The Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship in Investigative Journalism 2022 at Durham University

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Eligible Region/Countries
    International
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 49067
  • Duration six to nine-month 
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Opportunity Description

Durham University is a collegiate public research university that was established by a royal charter in 1837 and a parliamentary act in Durham, England.
Applications are currently being accepted for the Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship 2022. The Fellowship offers an exceptional early-career journalist a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It is a six to nine-month Fellowship with Durham University that includes working on an investigative project inside the Reuters newsroom in London, being mentored by top Reuters editors in the field, being supervised by Durham University, and having access to university academics and research resources. The applicant will have the opportunity to hone rigorous, fact-based research and reporting abilities through this Fellowship. Sir Harry Evans, one of the founders of contemporary investigative journalism, is honored by the Fellowship. As editor of The Northern Echo, The Sunday Times, and the times, he led award-winning projects that included exposing the Soviet spy Kim Philby’s cover-up, the corporate deception behind the 1974 DC-10 Paris air crash, and his well-known campaign to obtain compensation for Thalidomide children. His work established him as the gold standard of courageous public interest journalism. His fellow journalist most significant him as the most excellent British newspaper editor of all time.

Brief Details

Founded by: Durham University
Host Country: London
Deadline: 15 August 2022
Announcing Date: 1 October 2022
Duration: six to nine-month
Eligible Countries: International

Benefits of the program

  • A young journalist with the Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship in Investigative Journalism has the chance to grow their ideas and partnerships in a vibrant community of journalists and academics, engaging with the University’s departments, institutes, and colleges.
  • For the duration of the Fellowship, the chosen candidate will work for Durham University while also completing a placement at Reuters’ London newsroom or another appropriate partner of Reuters’ choosing. Additionally, a suitable academic mentor and supervisor will be assigned to the selected applicant at Durham University.
  • The Fellowship includes a maximum £1,250 monthly living allowance, a one-time payment of £1,800 for travel and costs, and a monthly income of about £4,444 for each month of the Fellowship (equal to a pro-rata salary of around £53,333 per year).
  • If the chosen candidate is already employed by a news or media organization and takes a leave of absence to pursue the Fellowship, Durham University will, under certain conditions, reimburse their employer for temporary staff costs up to a maximum of £12,000.
  • The chosen applicant is not required to be employed in the UK at the time of application or to hold a valid work permit. The University will assist the selected candidate in applying for the proper visa necessary to complete the Fellowship in the UK.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • They encourage submissions from all qualified applicants, regardless of location, since the Harry Evans Fellowship is a worldwide opportunity.
  • The successful applicant must comply with all applicable immigration restrictions since the Fellowship will be conducted in Durham and London.
  • They promote applications from people who belong to underrepresented groups in the media.

Selection Criteria

  • Early in their careers, qualified candidates will have professional journalistic experience.
  • Applications may be taken into account on a case-by-case basis when a prospective applicant is not currently a journalist but has experience in investigative reporting in a related professional field (for instance, managing human rights or other socio-political publications and campaigns, working as an author or researcher on reputable investigative work, developing in-field photo- or video-research projects, documentaries, or exhibitions).

How to Apply?

Fill out the application completely; you must fill out the following information in this form:

  • A brief statement (no more than 500 words) outlining your background, your goals for the fellowship, and how your vision of journalism aligns with that of the fellowship. goals for the fellowship, and how your vision of journalism aligns with the fellowship’s plans for the fellowship, and how your idea of journalism aligns with the fellowship’s.
  • A thorough proposal for an investigation project you want to conduct during the Fellowship (up to 800 words). As multimedia journalism is encouraged, the proposal may contain a modest quantity of pertinent visual content, such as graphics, images, or a brief video clip. The proposal should make it evident to the Fellowship Committee what the story is about, what makes it unique—including any novel findings—why the story is significant, what effects it could have, how you plan to report it, and how you plan to present it. The Reuters editors may decide to give the selected fellow another project, but this idea will be a significant factor in the Fellowship Committee’s judgment.

Save your filled-out form as FirstName-Surname-SHEF-Fellowship in the file format.

They also need the following items in addition to the application form:

  • Display published work samples (up to five examples) through email attachments or links to published work. work samples (up to five examples)
  • An editor’s letter of recommendation describing your skills and potential as an investigative journalist after working closely with you.

Application Form

Send the completed form together with any necessary files to [email protected].

To learn more, kindly visit Durham University’s official website.

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