Apply for our News Trust Fellowship

We have two scholarships for journalists from India, Brazil, the UK or the US, who would like to the spend with us the first 6 months of 2021
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2nd September 2020

In 2021, we will grant two fellowships to mid-career journalists who have ideas for ways to enhance trust in the news media.  

We’re inviting journalists from the U.S., UK, India or Brazil who have at least five years’ experience in the newsroom to apply before September 28th. Your idea might be something new you wish to implement in your newsroom when you return, or it may be a new initiative you’d like to launch.  

The successful applicants will join the Journalism Fellowship at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University for six months, starting in January 2021.  

This means you will have access to Oxford libraries, the full wealth of research data and specialists at the Reuters Institute, and a cohort of top journalists from around the world with whom you can share and develop your ideas.  

You will be given a stipend to cover your food and accommodation, and will be able to spend time researching, developing and testing your idea before presenting and publishing your findings. Your travel to Oxford and back home will be covered, and we will provide support in the visa process.  

Applications should include:  

  • A 600-word summary of the idea you believe will enhance trust in the news media 

  • A 2- to 3-page CV including contact details for three references, and links to recent work  

  • A one-page statement explaining who you are and why you would like to join us 

These can be submitted in PDF, Word, or Rich Text Format. The applications can be submitted here.   

Applications must reach us by 08.00 GMT on September 28th, but early submission is encouraged to give us more time to consider your idea. The successful applicants will be informed in early October.