APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR UNITED NATIONS JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIPS

 

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists for its 2018 fellowship program. The application deadline is March 12, 2018.

The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35, from mainly developing countries who are interested in coming to New York to report on international affairs during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly. The fellowships will begin in early September and extend to late November and will include the cost of travel and accommodations in New York, as well as a per diem allowance. Read more

The fellowship program is open to journalists who are native to the mainly developing countries in Africa, Asia (including Pacific Island nations), and Latin America/the Caribbean and are currently working for media organizations. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in and commitment to international affairs and to conveying a better understanding of the United Nations to their readers and audiences. They must also have approval from their media organizations to spend up to three months in New York to report from the United Nations.

In an effort to rotate recipient countries, the Fund will not consider journalist applications for 2018 from nations of the 2017 selected program participants: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Sudan and Zimbabwe. Journalists from these countries may apply in 2019.

Four journalists are selected each year after a review of all applications. The journalists who are awarded fellowships are given the incomparable opportunity to observe international diplomatic deliberations at the United Nations, to make professional contacts that will serve them for years to come, to interact with seasoned journalists from around the world, and to gain a broader perspective and understanding of matters of global concern. Many past fellows have risen to prominence in their professional and countries. The program is not intended to provide basic skills training to journalists; all participants are media professionals.

Click here for fellowship eligibility criteria and documentation requirements as well as the fellowship application form.

To hear from journalists who have participated in the fellowship program, please click here.  

Although the Fund is based at the United Nations, it does not receive financial support from the world organization. The Fund’s program for journalists relies entirely on financial support from U.N. Missions, foundations, organizations and individuals.



Leadership

The Fund Board of Directors is composed of U.N.-accredited journalists who volunteer their services to manage the fellowship program, select the fellowship recipients and mentor the journalists while they are at the United Nations.

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Honorary Advisory Council

The Fund is guided in its efforts by an Honorary Advisory Council which is comprised of ambassadors to the United Nations and other individuals who believe in the objectives of the fellowship program for journalists.  Continuing a 56-year tradition since the Fund was established. H.E. Mr. Antonio Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, has agreed to serve as Honorary Chairman of the Council.

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Alumni

Since 1962, The Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fund has awarded fellowships to professional journalists from the developing countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Alumni Fellows are currently working around the world.  The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund continues to gather information about the status and activities of past program participants. We are proud of their achievements and firmly believe the Hammarskjöld fellowship helped to propel their success.

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Board of Directors

The journalists who participate in the Fund’s 2017 program attended United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) annual awards dinner at which journalists who provided the best print, broadcast and electronic media coverage of the United Nations, U.N. agencies and field operations were recognized.  The recipient of UNCA’s Global Citizen of the Year award at the dinner was Ms. Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.