Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and RFE/RL is offering RFE/RL – Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship in Czech Republic. Applicants must have English proficiency. Journalists of Russian federation and the eastern partnership countries are eligible for applying this fellowship. The duration of the fellowship is nine months in RFE/RL’s local bureau and in the Prague broadcasting headquarters. The fellowship provides a stipend, housing and airfare. Application should be submitted by electronically.
Study Subject (s): The fellowship is awarded in journalism.
Course Level: The Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for journalists to receive on-the-job training.
Scholarship Provider: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and RFE/RL
Scholarship can be taken at: Czech Republic, RFE/RL’s local bureaus and applicants will also represent themselves in their country.
Eligibility: The program is open to promising journalists with English-language proficiency from the Russian Federation and the Eastern Partnership Countries: Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Journalists of Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova are eligible for journalism fellowship.
Scholarship Description: RFE/RL is pleased to accept applications for the 2013 – 2014 Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship. The Fellowship is a joint program between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and RFE/RL that is inspired by the former president’s belief in the transformational role of journalism in challenging tyranny. It provides direct work experience and mentoring at RFE/RL’s Prague headquarters to journalists from countries in RFE/RL’s broadcast region where media freedom is stifled.
Number of awards: Not Known
Duration of award (s): Fellowships last nine months, including time spent in the country in RFE/RL’s local bureau and in the Prague broadcasting headquarters.
What does it cover? The fellowship covers a stipend, housing and travel arrangements to and from Prague.
Selection Criteria: Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis.
Notification: Candidates will be informed of their selection by August 1, 2013.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is July 5, 2013.