Dag Hammarskjold fellowship for Journalists, USA 2018-19

Dag Hammarskjold Journalism Fellowships for Developing Countries in USA, and applications are submitted till March 12, 2018. The Dag Hammarskjold Fund is offering journalism fellowships to radio, television, print and web journalists. The fellowship program is open to journalists who are native to one of the developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Four journalists are selected each year after a review of all applications. Fellowships are available for professional journalists who are interested in coming to New York to report on international affairs during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Full details: 

School(Institutions/ Country):  | USA 

Level: Fellowships are available for professional journalists who are interested in coming to New York to report on international affairs during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Field(s): Journalism

Deadline: March 12, 2018.

Funded By:  The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund

Beneficiaries(Target Groups):  Dag Hammarskjold Journalism Fellowships are targeted for The students of developing countries of Africa (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe), Asia (Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Kingdom of China, People’s Rep., India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Democratic Rep., Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, 


Pakistan, Islamic Rep. of Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Kingdom of Timor – Leste, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam) , Latin America (Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela), and the Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico (Commonwealth), Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago) can apply for these scholarships.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

 Award No:  Four journalists are selected each year after a review of all applications.

 Scholarship Duration:  The fellowships will begin in early September and extend to late November.

‣ Scholarship covers: The 2015 Dag Hammarskjold Journalism Fellowships Fund will provide: round-trip airfare to New York; accommodations; health insurance for the duration of the fellowship, and a daily allowance to cover food and other necessities. The Fund will not be responsible for other expenses of a personal nature, such as telephone calls.

Description

‣ The Dag Hammarskjold Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its 2014 fellowship program.

‣ The application deadline is March 16, 2015. The 2015 Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35, from developing countries who are interested in coming to New York to report on international affairs during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

‣ The  2015 Dag Hammarskjold Journalism Fellowships will begin in early September and extend to late November and will include the cost of travel and accommodations in New York, as well as a per diem allowance.

‣ The fellowship program is open to journalists who are native to one of the developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and are currently working full-time for a bona fide media organization in a developing nation.

‣ Applicants must demonstrate an interest in and commitment to international affairs and to conveying a better understanding of the United Nations to their readers and audiences.

‣ They must also have approval from their media organizations to spend up to two months in New York to report from the United Nations.

Eligibility

Dag Hammarskjold Journalism Fellowships are open for applicants who 

‣ are native of one of the developing countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

‣ currently live in and write for media in a developing country.

‣ are between the ages of 25 and 35.

‣ have a very good command of the English language since United Nations press conferences and many documents are in English only.

‣ are currently employed full-time as professional journalists for print, television, radio or internet media organizations.

‣ have approval from their media organizations to spend up to three months in New York reporting from the United Nations.

‣ receive a commitment from their media organizations that the reports they file during the term of the Fellowship will be used and that they will continue to be paid as employees.


Scholarship Application Method 

 Applicants are submitted via by post 

An originally completed AND signed application, along with all six (6) of the Documentation Requirements, should be sent by postal or courier service (such as DHL, FedEx, Airborne) to:

Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists
512 Northampton Street, No. 124A
Edwardsville, PA 18704 USA

Questions can be directed to:  fellowship2018@unjournalismfellowship.org

Documentation Requirements

Please include all of the following documents with your signed application. Applications WITHOUT the following documents will NOT be considered.

1. Copies of representative selections of your work, such as newspaper clippings, audio tapes, video tapes or internet submissions. The selections must be work produced in 2017 or 2018 — not earlier. Entries with insight and originality will be considered most favorably. Investigative work is welcome.

For newspaper clippings not in English, include an English translation or summary.

If the reports you wish to submit with your application are posted on the Internet, please provide the url addresses.

• For audio tape and video tape submissions, include a written transcription or a summary in English, even if the originals are in English.

• Video submissions should be in DVD or CD (preferably NTSC) format. Radio applicants should send a CD with MP3 formatted files.

2. Signed letters from two individuals who supervised you and can comment on your journalism experience and qualifications.

3. Endorsement of the Fellowship application from the editor or director of the news organization that presently employs you. This endorsement must be originally signed and should:

• Grant you a leave of absence from your current duties in the event you are awarded a fellowship.

• Agrees to continue paying you for your services during the term of the Fellowship and agrees to use the reports you file from the U.N.

• States plans for using the reports you file during the fellowship.

4. Summary statement. On a separate sheet of paper, explain in not less than 300 words why you are applying for this Fellowship and what you expect to gain from the experience.

5. Two recent photographs (passport size or larger). Place these photos in a separate secure envelope and affix them to the front of your application. Do not staple the photos directly to the application form.

6. A copy of your passport. Applications without a passport will NOT be considered.

NOTE: Applicants and/or their employers are required to provide equipment necessary for the applicants to efficiently and effectively report from the United Nations. Such equipment should include a laptop or notebook computer, digital camera (if appropriate), audio/visual recording and equipment needed for transmission, especially for TV. Selected journalists must be prepared technically to file their news stories over WIFI, whether broadcast or print, and arrive with a computer enabled for WIFI.

You MUST INCLUDE ALL necessary documentation as outlined in the Eligibility and Documentation Requirements with your application.

CLICK HERE for the application in Word format

CLICK HERE for the application in PDF format (requires Adobe Reader, free download)

An originally completed AND signed application, along with all six (6) of the Documentation Requirements, should be sent by postal or courier service (such as DHL, FedEx, Airborne) to:

Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists
512 Northampton Street, No. 124A
Edwardsville, PA 18704 USA

Questions can be directed to:  fellowship2018@unjournalismfellowship.org

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on March 12, 2018.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ 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.

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