The Mona Megalli Fellowship
The Mona Megalli Fellowship, established in 2008, is in memory of Mona Megalli, a distinguished Egyptian-American Reuters journalist who died in 2007 after a long illness. Having worked for large parts of her career as a journalist in the Middle East, Mona made a bequest to fund activities and initiatives designed to enhance the professional ethics of journalism in the region. This fellowship is one of those initiatives.
The fellowship is open to a practicing mid-career journalist from the Middle East region interested in researching and publishing material about professional standards and journalistic ethics in the region, how these impact on the practice of journalism there, and also what changes are needed or could be contemplated to improve the practice of journalism in the region.
The Mona Megalli Fellowship lasts two terms (six months). The Fellowship covers Programme fees, a living allowance of £2,000 per month and return travel expenses to the UK.
Applications for 2019/20 open on 21 November 2018 for an October 2019 or January 2020 start date. Application deadline: 11 February 2019.