The Gordon N. Fisher/JHR Journalism Fellowship in the University of Toronto

Opportunity Detail

  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non Degree
  • Eligible Region/Countries
    Sub-Saharan Africa or the Middle East Countries
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Field of study Journalism
  • Opportunity ID 23281
  • Funding Type Fully Funded
  • Duration 8 months

Opportunity Description

The Gordon N. Fisher/JHR Journalism Fellowship accepts applications. The Fellowship is an annual opportunity for a journalist from Sub-Saharan Africa or the Middle East to participate in the William Southam Journalism Fellowship Program at the University of Toronto’s Massey College. The Fisher Fellowship, which runs concurrently with the William Southam Journalism Fellowships, lasts one academic year at the University of Toronto from September to May.

Host University: Massey College in University of Toronto
Funded by: Alva Foundation
Supported by: Journalists for Human Rights
Application Deadline: January 31, 2022
Shortlisting Notification: First week of April 2022
Duration: 8 months (September to May)

Fellowship Details:
  • Fellows can choose from a wide range of university courses and activities, audit any graduate or undergraduate course, and have access to all of the University’s facilities.
  • Fellows live at Massey College, the University of Toronto’s multi-disciplinary graduate residential college.
  • There are no educational requirements for a Fellowship, and Fellows do not receive credit or a degree for work completed during the academic year.
  • The program typically requires auditing at least two academic courses per semester; one academic course must be completed in its entirety, and all assignments must be completed.
  • The Fisher/JHR Fellow meets with his or her Canadian counterparts regularly in informal seminars to discuss issues with speakers from various professions.
  • They also take full advantage of any program-organized trips.
  • Fellows agree to refrain from professional work, including writing and broadcasting, during the Fellowship period to get the most out of the program.
  • Personal holidays are limited to University holiday periods.
  • Applicants should be aware that journalism courses are not available at the University of Toronto’s St. George campus.
Benefits of Gordon N. Fisher/JHR Journalism Fellowship:

Gordon N. Fisher/JHR Journalism Fellowship provides and covers the following costs:

  • 8-month stipend that will replicate the successful applicant’s salary and any program costs. The first monthly installment will begin at the end of September and end at the end of April.
  • All university fees
  • The Fellow’s travel expenses of economy airfare to and from Toronto.
  • Costs of organized trips taken during the program.
  • An allowance for winter clothing.
  • An allowance for books.
Who is eligible for Gordon N. Fisher/JHR Journalism Fellowship?
  • Journalists from Sub-Saharan Africa or the Middle East are welcome to apply.
  • 5 years of media experience
  • Currently employed full-time as news or editorial employee at a newspaper, radio station, television station, magazine, or news service.
  • Freelance journalists who have worked consistently in the media for the past eight years will also be considered
  • The journalist must be proficient in the English Language.
Required Documents:
How to apply for Gordon N. Fisher/JHR Journalism Fellowship?

You can apply through the online application for and upload the mentioned required documents.

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