Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in November. Each is open to journalists worldwide.
Chevening Scholarships Deadline: November 8
Journalists from any country who show leadership potential can study at any U.K. university through this scholarship. Offered by the U.K.'s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Chevening Scholarships offer full or partial funding for a postgraduate degree, usually a one-year master’s degree. Many fields of study, including journalism and media, are available. For more information, click here.
TEDGlobal fellowships Deadline: November 13
The TED Fellows program is bringing media entrepreneurs, human rights activists and photographers to Arusha, Tanzania for the TEDGlobal conference in August 2017. Fellows have the opportunity to attend pre-conference programs with training by speakers, and all costs — including travel, accommodation and meals — are covered. For more information, click here.
Fund for Environmental Journalism grants Deadline: November 15
Journalists hoping to report on environmental stories in North America can get up to US$5,000 in financial support from the Society of Environmental Journalists. Proposed projects should focus on the politics and economics of renewable energy in the United States; or biodiversity conservation and climate change in North America. For more information, click here.
Thomson Reuters’ Editorial Trainee Program Deadline: November 15
Thomson Reuters’ nine-month training program is open to aspiring journalists, recent graduates and business journalists everywhere. Trainees get hands-on financial and enterprise reporting experience at a major Reuters bureau. For more information, click here.
Draper Hills Summer Fellowship on Democracy and Development Deadline: November 16
The Draper Hills fellowship is seeking journalists involved in their country’s economic and political development to spend three weeks at Stanford University next summer. During the fellowship, emerging leaders will connect, exchange experiences and receive academic training. Travel, accommodation, living expenses and visa costs are all covered. For more information, click here.
Smithsonian magazine photo contest Deadline: November 30
Photographers and photojournalists can enter their work to Smithsonian magazine’s annual photo contest. This year’s categories are the natural world, travel, people, the American experience, altered images, mobile photos and sustainable travel, which is open to U.S. residents only. The grand prize winner receives US$2,500; category winners, along with the readers' choice winner and best mobile photo winner, will win US$500. For more information, click here.
New Media Writing Prize Deadline: November 30; December 16
The Media School at Bournemouth University’s New Media Writing Prize is open to students, bloggers, artists and writers who tell stories in innovative new ways. The top prize is GBP1,000 (US$1,298), and the student winner will receive a three-month work placement at the e-learning company Unicorn Training in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. There will also be a People's Choice winner and the Dot Award. For more information, click here.
CUNY business journalism fellowship Deadline: November 30
Experienced journalists can apply for a fellowship with the McGraw Center for Business Journalism at the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism. Fellows receive grants of US$5,000 a month for one to three months to produce in-depth business and economic coverage through print or radio format. For more information, click here.
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