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Application Deadline: August 15, 2022

Scholarship Details:

The Fellowship provides an unrivalled opportunity for an exceptional early career journalist: a six to nine month Fellowship with Durham University which will include undertaking an investigative project from inside the Reuters newsroom in London, mentored by top Reuters editors in the field while being overseen by Durham University and 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.

The Fellowship was created in honour of Sir Harry Evans, one of the pioneers of modern investigative journalism.

The Durham University Global Fellowship commands an annual salary of £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.

The successful applicants 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.

Scholarship Summary:

  • Host Country: UK
  • Study Abroad: Study in UK
  • Category: Fellowships
  • Eligible Countries: All Countries
  • Reward: Full Scholarship
    • £53,333 Annual Salary
    • £1,250 Living Stipends
    • £1,800 travel expenses.

Scholarship Requirements:

To be considered for the fellowship, you must satisfy the following:

  • 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.
    • Applicants should apply as per the instructions and format outlined above.

Scholarship Duration and Benefits:

  • 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.
  • The Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship also  provides the opportunity for an early career journalist to develop their ideas and collaborations in a thriving community of journalists and researchers, including through engagement with the University’s departments, institutes and colleges.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Visit scholarship webpage for details and application.

Categories: FELLOWSHIPS