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UN Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship for Students from Developing Countries in USA, 2018

The 2018 Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 16 September to 6 October 2018. The RAF fellowship is open to full-time working journalists between 22 and 35 years of age who are nationals and residents of the countries with developing economies or economies in transition.

The Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship is a unique opportunity for young journalists from developing countries and countries with economies in transition to cover the United Nations.

The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945.  It is currently made up of 193 Member States.  The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: May 7, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to young journalists.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in the field of Journalism.
  • Scholarship Award: The fellowship covers roundtrip airfare from your country of residence to New York and provides a daily subsistence allowance (approximately $385/day) that can be used for accommodation and meals.
  • Nationality: Applicants from Developing countries are eligible to apply.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in New York, USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: The RAF fellowship is open to full-time working journalists between 22 and 35 years of age who are nationals and residents of the following countries with developing economies or economies in transition:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine (State of), Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

English Language Requirements: Fellows are expected to participate in a series of briefings and discussions while at Headquarters. Since fellows come from all parts of the world, the common language of communication during the programme is English, which is also one of the two working languages of the United Nations. Fellows can publish their stories in their own language.

Journalism Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: You must apply via the online application form.

You will need the following documents:

  1. Three (3) published work samples related to international affairs. These can be submitted in their original language. Please include a brief summary in English for material that is not submitted in one of the six official UN languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
    2. A letter of reference from your current employer or (for freelancers) an editor you have worked with
    3. Your curriculum vitae in English or French
    4. Proof of education (your highest degree or diploma)

Online Application

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