Gordon N. Fisher/JHR 2020 Journalism Fellowship at the University of Toronto for African Journalists

About the Award: The successful candidate can enroll in any graduate or undergraduate courses at the University of Toronto and have access to its facilities. She or he will live at Massey College, in Toronto.

There are no educational prerequisites for a fellowship. Fellows do not receive credits or degrees for work done during the year.

Type: Fellowship

  • Open to journalists from Sub Saharan Africa and the Middle East, with preference given to candidates from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Tanzania, Malawi, South Sudan, DR Congo, Syria and Jordan
  • 5 years’ experience working in media.
  • Currently full-time news or editorial employee at a newspaper, radio station, television station, magazine or news service. Freelance journalists who have been working consistently in the media over an eight-year period will also be considered.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Three letters of references

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The fellowship covers travel costs and accommodation, all university fees and a monthly stipend.

Duration of Programme: over one academic year – September to May

How to Apply: For details on the application process, please download the Application:

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