The aim of the Heinz-Kühn-Foundation is to support the training and professional development of junior journalists.
The foundation awards scholarships to young journalists from North-Rhine-Westphalia for six-week or three-month reporting trips in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The foundation also provides funds to enable candidates from developing countries to gain professional journalism experience in North-Rhine-Westphalia for up to three months.
Heinz-Kühn-Foundation scholarships are intended to enable junior journalists to further their professional development and continue training in new surroundings, and to gain a first-hand and in-depth knowledge of the customs, opinions and way of life in other countries.
- a lump-sum contribution towards living expenses in the host country (with scholarship payments covering training and living expenses in the host country);
- a lump-sum allowance for flight and travelling expenses (the foundation pays a return air ticket for candidates from abroad);
- an allowance to cover costs of research materials (e.g. literature);
- an allowance for trips within the host country; and,
- (if neccessary, for scholarship holders from abroad) a German language course of up to four months at the Düsseldorf or Bonn based GoGoethe-Institute
November 30, 2016
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must…
- Have a keen interest in development issues;
- Have already gained substantial professional experience in journalism (a completed college education is desirable);
- Not be older than 35 years of age;
- Have a good command of the official language of their host country (candidates from abroad must at least have a basic knowledge of the German language).
To apply for Heinz-Kühn-Foundation Journalism Scholarships, you’re required to note the following:
- Journalists who meet the requirements for a scholarship should first contact the foundation to discuss possible host countries and their topics of interest.
- The foundation’s postal address is:
Ministerpräsidentin des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
- The following documents should be enclosed with the application:
- curriculum vitae in tabular form and a photograph;
- certificates of vocational training and present occupation;
- foreign languages certificates;
- German candidates should provide a detailed statement explaining their reasons for applying, their choice of host country and proposed topic of research.
Candidates from abroad should provide a letter of motivation in German.
Note that it’s important to read guidelines on application thoroughly before you apply.
For more information: Check Scholarship Official Page
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