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Our Journalist Fellowship

The programme

The Journalist Fellowship Programme is one of the world’s leading schemes for practising, mid-career journalists to take some time out from their day jobs to explore journalism in depth.

Journalists joining us in Oxford will further their understanding of journalism through seminars, networking events, discussions with peers and working on a personal project. This is a programme for working journalists and editors who will return to journalism after spending a few months with us. | More on the programme

How to apply to the programme

Any journalist with more than five years of experience in newsrooms can apply for the programme. Here are the things you need to prepare for your application. | Learn more and apply

What do our Fellows do in Oxford?

Our Journalist Fellows work on a project that addresses an issue that's important for their newsrooms or for the news industry as a whole. | Explore their projects

Who funds our Fellowships?

Our programme is funded by 15 different organisations, including foundations, nonprofits, public broadcasters and private news companies. | More on our funders

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What you need to apply

A one-page project statement and a 150-word summary of your proposed project idea.

A one-page motivation statement. Why are you ready for a fellowship? Why do you want to do this project? 

A two-page CV. Describe briefly your career and your education history. You can includes links to your work.

Two letters of reference. Ask two people who know you and your work. Each reference should be just one page. 

Our Journalist Fellows in their own words