Dag Hammarskjöld Fund Fellowship for Journalists 2017 (Fully Funded)

Dag Hammarskjöld Fund Fellowship for Journalists 2017 (Fully Funded)

Deadline: March 20, 2017

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its 2017 fellowship program. The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, from developing countries who are interested in coming to New York to report on international affairs during the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The journalists who are awarded fellowships are given the incomparable 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.  Many past fellows have risen to prominence in their professional and countries.


  • Cost of travel and accommodations in New York, as well as a per diem allowance will be covered.


  • Candidates are native of one of the developing countries of Africa, Asia (including Pacific Island nations), Latin America and the Caribbean. For 2017 only, the Fund will not accept applications from the countries of the 2016 Fellows – Argentina, Indonesia, Iran, and Tajikistan — in an effort to rotate recipient countries;
  • They currently live in and write for media in a developing country;
  • Are between the ages of 25 and 35;
  • Have a very good command of the English language since United Nations press conferences and many documents are in English only;
  • Are currently employed as professional journalists for print, television, radio or internet media organizations.  Both full-time and freelance journalists are invited to apply;
  • Have approval from their media organizations to spend up to three months in New York reporting from the United Nations;
  • Receive a commitment from their media organizations that the reports they file during the term of the Fellowship will be used and that they will continue to be paid for their services.

Application Process

For more information, visit Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists.