Seeking Application from young journalist (Fully Funded) Scholarships 
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Seeking Application from young journalist (Fully Funded)

Heinz-Kühn-Foundation Scholarships: Supporting Training and Professional Development of Junior Journalists from the Developing World

Deadline: 30 November 2016

The Heinz-Kühn-Foundation is currently seeking applications from the young journalists for the scholarships, providing them six-week or three-month reporting trips in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The foundation also provides funds to enable candidates from developing countries to gain professional journalism experience in North-Rhine-Westphalia for up to three months.

Heinz-Kühn-Foundation scholarships are intended to enable junior journalists to further their professional development and continue training in new surroundings, and to gain a first-hand and in-depth knowledge of the customs, opinions and way of life in other countries.


Scholarship holders get:

a lump-sum contribution towards living expenses in the host country (with scholarship payments covering training and living expenses in the host country);
a lump-sum allowance for flight and travelling expenses (the foundation pays a return air ticket for candidates from abroad);
an allowance to cover costs of research materials (e.g. literature);
an allowance for trips within the host country; and,
(If neccessary, for scholarship holders from abroad) a German language course of up to four months at the Düsseldorf or Bonn based Goethe-Institut.
In the lead up to the scholarship and throughout the duration of the scholarship, the Heinz-Kühn-Foundation will provide support.

Eligibility Criteria

Young journalists from North-Rhine-Westphalia and developing countries are eligible for a scholarship if they satisfy the following requirements:
have a keen interest in development issues;
have already gained substantial professional experience in journalism (a completed college education is desirable);
are not older than 35 years of age; and,
have a good command of the official language of their host country (candidates from abroad must at least have a basic knowledge of the German language).

CLICK HERE to apply or for more information.



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