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 October. Each is open to journalists worldwide.
Travel Photography of the Year Awards Deadline: October 1
Photographers of all skill levels can enter this year’s Travel Photography of the Year (TPOTY) Awards, which recognizes travel photography on a variety of genres and subjects. Winners will receive cash prizes up to GBP4,000 (US$5,240) and sponsors' gifts. For more information, click here.
Human Rights Watch fellowships Deadline: October 8
The Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship, offered by Human Rights Watch, allows recent graduates in a variety of fields, including journalism, to monitor human rights developments worldwide. Fellows work from New York or Washington. The yearlong fellowship offers a US$55,000 salary with benefits. For more information, click here.
Gates Cambridge Scholarship Deadline: October 12; December 7
Journalists can earn a postgraduate degree in any subject from the University of Cambridge with the Gates Cambridge Scholarship. All costs are covered, including tuition, housing, airfare and more. For more information, click here.
Nieman Foundation fellowships Deadline: October 14
As a Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard fellow, you’ll work on a research project aimed at advancing journalism with Harvard University’s resources at your disposal. These fellowships last up to 12 weeks and offer a stipend and free housing. For more information, click here.
Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship Deadline: October 15
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) allows journalists with an interest in democracy to hone their ability to promote democratic change with its paid fellowship program. Fellows spend five months working at the International Forum for Democratic Studies in Washington. For more information, click here.
Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award Deadline: October 16
Photojournalists worldwide who wish to cover an underrepresented part of the world can apply for the Carmignac Gestion Foundation’s photojournalism award. The award offers support for an in-depth photo series that will be shown in an international touring exhibition. For more information, click here.
Full scholarships to Radio Nederland Training Centre Deadline: October 20
The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) is offering full scholarships for journalists from developing countries to take a course at the Radio Nederland Training Centre in the Netherlands. Courses cover topics like investigative journalism, media campaigns, storytelling, producing media to counter radicalization and more. For more information, click here.
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