Reuters and Durham University Invite Applications for Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship

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The international news agency, Reuters, and Durham University in the United States are inviting applications from mid-career journalists for the Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship which gives the selected journalists a six to nine-month programme with Durham University that will include undertaking an investigative project from inside the Reuters newsroom in London.

The fellow will also be mentored by top Reuters editors in the field while being overseen by Durham University and having access to the University’s academics and research resources. It is designed to allow the applicant to develop rigorous, fact-based research and reporting skills.

The Fellowship was instituted in honour of Sir Harry Evans, regarded as one of the pioneers of modern investigative journalism, who has spearheaded several award-winning works as editor of various newspapers.

To apply, download and fill the Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship Application form and submit with required attachments by email before midday BST, August 15, 2022.

Applicants should attach to their application form a short statement (up to 500 words) telling the Fellowship Committee about themselves; what they hope to achieve with this opportunity; and how their vision of journalism fits with the spirit of the Fellowship.

They should also attach a detailed proposal (up to 800 words) for an investigative project they would like to execute during the Fellowship. The programme encourages multimedia journalism, and the proposal can include a small amount of relevant visual material, such as graphics, photos or a video clip.

After completing and putting together all the relevant documents, the applicant should save his/her completed form in the file format: FirstName-Surname-SHEF-Fellowship.

In addition to the application form, the following are also required:   demonstration of published examples of work (up to five examples), as links to published work or as attachments to the email; and a letter of recommendation from an editor who has worked closely with the applicant, assessing his/her abilities and potential as an investigative journalist. 

The completed form and attachments should be emailed to SHEF@durham.ac.uk before midday BST of August 15, 2022.

The Fellow will be entitled to a monthly salary of about £4,444 per month for each month of the Fellowship (equivalent to a pro-rata salary of about £53,333 per year). This is in addition to a maximum of £1,250 per month living stipend, and a one-off payment of £1,800 for travel and expenses.

Where the successful applicant is an existing employee of a news or media organisation and taking a period of leave in order to pursue the Fellowship, Durham University will pay up to a maximum of £12,000 to their employer to cover temporary staff costs, subject to specific terms and conditions.

For more detailed information about the fellowship, please visit https://www.durham.ac.uk/sir-harry-evans-memorial-fund/global-fellowship/.