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IJP German-Northern European Journalists Bursary, 2015

The German non-profit organisation IJP (International Journalists’ Programmes) is inviting applications for Journalism bursary available for journalists from Nordic country and Germany. Five journalists, one from each Nordic country, will have the opportunity to work for German media outlets for two months in 2015. At the same time, five German journalists visit host media in Northern Europe. Journalists from all six countries, who join the German-Northern European Scholarship, gain personal experience and professional insight of the political landscape, the economy and of the everyday life in the host country. The application must be handed in before November 30th, 2014.

Study Subject(s): Bursary is awarded in Journalism area. Journalist will gain personal experience and professional insight of the political landscape, the economy and of the everyday life in the host country.
Course Level: Bursary is available for journalists for two month internship.
Scholarship Provider: IJP ” International Journalists’ Programmes ” a non-profit organisation (support from governments of both sides represented by the Foreign Office of the Federal Government in Berlin and the foreign ministries of the Nordic countries)
Award can be taken at: Germany (journalists from Nordic countries) and Northern Europe (German journalists)

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Eligibility: The application is open to any journalist from the Nordic countries aged between 18 and 40, working for any print, radio or TV media. The applicant should have some knowledge of the German language, although fluent German is not expected. At least workable knowledge of English is essential.

Open for International Students:  Journalists from Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden are eligible this Journalism bursary.

Description:  IJP LogoThe German non-profit organisation IJP “International Journalists’ Programmes” hereby announces its sixteenth bursary in 2015 for journalists from Germany and the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Five journalists, one from each Nordic country, will have the opportunity to work for German media outlets for two months in 2015. At the same time, five German journalists visit host media in Northern Europe. IJP is a non-profit organisation offering exchange programmes for early and mid-career journalists between Germany and more than 40 countries. These programmes enable participants to experience their host countries from a correspondent’s perspective. So far, similar programmes have been set up for journalists from Germany and the U.S.A., the U.K., the Netherlands, Turkey, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Russia, Southern Africa and the Middle East. Journalists from all six countries, who join the German-Northern European Scholarship, gain personal experience and professional insight of the political landscape, the economy, and of the everyday life in the host country. Participants from the Northern countries meet opinion- and decision-makers in Germany, the largest country in the European Union. The programme is funded by the Auswärtiges Amt (Foreign Office of the German Federal Government), by the foreign ministries of the Nordic countries and by a small circle of private sponsors.

Number of award(s): Five journalists, one from each Nordic country, will have the opportunity to work for German media outlets for two months in 2015. At the same time, five German journalists visit host media in Northern Europe.

Duration of award(s): The duration of bursary is two months, between April and June. The programme starts April 9th, 2015 with a four-day introduction conference in one of the Nordic capitals. Immediately afterwards, the participating journalists will take up their internships at the host media.

What does it cover? Each Nordic scholar will receive a single payment of 3,700 Euro to cover a part of travel expenses, accommodation and personal expenses during their stay in Germany. Additional costs should be paid by each scholar. Payment for the work in Germany is up to the individual media and cannot be expected.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: The selection committee will inform applicants by January 15th, 2015.

How to Apply:The application must be handed in before November 30th, 2014 and should include:
-CV, incl. photograph
-letter of recommendation by an editor, supporting the application
-four written samples of work (TV and radio journalists are asked not to send tapes but a comprehensive list of contributions)
-preferences of host media outlets and of host regions (i.e. Munich) in Germany.

Application Deadline: The application must be handed in before November 30th, 2014

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application