24/11/2017 - 9:58 am

Heinz-Kühn-Foundation Scholarship For Young Journalists from Developing Countries

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The Heinz-Kühn-Foundation awards scholarships to young journalists from North-Rhine-Westphalia and developing countries for six-week or three-month reporting trips in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Applications for the following year must be received by 30th of November.

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.

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 holders will get a lump-sum contribution covering their training and living expenses, airfare, costs of research materials, trips within the host country; and, if necessary, a German language course of up to four months at the Düsseldorf or Bonn based Goethe-Institut.

Main criteria

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).

The following documents should be enclosed with the application: CV 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.

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