The fellowship will include undertaking an investigative project from inside the Reuters newsroom in London, mentored by top Reuters editors while being overseen by Durham University and having access to the university’s academics and research resources.
The fellowship commands a monthly salary of £4,444 per month for each month of the fellowship, in addition to a maximum of £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.
Reuters is an international news agency that employs around 2,500 journalists and 600 photojournalists in about 200 locations worldwide.
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.
Closing date: 15 August 2022
- The Harry Evans Fellowship is a global opportunity, and is open to all eligible candidates across the world.
- Qualified applicants will be early in their careers and will have professional journalism experience.
- Demonstration of published examples of work such as links to published work.
- A letter of recommendation from an editor who has worked closely with you, assessing your abilities and potential as an investigative journalist.
- 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.
- 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.
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