Heinz-Kühn-Foundation Scholarships 2021 for Junior Journalists: (Deadline 30 November 2020)

Heinz-Kühn-Foundation Scholarships 2021 for Junior Journalists: (Deadline 30 November 2020)

Heinz-Kühn-Foundation Scholarships 2021 for Junior Journalists: (Deadline 30 November 2020)

Applications are open for the Heinz-Kühn-Foundation Scholarships 2021 for Junior Journalists. The aim of the Heinz-Kühn-Foundation is to support the training and professional development of junior journalists.

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. The foundation also provides funds to enable candidates from developing countries to gain professional journalism experience in North-Rhine-Westphalia for up to three months.

 

Heinz-Kühn-Foundation scholarships are intended to enable junior journalists to further their professional development and continue training in new surroundings, and to gain a first-hand and in-depth knowledge of the customs, opinions and way of life in other countries.

Scholarship

Scholarship holders get

  • 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,
  • (if neccessary, for scholarship holders from abroad) a German language course of up to two months at the Düsseldorf or Bonn based Goethe-Institut.

Eligibility

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).

Scholarship holders from North-Rhine-Westphalia have to determine and agree with the foundation a plan for their training and professional development in their host country and to follow this plan during the scholarship to the best of their ability. They also undertake to submit a detailed report of their stay in the host country within six weeks of completing the scholarship. All reports from scholarship holders are published in the yearbook of the Heinz-Kühn-Foundation.

Application

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 proposed topic of research.
  • Candidates from abroad should provide a letter of motivation in German.

Applications should be sent to the foundation’s postal address:

Ministerpräsident des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
Heinz-Kühn-Stiftung
Stadttor 1
40190 Düsseldorf

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