Call for Wincott Fellowships for Journalists

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The Wincott Fellowships for Journalists from Bulgaria and Russia at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University, is open for application.
Since 1995 the Wincott Foundation has sponsored a programme at the University of Oxford, which enables practicing journalists from East and Central Europe, Russia and Central Asia to visit the UK for three months of study. The programme is run in cooperation with the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and Green Templeton College.
The Wincott fellows spend one term ( three months) in Oxford, based at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, where they join a diverse group of journalists from other parts of the world, on the Institute’s Journalism Fellowship Programme. The fellows attend regular seminars each week and occasional special lectures relating to journalism, and they are encouraged to attend other academic and social events at Oxford University. During their stay in the UK arrangements are also made for the fellows to visit the Financial Times and other media organisations such as Thomson Reuters and the BBC.
In addition, the fellows undertake a study project on a topic of their choice, leading to the completion of a 5,000-8,000 word paper at the end of their stay. Each fellow is assigned an academic advisor, usually an Oxford academic specialising in the Wincott Fellow’s chosen area, for the purpose of this project. Preference is given to economic and business journalists. To be considered, applicants are asked to submit a proposal which gives details of the proposed research topic.  This is normally related to the business or economic development of a country or of its media. There is a minimum requirement of 5 years’ professional journalistic experience, and in order to take full advantage of the excellent facilities of the Institute and of Oxford University, a good working knowledge of spoken and written English is required.  All Institute and University/College fees will be paid by the Fellowship, and the fellows will also receive their travel costs and a small stipend to cover housing and living expenses.
The losing date for applications is 31st January 2013. For more information on how to apply for fellowships visit here.