be submitted to the respective organisations;
3.Journalistsmay also arrange their own funding, but they should then approach the Head of Programme in the first instance before making a formal application.

Finance

Fellows at the RISJ on Thomson Reuters Foundation, Gerda-Henkel and Mona Megalli Fellowships will receive a monthly stipend from the RISJ for their living costs during their stay in Oxford, as well as covering travel costs within reason.

Accommodation £1,400 – £1,700(3 months) £2,800 – £3,400(6 months) £4,400 – £5,200(9 months)

Food £700 – £900(3 months) £1,400 – £1,800(6 months) £2,400 – £2,800(9 months)

General living costs £700 – £900(3 months) £1,400 – £1,800(6 months) £2,400 – £2,800(9 months)

TOTAL £2,800 – £3,500(3 months) £5,600 – £7,000(6 months) £9,200 – £10,800(9 months)

Application materials

1.Completed application form (please click scholarization.blogspot.com).
2.A full curriculum vitae
3.A personal statement outlining i) your journalistic values,ii) the major trends in the media landscape in which you work, and iii) a summary of what you think you would contribute to the Fellowship programme (no more than 500 words).
4.A statement of up to 1,000 words explaining your proposed research project
5.A reference from your employer, supporting your application and granting leave of absence
6.A second professional reference (e.g. former employer).

Deadline for Applications
Applications for funded Fellowships in the academic year 2011-12 will open at the beginning of November 2010.

The deadline will be 1st February 2011.

Self funded fellows may apply at any time to:

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
Department of Politics and International Relations
University of Oxford
13 Norham Gardens
Oxford
OX2 6PS
United Kingdom

Email: reuters.institute(at)politics.ox.ac.uk

http://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/fellowships/overview.html


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