The Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund for Journalists is calling for applications for its 2012 fellowship Programme.
The fellowships are addressed to:
1. radio, television, print and web journalists,
2. from 25 to 35 years old,
3. from developing countries in Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean, who are currently working full-time for a bona fide media organisation in a developing nation and are interested to go to New York to report on international affairs during the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The fellowships will start mid-September and extend to late November and includes the cost of travel and accommodations in New York, as well as a per diem allowance.Applicants should demonstrate an interest in and commitment to international affairs and to conveying a better understanding of the United Nations to their readers and audiences. They must also have approval from their media organisations to spend up to two months in New York.
NOTE: For 2012 only, the Fund will not accept applications from the countries of the 2011 Fellows: China, Ethiopia, India and Nigeria, in an effort to rotate recipient countries.
Journalists from these countries may apply in 2013.
The awarded fellowships journalist will have the opportunity to observe international diplomatic deliberations at the United Nations, to make professional contacts that will serve them for years to come, to interact with seasoned journalists from around the world, and to gain a broader perspective and understanding of matters of global concern.
Deadline: 30 March 2012
This is the 50th year the Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund has sponsored the fellowship program for journalists.The programme is administered on a volunteer basis by journalists at the United Nations, who raise money from foundations, corporations and diplomatic missions to finance it.