Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship in Investigative Journalism Opens

Sir Harry Evans

Reuters and Durham University are accepting applications from journalists who have between two and five years of professional journalism experience from around the world for the Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship in Investigative Journalism.

The fellowship, which honours the celebrated British-born journalist, editor, and author Sir Harry Evans, a pioneer of modern investigative journalism, offers an unrivalled opportunity for an exceptional early-career journalist. Over nine months, the Fellow will be mentored by top Reuters editors, have access to Durham University’s academics and research resources, and develop rigorous, fact-based research and reporting skills.

The Fellow will work on a project from within a Reuters newsroom in London, New York, or Toronto, with additional support from colleagues at Durham’s Institute of Advanced Studies. The Fellow will also deliver a public seminar at the IAS, sharing his/her insights from the Fellowship and enhancing their understanding of journalism at the University.

Prospective applicants who are not currently journalists but have worked in an investigative reporting capacity in related professional fields may also be considered on a case-by-case basis. This includes individuals who have led human rights or other socio-political publications and campaigns, worked as authors or researchers on authoritative investigative projects, or developed in-field photo or video research projects, documentaries, or exhibitions.

The Fellowship has a monthly salary of c.£4,444 per month (equivalent to a pro-rata salary of c.£53,333 per year). In addition, there is a £1,250 per month living stipend and a one-off payment of £1,800 for travel and related expenses.

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

Organisers warn that AI-generated proposals will be disqualified.

Applications close on 15th July 2024.

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