IJP International Journalists‘ Programme Premium Grant for Alumni in 2017

Publish Date: Oct 31, 2016

Deadline: Dec 31, 2016

About The German-Asia-Programme 

Since 1995 the German-Asia-Programme offers up up to ten fellowships for Asian and German journalists between the age of 28 to 38 years. IJP offers a unique opportunity for talented Journalists working in The People's Republic of China, Hongkong, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan  to come to Germany.

The delegates work for four weeks with German host media. At the same time they research their own stories and work as correspondents for their home newsrooms. Hereby, the delegates gain a thorough insight into politics, economy and culture of the host country as well as an impression of the day to day working practices in Germany. The first month of the fellowship in Germany is composed of language training at the Goethe-Institute in Berlin, an organized research tour thru Germany as well as individual training and information sessions in Berlin.

By May 1st the German and Asian journalists come together for an orientation seminar in Berlin which is immediately followed by the annual alumni meeting. This guarantees a platform for intensive exchanges of information and experiences.

About Premium Fellowship For China Alumni 2017

IJP International Journalists’ Programme in close cooperation with the “Alfried-Krupp von Bohlen and HalbachStiftung”
aims to address exclusively the alumni of the Asia-Pacific-Programme who have been to the PR of China/Hongkong or who came from the respective country to work in Germany as an IJP-Krupp fellow. This comprises the time frame 1996-
2016. The grant is entirely funded by the “Alfried-Krupp von Bohlen und HalbachStiftung”.

The programme

Offers a unique chance to intensify the formerly gained experience and knowledge about the two countries, to renew personal contacts and establish a long lasting relationship amongst the alumni of this network.

This grant

Encourages individualized research on a certain topic chosen by the applicant himself/herself. We expect
intense curiosity, creativity and desire to delve into questions facing the respective society or finding a new approach for a
better understanding of the different cultures.

The programme

Wishes to foster a group of journalists being aware of their responsibilities in their respective environment/society and understanding itself as a period to reflect about personal achievements and future career developments.

Application Documents

Should comprise:

  • cover letter addressing the current position and development of the applicant’s career since having attended our fellowship program for/from China and/or Taiwan
  • current CV with passport size picture
  • list of publications during the past 6 months
  • letter of recommendation from the present workplace
  • description of the future goals 
  • an essay of minimum 1000 words comprising an detailed outline of the research project the candidate wants to pursue

The successful candidate

Will receive a lump sum of € 3600,- for related travel, housing, insurance and living expenses either in Germany or China. The fellowship allows an individual timing of the 2-month stay in 2017. Fellows will rely mostly on the vast network of the IJP alumni. Part-time assignments at media outlets can be provided, but it is expected that the eligible candidates work on an independent basis.

Applications to be addressed to:
Mrs Martina Johns
Head IJP Asia Pacific Fellowship Program
Please submit applications before  31.12.2016 as one compiled pdf.file.
For further questions contact:
Martina Johns – Johns@ijp.org

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