The German non-profit organization IJP – International Journalists’ Programmes – hereby announces its twenty-second bursary in 2021 for journalists from Germany and the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
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.
Mode of Payment
- Each scholar will receive a single payment of 3,800 Euro to cover a part of travel expenses, accommodation and personal expenses during their stay in Germany.
- Additional costs should be paid by each scholar. Payment for the work in Germany is up to the individual media and cannot be expected.
- The scholarship programme starts with a four-day introduction conference in one of the Nordic capitals or Berlin.
- The usually 6 to 8 week stay at a German media host will take place fully flexibly due to the pandemic situation by individual arrangement.
- The start of the stay should be before December 31, but this deadline can also be extended.
- 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.
For more information, visit https://www.ijp.org/en/fellowships/the-northern-european-bursary