The International Journalists’ Programmes (IJP) and Clean Energy Wire invite journalists from Germany, Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia to participate in a cross-border exchange programme on issues related to energy, environment, and climate change. The scholarships are funded by EUKI (the European Climate Initiative . Journalists, who are granted the climate & energy bursary, will receive a deeper and more detailed insight into the field and get the opportunity to work and specialise topically and internationally alike. They are also welcome to pursue a transnational research during their fellowship.
The scholarship programme starts with a thematic introductory conference (presumably
in mid-October 2020). Subsequently, the participating journalists will begin their stay at their respective journalistic host organisations. Journalists from Germany will stay at a host media in one of the other countries for the time of the scholarship while the journalists from those countries will spend their time in a media in Germany. These media are selected by the IJP in consideration of the interests, qualifications and wishes of the fellows. While being embedded partly in the workflow of the host media, the scholars will work on their own journalistic projects and mainly report for media in their home country. During the six to eight weeks of the stay, the journalists will get to know the host country better, establish contacts to local journalists and deepen their knowledge about climate and energy issues.
The programme concludes with a final meeting. Participants are asked to deliver a three-page report of their experiences. It should also include all contributions produced during their stay. After the exchange, we encourage the participants to stay in touch with each other through the IJP alumni network through which they will have the chance to meet many of IJP's former scholars in Germany and more than 40 other countries.
The application process
The application is open to any journalist from the above mentioned countries, working for any print, radio, online or TV media (employed or freelancer). Fluency in German or one of the other countries' official languages is not expected, though helpful for successful application. A working knowledge of English is essential.
The deadline for application is August 15th, 2020.
Applications should include:
• CV, incl. photograph
• letter of recommendation by an editor or supervisor, supporting the application
• four written samples of work (TV and radio journalists are asked to send a comprehensive list of contributions).
• scholars from Germany should list media outlets and countries in order of preference where they would like to stay. Journalists from the other countries should come up with at least two possible host media in Germany they would be interested in being placed at.
N.B. In case the programme cannot be carried out due to the Covid-19 crisis or if can only carried out at
a later point int time, all applications remain valid. IJP will inform all participants promptly about any changes.
Address of application
Please send your digital application in ONE pdf document to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any queries regarding the programme or your application, please contact:
Susanne Koch: email@example.com