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Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship invites applications

DURHAM University is inviting applications to its Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship.

The fellowship provides an opportunity for exceptional early career journalists: a nine-month fellowship with Durham University and Reuters to undertake an investigative project.

The fellows will be mentored by top Reuters editors while having access to Durham’s academics and research resources and will be given the opportunity to develop rigorous, fact-based research and reporting skills.

The Fellow will pursue the project from inside a Reuters newsroom in London, New York, or Toronto with the additional support of colleagues in Durham’s Institute of Advanced Studies.

The Fellow will deliver a public seminar at the IAS, sharing their learnings from the Fellowship and supporting the understanding of journalism at the university.

The inaugural Sir Harry Evans Fellow, Waylon Cunningham, was part of a Reuters investigative team which won a 2024 Pulitzer Prize in national reporting.



    The Fellowship has a monthly salary of c.£4,444 per month (equivalent to a pro-rata salary of c.£53,333 per year). In addition, there is a £1,250 per month living stipend and a one-off payment of £1,800 for travel and related expenses.

    Where the successful applicant is an existing employee of a news or media organisation and takes a period of leave to pursue the Fellowship, Durham University will pay up to a maximum of £12,000 to their current employer to cover temporary staff costs, subject to specific terms and conditions.

    Organisers say AI-generated proposals will be disqualified.

    The deadline for the submission of applications is July 15, 2024. Interested applicants can apply here.


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