Fully Funded South Asia Journalism Fellowship (SAJP) at United Kingdom (UK)

Deadline: November 5, 2019
: University of Westminster & Chevening
 UK
: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, or the Maldives
: Journalism
: Fully Funded

Chevening Fellowship

The South Asia Journalism Fellowship (SAJP) 2020 in the UK is now open for applications. The Chevening Fellowship 2020 will take place at the University of Westminster for 8 weeks. The Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship (SAJP) is aimed at mid-career journalists from South Asian countries including Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. Fellows will undertake a bespoke 8-week fellowship titled ‘Good Governance in a Changing World: the Media, Politics, and Society’.  The programme explores the different ways in which the media play a part in holding democratic processes to account, including government, the civil service, and security, as well as the broader political system in both the South Asia region and the UK.

During this program, fellows will explore the range of approaches taken by the UK and the South Asia region, and then use that knowledge to direct discussions that tackle the big issues challenging the field. Fellows will be challenged to discuss the evidence-based context for key policy debates, understand international positions (including appreciation of UK approaches), supply practical experience, and encourage dialogue on key issues.

The curriculum focuses on the ways in which the media are held responsible, and the wider context within which political institutions operate. The ethics of reporting are at the heart of all debates.

Fellows will participate in eight intensive weeks of lectures, visits, and discussions that introduce them to key UK academics, media, and political figures in the field. They will also spend time meeting their peers in some of the UK’s top media organizations, as well as running a symposium on a topic of their choice in the final week.

HOST COUNTRY:

  • United Kingdom

HOST UNIVERSITY:

  • The fellowship in Uk is hosted by the University of Westminster.

FUNDED BY:

  • The Chevening Awards is funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

FELLOWSHIP DURATION:

  • 8-week fellowship

FELLOWSHIP BENEFITS:

The fully-funded fellowship in the United Kingdom will cover:

  • Full program fees
  • Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship
  • Return economy airfare from your country of residence to the UK

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

To be eligible for a Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship, you must:

  • Be a citizen of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, or the Maldives
  • Return to your country of citizenship at the end of the period of the fellowship
  • Have a postgraduate level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area) at the time of application
  • Have at least seven years’ work experience prior to applying
  • Be a mid-career journalist working in the political or economic sectors in one of the above-mentioned countries and good working knowledge of English (which may be assessed by a qualified English language assessor)
  • Not hold British or dual-British citizenship
  • Agree to adhere to all relevant guidelines and expectations of the fellowship

HOW TO APPLY FOR CHEVENING FELLOWSHIPS 2020?

You need to apply online for the 2020 South Asia Journalism Fellowship. Carefully read all the eligibility criteria and application guidelines before filling an online application form.

Apply Online Official Link

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