Applications Invited for 2024/2025 University of Oxford Reuters Institute Journalism Fellowship Programme

Prof. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Director of the Reuters Institute

Applications are invited for the Journalists Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute, one of the world’s leading schemes that allows practising, mid-career journalists to take some time out from their day jobs to explore journalism in depth.

The three or six months programme gives visiting journalists from around the world an opportunity to critically reflect upon their profession, to research a subject of their choice under the supervision of an academic specializing in that area, and to enjoy the breadth of academic, cultural and social life at the University of Oxford.

The fellowship will accept around 30 Journalist Fellows from around the world who will enjoy fascinating insights and be a wealth of experience to the institute. The majority of Fellows are fully-funded and they also receive a stipend to cover living and travel costs. They will be embedded in a cutting-edge institution that is shaping key media debates.

To be considered for the journalist fellowships, applicants must have a minimum of five years’ journalistic experience, or in rare cases demonstrate the equivalent level of expertise. Freelancing is not a barrier to application, but the programme does not accept applications from those working in public affairs, public relations or corporate communications.

Successful applicants get their fees covered and receive a monthly stipend of £2,000, which will be enough to cover the cost of accommodation, food, and general living expenses. The fellowship will also cover the cost of travel to and from the UK and any visa costs. Fellows will be expected to refrain from professional work during the fellowship.

Journalist Fellowships are open to journalists from all over the world, including Europe, Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, North America, and Latin America

Applications close on February 19, 2024.

For more information about the programme and to apply, please visit