DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2020 ― Young journalists from North-Rhine-Westphalia and developing countries are eligible for scholarships that cover six-week or three-month reporting trips in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The Heinz-Kühn-Foundation will support the training and professional development of the selected young journalists.
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.
Seleceted applicants will 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 two 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.
Interested applicants must
- have a keen interest in development issues;
- have already gained substantial professional experience in journalism (a completed college education is desirable);
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).
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