Reuters Institute International Fellowships for Mid-Career Journalists in UK, 2017-2018

  • Phd
  • 31 January 2017

Thomson Reuters Foundation is offering fellowships for experienced journalists wishing to undertake research projects on a variety of subjects. These are fully-funded fellowships of three or six months (one or two terms). Mid-career journalists from any country in the world are eligible.
The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism marks the University of Oxford’s commitment to creating an international research centre in the comparative study of journalism.
If applicant’s first language is not English, they must supply suitable evidence (an original certificate that is not more than two years old and issued by the responsible body) that they have reached the relevant standard.


The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:
  • You must have a minimum of five years’ experience working as a journalist in any specialism. In rare cases we will consider you if you have less than five years’ journalistic experience, but you must be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of expertise.
  • You will be able to demonstrate a level of English that allows you to participate fully in the programme and write a research paper of publishable quality.
  • You will be given priority if you’re proposing a research project within one of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism’s areas of focus.


Do you wish to become an international student next year?
Demonstrate your English skills with IELTS.


Awards may include travel expenses (including air travel economy class) and a modest living allowance. This arrangement is subject to variation. Spouses and partners (including with dependents) are welcome but under no circumstances will the Fellowship Programme pay the travel or living costs of visiting spouses or dependents.
Fellows at the RISJ on Fellowships from Thomson Reuters Foundation, Gerda-Henkel, Wincott and Saïd – Asfari will receive a monthly stipend of £1,500 from the RISJ for their living costs during their stay in Oxford, as well as covering travel costs within reason.


The mode of application is online.
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