Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford invites Applications for the Journalism Fellowship Program

Founded in 2006, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) at the University of Oxford is a university research centre for international comparative journalism. The institute’s main focus remains on creating an international research centre in the comparative study of journalism. It also serves as a forum for a productive engagement between scholars and the practitioners of journalism.

RISJ is currently inviting applications for the Journalism Fellowship Program. This Fellowship Program offers a practical form of professional assistance to established and mid-career journalists. Its purpose is to allow journalists to tackle subjects in greater depth than is possible under deadline pressure.

Fellowship Provisions

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 Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellowship Program pay the travel or living costs of visiting spouses or dependents.


Fellowships may be for three, six or nine months covering one or two terms or a full academic year respectively.  Dates of entry are agreed with the Head of the Fellowship Program.

General Requirements

Fellows are expected to produce a substantial piece of work to an academic standard. They are required to complete an 8,000-10,000 word research paper of publishable quality either as part of the Institute’s research output or independently (for example, as a survey of an important subject, magazine article or part of a book). Fellows may use multimedia in their work. Fellows have to present their research findings in a seminar open to the University.

There is a minimum requirement of 5 years’ full time professional journalistic experience and in order to take full advantage of the excellent facilities of the Institute and of Oxford University, a high level of spoken and written English is required.

Eligibility Conditions

The Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellowship Program offers fully funded Fellowships to well established mid-career journalists from throughout the world.

Applicants must have a minimum of five years experience in any branch of journalism and demonstrate sufficient proficiency in English to be able to participate fully in the life of the Program and write a research paper in English of publishable quality.

Priority will be given to journalists proposing research projects within the areas of focus of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Details of these can be found within Research.

Other areas of research can be considered providing these are clearly related to the professional work of applicants and will lead to greater excellence in journalism.

Applications are also considered from journalists able to arrange their own funding.

Last date for submitting the applications is January 31, 2012.

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  1. Williette James says:

    These are the kinds of trainings required for good journalistic practice. I’m very much interested in it and i’m embarking on developing the proposal.

  2. K. D. AMANKWAH says:

    I am interested in the programme and I wish you will pick me.