University of Oxford Reuters Institute Journalist Fellowship Program 2021/2022 (Fully-funded)

University of Oxford Reuters Institute Journalist Fellowship Program 2021/2022 (Fully-funded)

Deadline: February 8, 2021

Applications are invited for the University of Oxford Reuters Institute Journalist Fellowship Program 2021/2022. The Journalist Fellowship Program at the Reuters Institute is one of the world’s leading schemes for practising, mid-career journalists to take some time out from their day jobs to explore journalism in depth.

Through personal research, seminars, networking events and discussions with your peers, you will further your understanding of journalism, the news industry and your place in it. While you are in Oxford, you will work on a project that will be of direct impact to you, your career, your newsroom and the wider media industry, bringing in what you learn during your time in the fellowship. This is a program for working journalists and editors who will return to journalism after spending a few months with the Institute. 


  • Most journalists on the program are fully funded. Successful applicants get their fees covered and receive a a monthly stipend of £2,000, which will be enough to cover the cost of accommodation, food, and general living expenses. They will also cover the cost of travel to and from the UK and any visa costs.


  • The Journalist Fellowships are open to journalists from all over the world, including Europe, Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, North America, and Latin America.
  • You must have a minimum of five years’ journalistic experience, or in rare cases demonstrate the equivalent level of expertise.
  • You will be able to understand and join in discussions in English. 


When applying, you need to upload:

  • A one-page personal statement about why you want to join this program, and how you will apply your research project when you return to work.
  • A project proposal that would benefit the news industry in your country or company. The proposal should be between 800-1200 words, and should outline the questions you hope to answer and how you propose to answer them during your time with the Institute.
  • Two professional references. 
  • A CV/resume that includes your current job title and company (with links to their site), career history, and education history.

If you are a journalist with at least 5 years’ experience and your media organisation is willing to sponsor you or sponsor a regular seat on the program, please contact Philippa Garson at [email protected]

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For more information, visit Oxford Reuters Institute.