Reuters has opened applications for its 2023 Journalist Fellowship Programme, giving journalists from around the world the opportunity to study at the University of Oxford. Reuters is a media organization that specializes in the production of fact sheets and news reports.
The Reuters Fellowship Programme is fully-funded, and journalists will receive a monthly stipend of £2,000 to cover living and travel costs, for the 6 months duration.
Reuters Fellowship Benefits
As a selected Fellow, you will be involved in personal research, seminars, networking events, and discussions with peers where you will further your understanding of journalism, the news industry, and their place in it.
At the program, you will be embedded in a cutting-edge institution that is shaping key media debates.
Fellows will be part of an institution with a global outlook as fellows come from all over the world sharing ideas and experiences of working in different countries and different mediums.
Fellows will have access to some of the world’s leading news publishers like The Guardian, the Financial Times, and the BBC which is one hour away in London.
Fellows are to refrain from professional work during the fellowship months but can travel for short periods as long as scheduled events are not missed.
The Eligibility Criteria
A minimum of five years of journalistic experience, or in rare cases demonstrate the equivalent level of expertise.
The Reuters Fellowship is open to journalists from all over the world who understand and join discussions in English.
Find more requirements on Oxford university’s English language requirements here.
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. Each reference should not be longer than one page. Save these in PDF format.
The size limit for all PDF uploads is 25MB per document. You will then be able to submit these documents on the online application portal.
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.
The cost of travel to and from the UK and any visa costs will be covered.
Some Journalist fellows are employees of organizations that sponsor them and will run their application process and selection criteria.
The application deadline: The application deadline is the 6th of February, 2023.
The 2023/2024 fellowship cohorts start in October 2023, January 2024, and April 2024.
For more information on the application process, click Here