Eightteenth bursary in 2017 for journalists from Germany and the five Nordic countries
The German non-profit organization IJP – International Journalists’ Programmes – hereby announces its eightteenth bursary in 2017 for journalists from Germany and the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. A new addition is the exchange with the Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
Five journalists from the Nordic countries and six from the Baltic states will have the opportunity to work for German media outlets for two months in 2017. At the same time, five German journalists visit host media in Northern Europe.
During a final meeting (May 18th until May 21st, 2017) participants are requested to deliver a three-page account of their experience and a clipping of newspaper articles and/or radio, television or online contributions. Those reports and contributions will be part of the final documentation. Furthermore, the participants are invited to stay in touch through the IJP alumni network.
Mode Of Payment
Each scholar will receive a single payment of 3,800 Euro to cover a part of travel expenses, accommodation and personal expenses during their stay in Germany. Additional costs should be paid by each scholar. Payment for the work in Germany is up to the individual media and cannot be expected.
The application is open to any journalist from the Nordic or the Baltic countries aged between 18 and 40, working for any print, radio or TV media (employed or freelancer). The applicant should have some knowledge of the German language, although fluent German is not expected. At least workable knowledge of English is essential.
The application must be handed in before November 15th, 2016 and should include:
- CV, incl. photograph
- letter of recommendation by an editor, supporting the application
- four written samples of work (TV and radio journalists are asked not to send tapes but a comprehensive list of contributions)
- preferences of host media outlets and of host regions (i.e. Munich) in Germany.
The selection committee will inform applicants by January 15th, 2017.
Address Of Application
German-Northern European Programme
Postfach 31 07 46
IJP actively foster the contacts of former delegates through regular newsletters and events. IJP organise regular events like its annual dinner as well as a series of media discussions which are welcome re-union events for alumni of all IJP bursaries.
You may access the IJP Alumni network via original web page.
A selection of partner media in Northern Europe: Dagens Nyheter (Sweden), Helsingin Sanomat (Finland), Information (Denmark), Morgunbladid (Iceland), NRK (Norway), RUV, Radio Sweden International (Sweden), Sveriges Radio (Sweden), TV 2 (Denmark).
A selection of partner media in Germany: Bayrischer Rundfunk, Die Welt, FAZ, Frankfurter Rundschau, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg rbb, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Welt am Sonntag, ZDF.
Application deadline - until November 15th, 2016
Bursary 2017 - Two months, between March and May
Selection of the journalists - Concluded by January 15th, 2017
Orientation meeting - March 23rd to April 26th, 2017
Final Meeting - May 18th to 21st May, 2017