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Heinz-Kühn-foundation grants for Young Journalists In Germany, 2019

Applicants are invited to apply for Heinz-Kühn-foundation grants for young journalists from North-Rhine-Westphalia and developing countries in Germany. The foundation awards scholarships to young journalists from North-Rhine-Westphalia for six- reporting trips in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The aim of the Heinz-Kühn-Foundation is to support the training and professional development of junior journalists.

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In order to promote the training and further education of young journalists, the Heinz-Kühn-Stiftung awards six-week or three-month scholarships for stays abroad in Africa, Asia and Latin America to young journalists from North Rhine-Westphalia. At the same time, the foundation finances up to six-month stays for journalists from Africa, Asia and Latin America in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Description:  

  • Applications Deadline: November 30.
  • Course Level: The studentships are available to young journalists.
  • Study Subject: The foundation awards scholarships to young journalists from North-Rhine-Westphalia for six-week or three-month reporting trips in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
  • Nationality: Young journalists from North-Rhine-Westphalia and developing countries are eligible for this application .
  • Number of Awards: Numbers not given.
  • The award can be taken in Germany

Eligibility:

  • Eligible Countries: Young journalists from North-Rhine-Westphalia and developing countries are eligible for a scholarship.
  • Entrance Requirements: Young journalists from North-Rhine-Westphalia and developing countries are eligible for a scholarship if they satisfy the following requirements:
  • Have a keen interest in development issues;
  • have already gained substantial professional experience in journalism (a completed college education is desirable);
  • Are not older than 35 years of age; and,
  • Have a good command of the official language of their host country (candidates from abroad must at least have a basic knowledge of the German language).
  • English Language Requirements: Have a good command of the official language of their host country (candidates from abroad must at least have a basic knowledge of the German language).

Journalism Scholarships

Application Procedure

How to Apply: Journalists who meet the requirements for a scholarship should first contact the foundation to discuss possible host countries and their topics of interest. The foundation’s postal address is:
Ministerpräsident des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen Heinz-Kühn-Stiftung Stadttor 1 40190 Düsseldorf

 The following documents should be enclosed with the application:

  • curriculum vitae in tabular form and a photograph
  • certificates of vocational training and present occupation
  • foreign languages certificates
  • German candidates should provide a detailed statement explaining their reasons for applying, their choice of host country and the proposed topic of research.
  • Candidates from abroad should provide a letter of motivation in German.

Benefits

The sponsorship will provide the following:

  • a lump-sum contribution towards living expenses in the host country (with scholarship payments covering training and living expenses in the host country);
  • a lump-sum allowance for flight and travelling expenses (the foundation pays a return air ticket for candidates from abroad);
  • an allowance to cover costs of research materials (e.g. literature);
  • an allowance for trips within the host country; and,

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