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Applications are now closed

Applications for Journalist Fellowships in the 2024-25 academic year are now closed. We'll open applications again in January 2025. 

How to apply when they reopen

If you are a journalist with more than five years’ experience working in newsrooms, you qualify to apply for a Reuters Institute scholarship. Before applying, see our frequently asked questions on our Fellowship Programme webpage

You will need to prepare: 

  • 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 your proposed project idea.

  • 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. Ask two people who know you and your work to write a letter recommending you for a fellowship. These letters should include the referee’s full name, job title, their relationship to you, and their contact details. Each reference should not be longer than one-page. Save these in PDF format.  

The size limits for all PDF uploads is 25 MB per document. You will then be able to submit these documents on our online application portal. No incomplete applications will be considered.

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