Reuters Institute Journalist Fellowship Programme

Journalists from around the world with at least five years’ professional experience are invited to join the Reuters institute on a paid fellowship at Oxford University. Candidates will have all their costs covered. The deadline is on Monday 8th February 2021.

The Journalist Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute is one of the world’s leading schemes for practising, mid-career journalists to take some time out from their day jobs to explore journalism in depth.

Through personal research, seminars, networking events and discussions, candidates will further their understanding of journalism, the news industry and their place in it.

While you are in Oxford, you will work on a project that will be of direct impact to you, your career, your newsroom and the wider media industry, bringing in what you learn during your time in the fellowship.

Fellowships last three or six months, depending on their funding. They begin in either October, January or April.

Successful applicants get their fees covered and receive a monthly stipend of £2,000, which will be enough to cover the cost of accommodation, food, and general living expenses.

Travel to and from the UK and any visa costs are also covered.

When applying, you need to upload a personal statement, a project proposal, two reference letters, and a CV.

The deadline is on Monday 8th February 2021.


Main Criteria

  • To be considered for one of the journalist fellowships, you must have a minimum of five years’ journalistic experience, or in rare cases demonstrate the equivalent level of expertise.
  • Candidates from all over the world are eligible to apply.
  • You should be able to understand and join in discussions in English.

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