The German non-profit organization IJP – International Journalists’ Programmes – hereby announces its twenty-fourth bursary in 2023 for journalists from Germany and the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. In 2015 the exchange with the Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania was was also included.
IJP is a non-profit organisation offering exchange programmes for early and mid-career journalists between Germany and more than 50 countries. These programmes enable participants to experience their host countries from a correspondent’s perspective. So far, similar programmes have been set up for journalists from Germany and the U.S.A., the U.K., the Netherlands, Turkey, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Russia, Southern Africa, the Middle East, Poland and Central-Eastern Europe.
Journalists from all countries, who are granted the German-Northern European Scholarship, gain personal experience and professional insight of the political landscape, the economy, and of the everyday life in the host country. Participants from the Northern countries meet opinion leaders and decision makers in Germany, the largest country in the European Union. The programme is funded by the Auswärtiges Amt (Foreign Office of the German Federal Government), by the foreign ministries of the Nordic countries and by a small circle of private sponsors.
The scholarship programme starts with a three-day introduction conference in one of the Nordic capitals or Berlin. The programme concludes with a final meeting.
- Each scholar will receive a single payment of 3,800 Euro.
- The application is open to any journalist from the Nordic or the Baltic countries aged between 18 and 45, working for any print, radio or TV media (employed or freelancer). The applicant should have some knowledge of the German language, although fluent German is not expected. At least workable knowledge of English is essential.
- Applications should include:
- CV, incl. photograph
- Letter of recommendation by an editor, supporting the application
- Four written samples of work (TV and radio journalists are asked to send a comprehensive list of contributions)
- Preferences of host media outlets and of host regions (i.e. Munich) in Germany.
For more information, visit https://www.ijp.org/en/fellowships/the-northern-european-bursary