The International Journalists’ Programmes (IJP) offer a bursary to up to six young Southern African (SADC-Member States: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe + Kenia) and up to five young German journalists.
The bursary is intended to enable young journalists to gain valuable insights into the political, economical, cultural as well as the social fabric of the host country.
Worth of award
- The Southern African delegates receive a fixed payment of 3,000 Euro.
- This is expected to cover most of their travel, accommodation and living expenses. No further payments will be made: delegates are expected to use their own funds for any further costs.
- Payment for their work with the host media is not envisaged.
- To receive the full grant participants are obliged to write a report of at least three pages and provide copies of their published journalistic work after returning home.
All journalists from Southern Africa (SADC Member States and Kenia) between the age of 25 and 40 who regularly work for a media organisation can apply.
How to apply
- Enclose a CV with a passport photograph.
- Write a 800 word essay addressing the following topics:
- Why you would like to work in Germany
- What you expect from IJP and what you think you can contribute to it?
- What are the 3 research topics you want to pursue during the fellowship?
- What role you expect to play at your home media in the future?
- How you will spend the bursary?
- Include a one-page resume detailing your education and work experience, your standard of German and English (copies of certificates/ e.g. Goethe Institut/Toefel), plus 2 copies of articles written by you (TV and radio journalists must type up their reports since no audio or video tapes can be considered)
- A journalistic reference from your editor or head of department is required (freelancers should submit a reference from a senior journalist). It should also guarantee your leave of absence for the duration of the program.
- All applications should be sent by email sa-application(at)ijp.org
Deadline – Applicants are asked to send the application documents (E-Mail) until February 15th, 2015.