Fully Funded Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship 2025

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Durham University

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Introduction

The Fully Funded Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship is open to all nationals. It is a nine-month fellowship program with Durham University. The fellowship includes undertaking an investigative project inside a newsroom in Toronto, London, or New York. The fellow will be mentored and trained by editors at Reuters or other media partners while supervised by Durham University. The Sir Harry Evans Global fellows will have access to university academics and research resources. This international fellowship is designed to allow fellows to develop rigorous, fact-based research and reporting skills.

The global fellowship provides the opportunity to collaborate and develop ideas in a thriving community of journalists with the support of world-leading and best researchers. This 2025 Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship aims to start as soon as possible, subject to the immigration requirements being met. Durham University will employ the selected applicants as fellows at the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS). With the support of IAS colleagues, the fellows will identify and build a network of international researchers at the university to get help and support in their investigative journalism practice.

The Sir Harry Evans Fellowship at Durham University is a global opportunity, and it is open to applicants worldwide. They encourage applications from members who are underrepresented in journalism. The international fellowship 2025 may be undertaken in the UK, Toronto, or New York, which will be decided by the fellowship committee. The successful candidate must meet applicable immigration requirements for the fellowship country.

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Benefits

The benefits of the Fully Funded Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship are:

  • The fellows will receive a monthly salary of c.£4,444 (equivalent to a pro-rata salary of c.£53,333 per year).
  • The fellowship will also provide a living stipend of £1,250 per month.
  • Fellows will also get a one-time payment of £1,800 for travel and related expenses.
  • If the selected fellow is a current news or media organization employee and he/she takes leave to pursue the fellowship, then Durham University will also pay up to a maximum of £12,000 to their current employer to cover their temporary staff costs, it is subjected to specific terms and conditions.
  • This fellowship is an excellent addition to your profile if you are related to journalism.
  • Journalists will get experience and skills from journalism professionals.

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the Fully Funded Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship are stated below:

  • The global fellowship is open to applicants from all over the world.
  • Applicants must be early-career journalists with two to five years of professional experience in journalism.
  • Applicants with experience in investigative reporting capacities in related professional fields may be considered, but it depends on a case-by-case basis.
  • The related professional fields may include socio-political publications and campaigns leading human rights, working as a researcher or author on authoritative investigative work, or developing in-field photo or video research projects, exhibitions, or documentaries.
  • The international fellowship encourages applicants from under-represented groups in journalism.

Others

Required documents for the Sir Harry Evans Fellowship:

  • A short statement (up to 500 words) that describes yourself to the fellowship committee, which includes what you want to achieve with this fellowship and how your vision of journalism fits with this fellowship.
  • A detailed proposal of up to 800 words for an investigative project that you would do during the fellowship.
  • A one or two-page CV/Resume that includes a link to your LinkedIn profile.
  • Examples of your work.
  • A letter of recommendation.
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