The Journalist Fellowship Programme 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. The majority of our Journalist Fellows are fully-funded and they also receive a stipend to cover living and travel costs.
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 programme for working journalists and editors who will return to journalism after spending a few months with us.
As the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford is a unique and historic institution. There is no clear date of foundation, but teaching existed at Oxford in some form in 1096 and developed rapidly from 1167, when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris.
Most journalists on the programme are fully funded. Successful applicants get their fees covered and receive a monthly stipend of £2,000, which will be enough to cover the cost of accommodation, food, and general living expenses. We will also cover the cost of travel to and from the UK and any visa costs. Fellows should refrain from professional work during the fellowship.
Additionally, some Journalist Fellows are employees of sponsoring organisations which run their own application process and selection criteria. Please contact us if you want more information on joining the fellowship with these or any other sources of funding.
To be considered for one of our journalist fellowships, you must have a minimum of five years' journalistic experience, or in rare cases demonstrate the equivalent level of expertise. Freelancing is not a barrier to application, but we do not accept applications from those working in public affairs, public relations or corporate communications.
Our Journalist Fellowships are open to journalists from all over the world, including Europe, Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, North America, and Latin America.
English language proficiency is not tested, but you will be able to understand and join in discussions in English. You can find more information on the university's English language requirements here.
Applications for the 2023/2024 fellowship cohorts (starting in October 2023, January 2024 and April 2024) are now open. Find out more. The application deadline is 6 February.
For more details, visit Reuters Institute website.