Asia Journalism Fellowship. Temasek Foundation and Nanyang Technological University are offering A s i a Journalism Fellowship at NTU’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information for three months of learning and exchange. Asian journalist and freelancers are eligible for this journalism fellowship. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): Temasek Foundation and Nanyang Technological University | Singapore
Level: Fellowship (three months of learning and exchange).
Deadline: 25 October 2013.
Funded By: Temasek Foundation and Nanyang Technological University
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Asia Journalism Fellowship is targeted for Students of Following Countries: Applicants from Asia (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, North, Korea, South, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan,
Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen).
‣ Award No: The Fellowship brings around 15 journalists from across Asia to Singapore for three months.
‣ Scholarship Duration: The duration of fellowship is three months.
‣ Scholarship covers: Fellows will be provided a stipend of S$1,500 per month for the duration of the three month programme. Travel to and from Singapore will also be covered. There is no extra funding for spouses and children to visit. Free accommodation is provided in service apartments. Two or three Fellows share one apartment, which has a kitchen for you to cook meals. Fellows will have access to the library, computer, internet and athletic facilities of the NTU campus. NTU will apply for Training Employment Passes for the Fellows to come to Singapore. Any visiting family members must handle their own entry permit applications.
Asia Journalism Fellowship
‣ The programme allows Fellows to take part in seminars and workshops designed to sharpen professional skills and deepen their understanding of key trends shaping their profession.
‣ Eased of their usual deadline pressures, Fellows also get to work on an independent project and pursue their intellectual interests, guided by professors and other experts on and off campus.
‣ AJF also provides access to key news makers in Singapore’s public sector, business community and civil society, offering insights into the challenges faced by one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan hub cities.
To be eligible for Asia Journalism Fellowship, you must satisfy the following minimum criteria:
‣ At least five years of professional journalism experience, not including student journalism who are currently working as a journalist.
‣ Freelancers are eligible, if journalism is your main activity.
‣ Residing in Asia.
‣ Able to operate in English, this is the working language of the programme.
‣ We welcome journalists working in non-English media, but you will have to show your proficiency in English through a telephone interview.
‣ Permission from your employers to be away for the full three months of the Fellowship.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Apply electronically (send to applications-at-ajf.sg) or by post.
‣ Completed application form.
‣ Employer’s letter of support (not required for freelancers).
‣ (Download Sample Letter) This letter is to certify that your employer is prepared to release you from work for the full three months of the programme.
‣ 3 letters of recommendation. (Download instructions for referees) Please choose your referees carefully.
‣ They should be individuals who know your work well and can write about you independently.
‣ 3-5 samples of past work. You should receive an automated reply. If you do, it means that your application is successfully received.
‣ Due to the large volume of applications we need to process, we are usually not able to reply to individual queries after the deadline.
‣ Scholarship Application Due Date: Application must reach the Wee Kim Wee School no later than 5 pm (Singapore Time), Friday 25 October 2013.
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ The application materials will be reviewed by a panel comprising academics from the Wee Kim Wee School and experienced journalists.
‣ Potential applicants may be contacted for a phone interview.
‣ Successful applicants will be notified by mid-November 2013. Only successful applicants will be contacted.
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