Apply Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowships for Developing Countries 2018.
Fellowships, an Opportunity for African/developing countries’
journalists to experience and report United Nation Assembly in New York
Offered annually? Yes
- Developing nations of Africa, Asia (including Pacific Island nations), Latin America and the Caribbean.
- For 2018 only,
the Fund will not accept applications from the countries of the 2017
fellows – Afghanistan, Nigeria, Sudan and Zimbabwe – in an effort to
rotate recipient countries.
Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists accepts applications from
journalists of the developing nations of Africa, Asia (including Pacific
Island nations), Latin America and the Caribbean to cover the United
Nations General Assembly beginning in September each year. The
fellowships offer a unique opportunity for promising young journalists
from developing countries to see the United Nations at work and to
report on its proceedings for news media in their home countries.
awards require the presence of the selected journalist in New York
during the first few months of the General Assembly session and should
be regarded as an opportunity for news organizations and journalists to
provide their audiences with special assignment news coverage from U.N.
native to one of the mainly developing countries of Africa, Asia
(including Pacific Island nations), Latin America and the Caribbean. For
2018 only, the Fund will not accept applications from the countries of
the 2017 fellows – Afghanistan, Nigeria, Sudan and Zimbabwe – in an
effort to rotate recipient countries.
- Currently live in and write for media in a developing country.
- Are between the ages of 25 and 35.
- Have a very good command of the English language since United Nations press conferences and many documents are in English only.
currently employed as professional journalists for print, television,
radio or internet media organizations. Both full-time and freelance
journalists are invited to apply.
- Have approval from their media organizations to spend up to three months in New York reporting from the United Nations.
a commitment from their media organizations that the reports they file
during the term of the Fellowship will be used and that they will
continue to be paid for their services.
- Successful applicants must obtain a leave of absence from their employers.
endorsing the application of a staff journalist for a fellowship, the
editor undertakes to meet all telephone or other transmission charges
and to publish or broadcast copy filed by the reporter.
must be full-time, professional journalists between 25 and 35 years
old, be employed by a recognized print, radio, television, or internet
media organization, and have a good working knowledge of English.
The Fund will provide: round-trip airfare to New York; accommodations;
health insurance for the duration of the fellowship, and a daily
allowance to cover food and other necessities. The Fund will not be
responsible for other expenses of a personal nature, such as telephone
- CLICK HERE for the application in Word format
- CLICK HERE for the application in PDF format (requires Adobe Reader, free download)
MUST ALSO INCLUDE ALL necessary documentation as outlined in the
Eligibility and Documentation Requirements with your application.
originally completed AND signed application, along with all six (6) of
the Documentation Requirements, should be sent by postal or courier
service (such as DHL, FedEx, Airborne) to:
Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists
512 Northampton Street, No. 124A
Edwardsville, PA 18704 USA
and/or their employers are required to provide equipment necessary for
the applicants to efficiently and effectively report from the United
Nations. Such equipment should include a laptop or notebook computer,
digital camera (if appropriate), audio/visual recording and equipment
needed for transmission, especially for TV. Selected journalists must be
prepared technically to file their news stories over WIFI, whether
broadcast or print, and arrive with a computer enabled for WIFI.