The Friends Provident Foundation has just established a Fellowship for UK journalism to produce a “a significant work of long form journalism in any medium on the theme of building resilient economies.”
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Journalist Fellowship 2016
The Foundation’s trustees have created a journalist fellowship to build a better understanding of economics in the wider public by working with a leading journalist to create a significant work of long form journalism in any medium on the theme of building resilient economies.
Proposals can be for a BOOK, DIGITAL JOURNALISM, A SHORT FILM or other digital outputs.
The work must communicate, in an accessible way, economically coherent ideas – with a firm basis in economic theory.
The Fellowship offers editorial and financial support to the successful candidate. We will work with them to ensure their work is widely disseminated.
Who can apply:
The Fellowship is open to accomplished UK journalists, writers, documentary makers and online media professionals.
Freelancers, full-time staff, specialist and non-specialist journalists will all be considered.
An award of £45,000 will be received by the successful entrant, inclusive. This is for research, writing, film-making, any travel and ancillary expenses related to the project.
The closing date for applications is 20 November 2015, followed by interviews by a panel of judges for the shortlisted candidates on 16 December 2015. Candidates will be notified by 7 January 2016 of the decision of the panel. The successful candidate will have maximum of a year to produce the work. They will receive £20,000 on announcement, £10,000 midway through the project and £15,000 on completion of a product of suitable quality.
Contact details – full name, address, email address, telephone numbers
Full CV – outlining education, career(s), publications list (books or essays), social media, any other journalist outputs, current journalistic commitments or other commitments.
Covering paper – outlining
- The economic theme you wish to address and its relationship to our Economic Resilience programme as you understand it;
- An outline of the proposed work, including chapter/segment summaries or other structures relevant to development of the finished work;
- Proposed treatment: how you would approach the research, who you would need to access/ interview;
- Proposals for getting the work widely disseminated.
Please send all information to:
Friends Provident Foundation
Telephone: 01904 629675