Heinz-Kuhn-Foundation Scholarships for Young Journalists from Developing Countries 2018

The aim of the Heinz-KΓΌhn-Foundation is to support the training and professional development of junior journalists.
The foundation awards 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 foundation also provides funds to enable candidates from developing countries to gain professional journalism experience in North-Rhine-Westphalia for up to three months.


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 necessary, for scholarship holders from abroad) a German language course of up to four months at the DΓΌsseldorf or Bonn based Goethe-Institut.


Young journalists from North-Rhine-Westphalia and developing countries are eligible for a scholarship if they satisfy the following requirements:

  • Have a keen interest in development issues;
  • Have already gained substantial professional experience in journalism (a completed college education is desirable);
  • Are not older than 35 years of age; and,
  • Have a good command of the official language of their host country (candidates from abroad must at least have a basic knowledge of the German language).

DEADLINE: November 30 2017

To apply and for more information visit here.

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