Fellowship for International Development Reporting 2016

Fellowship for International Development Reporting 2016

Deadline: September 12, 2016

The Fellowship for International Development Reporting is a joint initiative of the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC). It encourages journalists to push the boundaries of daily foreign coverage – which is often focused on disaster or crisis – and set new standards for reporting on the developing world.

The Fellowship has two objectives: to encourage ambitious foreign reporting during an era of tighter news budgets; and, to foster a community of Canadian journalists who share an interest in reporting original topics from the developing world. The selection process is chaired by the CAJ, to ensure the highest journalistic standards are upheld. The Fellowship is administered by AKFC, and is funded by both AKFC and the Government of Canada, through Global Affairs Canada.


  • Fellowship recipients are provided with $25,000 to undertake a substantial reporting project which helps Canadians develop a greater understanding of the complex issues facing the developing world.


Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Have at least five years of full-time work experience as a journalist (as a freelancer or staff)
  • Have the commitment of a Canadian media outlet to publish/broadcast the proposed project in English and/or French, within one year of the applicant receiving the Fellowship.

Application Process

  • Applicants to the Fellowship provide a package in English or French which outlines their proposed reporting project, including:
    • Reporting Plan
    • Budget
    • Letter of Commitment
    • Resume
    • Work Samples
    • Letters of Reference
  • Applications are accepted by email only. All attachments should be provided in PDF format, in English or French. Total attachment size should not exceed 10MB per email;
  • Please email your package to [email protected] with “Application: Fellowship for International Development Reporting” as the subject line.

For more information, read FAQ or visit Fellowship for International Development Reporting.