Deadline: 1 October 2023
As a full-fledged mutual exchange programme, the IJP George Weidenfeld Bursary gives British and German journalists the opportunity to gain work experience abroad. Delegates work in either British or German newsrooms of their choice, while simultaneously investigating and researching for their home organisations.
The programme is funded by the Auswärtiges Amt (Federal Foreign Office), by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and by a close circle of private sponsors.
- Each fellow will receive a stipend of 3.800 Euros to help cover travel costs, accommodation and personal expenses during his or her stay in Germany.
- The participant must cover any additional costs. Work compensation in Germany is up to the individual host organization and cannot be guaranteed.
- The programme will take place from October to December 2023.
- The IJP accepts applications from UK journalists who work for any type of print, radio or TV media.
- Journalists between the age of 18 and 40 years who regularly contribute as staff or freelance journalists to the German or British media can apply.
- There is no formal language requirement concerning the host language. Nevertheless, it is highly recommended for German applicants to present evidence of fluency in English in their application.
- British applicants do not have to have any prior knowledge of German, though they recommend that they start to prepare themselves to work in a mostly German language workplace once the bursary is granted.
- The conferences are primarily conducted in English. IJP put great emphasis on intensive individual preparation by participants prior to departure and look for applicants with relevant interests and expertise.
For more information, visit IJP.