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Heinz-Kühn-foundation Grants for Young Journalists In Germany – 2020/2021

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Application for the Heinz-Kühn-foundation Grants for Young Journalists In Germany – 2020/2021. Entry is now open at the Heinz-Kühn-Foundation in Germany.

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The aim of the Heinz-Kühn-Foundation is to support the training and professional development of junior journalists. The sponsorship will provide the following: a lump-sum contribution towards living expenses in the host country (with scholarship payments covering training and living expenses in the host country), a lump-sum allowance for flight and travelling expenses (the foundation pays a return air ticket for candidates from abroad), an allowance to cover costs of research materials (e.g. literature), an allowance for trips within the host country.

In order to promote the training and further education of young journalists, the Heinz-Kühn-Stiftung awards six-week or three-month scholarships for stays abroad in Africa, Asia and Latin America to young journalists from North Rhine-Westphalia. At the same time, the foundation finances up to six-month stays for journalists from Africa, Asia and Latin America in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

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HEINZ-KÜHN-FOUNDATION GRANTS ELIGIBILITY

Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

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  • Young journalists from North-Rhine-Westphalia and developing countries are eligible for a scholarship.
  • Young journalists from North-Rhine-Westphalia and developing countries are eligible for a scholarship if they satisfy the following requirements:
  • Have a keen interest in development issues;
  • have already gained substantial professional experience in journalism (a completed college education is desirable);
  • Are not older than 35 years of age; and,
  • Have a good command of the official language of their host country (candidates from abroad must at least have a basic knowledge of the German language).
  • Have a good command of the official language of their host country (candidates from abroad must at least have a basic knowledge of the German language).

HEINZ-KÜHN-FOUNDATION GRANTS APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  •  Journalists who meet the requirements for a scholarship should first contact the foundation to discuss possible host countries and their topics of interest. The foundation’s postal address is:
    Ministerpräsident des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen Heinz-Kühn-Stiftung Stadttor 1 40190 Düsseldorf

Application must include:

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  • curriculum vitae in tabular form and a photograph
  • certificates of vocational training and present occupation
  • foreign languages certificates
  • German candidates should provide a detailed statement explaining their reasons for applying, their choice of host country and the proposed topic of research.
  • Candidates from abroad should provide a letter of motivation in German.
  • Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before November 30, 2020  will be considered.

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