Heinz Kühn Foundation offers award scholarships for young journalists

ISLAMABAD, Nov 8 (APP): Heinz Kühn Foundation has offered
award scholarships to young journalists from North Rhine Westphalia for six week or three month reporting trips in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The aim of the Foundation is to support the training and professional development of junior journalists.
According to Press Release, The foundation also provides funds to
enable candidates from developing countries to gain professional journalism experience in North Rhine Westphalia for up to three months.
Heinz Kühn Foundation scholarships are intended to enable
junior journalists to further their professional development and continue training in new surroundings, and to gain a first hand and in depth knowledge of the customs, opinions and way of life in other countries.
Scholarship holders get a lump sum contribution towards living
expenses in the host country (with scholarship payments covering training and living expenses in the host country); a lump sum allowance for flight and travelling expenses (the foundation pays a return air ticket for candidates from abroad); an allowance to cover costs of research materials (e.g. literature); an allowance for trips within the host country; and,(if neccessary, for scholarship holders from abroad) a German language course of up to four months at the Düsseldorf or Bonn based Institute.
In the lead up to the scholarship and throughout the duration
of the scholarship, the Heinz Kühn Foundation will provide support.
Scholarship holders from North Rhine Westphalia have to
determine and agree with the foundation a plan for their training and professional development in their host country and to follow this plan during the scholarship to the best of their ability.
They also undertake to submit a detailed report of their stay in the host country within six weeks of completing the scholarship. All reports from scholarship holders are published in the yearbook of the Heinz Kühn Foundation.
Journalists who meet the requirements for a scholarship should first contact the foundation to discuss possible host countries and their topics of interest.
Applications for the following year must be received by 30 November.
The foundation’s postal address is Ministerpräsidentin des Landes Nordrhein Westfalen Heinz Kühn Stiftung Fürstenwall 25 40219 Düsseldorf The following documents should be enclosed with the application: curriculum vitae in tabular form and a photograph; certificates of vocational training and present occupation; foreign languages certificates; German candidates should provide a detailed statement explaining their reasons for applying, their choice of host country and proposed topic of research.

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