About the Fund
About the Lénaïc Fund for Journalism
Every year we support recently graduated young female students from an EU country to come to Brussels and kick-start their career in the important profession of EU journalism. The Lénaïc Fund for Journalism aims to help those selected find their passion for this important profession just as Lénaïc Vaudin d’Imécourt did when she came to Brussels in 2011 and began her journalistic career.
The Lénaïc Fund for Journalism has been set up by the family and friends of Lénaïc – in her memory – after she tragically passed away from cancer in September 2015 at the young age of 28.
Through her hard work and tenacity for ‘getting the story’, Lénaïc became the leading Brussels journalist in the field of EU trade policy in just a few years – creating from scratch EU Trade Insights, a daily specialist news sheet on trade issues. She also brought this to life on-screen every fortnight for the digital media platform viEUws. In a very short space of time, Lénaïc became an accomplished journalist and editor in both print and on-screen. The quality and integrity of her journalism – as well as her unfaltering professionalism – led the US government to select Lénaïc to participate in the prestigious US International Visitors Leadership Program in 2012.
To make this happen, we need your help – and every donation comes with the peace of mind of full transparency and oversight by the King Baudouin Foundation – Belgium’s leading charity and the invaluable support of MEP Marietje Schaake, the Ambassador of the Lénaïc Fund for Journalism.
Thank you for your support.
How to apply
If you are a female graduate from an EU country under the age of 30, with the aim to work in EU journalism in Brussels, please send a motivation letter and your CV in English at the following email address: email@example.com
The first deadline for application is: 31 December 2016
The first fellowships are expected to be granted in Spring 2017.
This selection of a small group of finalists will be made by an independent jury. The final choice of the young female journalist(s) to receive the bursary award will be made by the organising committee composed of Lénaïc’s parents, Aulde and Charles Vaudin d’Imécourt, John Clancy and David Thual.
What we fund
The Lénaïc Fund for Journalism provides a fellowship for up to two recently graduated young female students from an EU country interested in kick-starting their career in the important profession of EU journalism.
Each selected participant will benefit from:
A financial bursary of up to 5.000 €
A fellowship placement of up to 6 months in one of a number of Brussels-based media organisations with a focus on EU affairs.
There will be two 5 month fellowship placements per year. The first runs March until July, the second from October to February
Each beneficiary will have to write a report towards the end of their placement outlining their achievements during the fellowship.
For more information click "Further official information" below.
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