Oscar van Leer Fellowship in Journalism for Selected Developing Countries 2019

Oscar van Leer Fellowship in Journalism for Selected Developing Countries 2019

Oscar van Leer Fellowship in Journalism 2019The Bernard van Leer Foundation is an international philanthropic foundation based in The Hague that seeks to improve opportunities for disadvantaged young children.

It has a long and respected track record of working internationally on early childhood development and children’s rights.

Scholarship Description

Host Institution(s)

Radio Netherlands Training Centre

Field of study

Journalism related to early chilhood development and children’s rights

Number of Awards

Not specified.

Target Group

Journalists from qualifying countries (Mexico, Kenya, India (Orissa), Peru, Colombia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Caribbean Region) who have an interest in covering children’s issues.

Scholarship value/Inclusions

Four-week, expenses-paid professional training course in the Netherlands.

Eligibility Criteria

• Should be from qualifying countries (Mexico, Kenya, India (Orissa), Peru, Colombia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Caribbean Region)

•  The fellowship is intended for ambitious young journalists with an interest in children’s issues but the fellowship is also open to receive applications from older and more established journalists. Therefore, there is no age limit.

•  Need not be an expert in children’s issues but should be interested in learning more about the issues faced by disadvantaged young children, and the ways in which media coverage can raise awareness and shape opinions of them.

•  Applicants must be connected to a reputable media outlet, either as an employee or as a frequently published freelance contributor, and must intend to continue to pursue a career in the media.

•  The fellowship is open to journalists in all forms of media, including print, radio, television and web.

Application Process

Send the following requirements to [email protected] by the deadline:

  • •  A completed application form (word file)
  • •  A letter of motivation
  • •  Your resumé (please include an indication of the reach of the media outlet/s for which you work, in terms of circulation or audience figures)
  • •  One example of your work, which has something to do with the situation of children in your country. This could be a piece of writing, a short film or radio broadcast. It can be something you have had published already, or it can be something you produce especially for the purpose of accompanying this application. We would like to publish on our website the work submitted by shortlisted candidates, so if the work you submit has been published already, please ensure this would not cause copyright issues.

Application Deadline

18 August 2009
Study in:  Netherlands

It is important to visit this link for detailed information (i.e. format that the documents should be in)  on how to apply for this scholarship.

Contact information

For any questions that are not addressed in the frequently asked questions page (see link below), contact the foundation at [email protected] for further guidance.

Scholarship Link

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