Journalism fellowships at the Reuters Institute, University of Oxford

Reuters Institute is taking applications for its 014/15 Journalism Fellowship Programme at Oxford University. Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in journalism and good spoken and written English.

The programme enables visiting journalists from around the world to conduct research in Oxford. Fellowships currently available include the Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellowships, Gerda Henkel Fellowship in the field of Humanities, Said-Asfari Fellowships for journalists from the Levant and Wincott Fellowships for Eastern European business / economic journalists.

Fellows enjoy an opportunity to critically reflect upon their profession, to research a subject of their choice under the supervision of an academic specialising in that area, and to enjoy the breadth of academic, cultural and social life at the University of Oxford.

This is not a degree programme but fellows are expected to write a substantial piece of research of publishable quality. The deadline for receipt of applications is 31st January, 2014. For more information, see

Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellowships Founded in 1983, the fellowships offers an opportunity for experienced journalists wishing to undertake research projects on a variety of subjects. Approximately 6 Thomson Reuters Fellows study each year on fully-funded Fellowships for 3 or 6 months. Thomson Reuters Fellows are drawn from both print and broadcast media. Journalists from any country in the world are eligible.

  • Gerda Henkel Fellowship for journalists in the field of HumanitiesSince 2005, the Gerda Henkel Foundation has awarded one six month fully-funded Fellowship to journalists who intend to carry out research in the field of Historical Humanities, particularly in Art History, Modern and Ancient History, Legal History or Islamic History. Within these areas, participants can freely choose their research topic, although it should ideally be connected with their professional activity. Mid-career journalists from any country in the world are eligible.
  • Said-Asfari Fellowship for Journalists from the Levant The Said-Asfari Fellowship, established in 2012, is a six month Fellowship supported by the Said Foundation and the Asfari Foundation. It is open to experienced journalists wishing to undertake research projects on a variety of subjects, normally related to one of the Foundation’s target countries or of its media. Candidates should ideally be based in the Levant and intend to work there upon the completion of the Fellowship.Journalists from Lebanon, Palestine and Syria (resident in the Levant region or Egypt) are eligible.
  • Wincott Fellowships for business / economic journalists from Eastern Europe Since 1995, the Wincott Foundation has sponsored journalists (usually 2 per year) from Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia for a 3 month fully funded Fellowship.  Preference is given to economic and business journalists whose proposed research topic is related to the business or economic development of a country or of its media. In 2014-15 further preference will be shown to candidates from Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, or Ukraine but applications from other countries will also be considered. Journalists working in new or alternative media or websites aiming to provide independent and objective news are also encouraged to apply.

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