Call for German-Dutch Journalists’ Bursary

Deadline: 30 September, 2019

 

The Internationale Journalisten-Programme (IJP) organizes the German-Dutch Journalists’ Bursary. The program will send six Dutch and six German journalists to work for six to eight weeks in Dutch or German newsrooms of their choice while also researching stories for their home organization.

 

The fellowship will begin late February 2020, followed by an introductory seminar in Den Haag, Netherlands. Fellows will work as correspondents in each other’s countries between March 16 and May 5th, 2020.

 

German and Dutch journalists ages 25 to 38 and proficient in German or English can apply for this fellowship.

 

Selected candidates will receive EUR3,500, which should cover airfares, transportation, accommodation and meals.

 

Programme Description

The German-Dutch journalists’ bursary programme was founded as the second IJP bursary in 1994. Every year it gives up to six Dutch and six German journalists the opportunity for a working visit in the other country. The delegates work for six to eight weeks in Dutch or German newsrooms of their choice while also researching stories for their home organisation. By being fully integrated into the day to day journalistic practice, they gain a valuable insight into politics, the economy, culture as well as the social fabric of the host country.

 

For a joint preparation of the visit, all delegates meet for a four-day seminar in the Netherlands. Here, they can gather in-depth knowledge about the media market as well as the political landscape of their neighbouring country.

 

The deadline is 30 September.

 

For further information and submission of the applications, please visit the official website.