Dag Hammarskjöld Fund Fellowship for International Professionals, 2020

Dag Hammarskjöld Fund Fellowship for International Professionals, 2020: Applications are invited from professionals who are in the field of Journalism to apply for the Dag Hammarskjöld Fund Fellowship to be taken in the United States of America for the 2020 fellowship cycle. The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund is open for Journalists from the mainly developing nations to cover the United Nations General Assembly for approximately 10 weeks beginning in September each year. The fellowships offer a unique opportunity for promising young journalists from developing countries to observe United Nations deliberations and to report on its proceedings for news media in their home countries.


Fellowship Sponsor(s): United Nations

Fellowship to be taken at: United States of America

Fellowship Type: For Professionals

Fellowship level: Professional

Fellowship Worth: 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 calls.

Subject Eligibility: Journalism.

Country/Candidate Eligibility: The Scholarship is for Journalist from developing nations


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Fellowship Eligibility and Selection Criteria: To be eligible for the Dag Hammarskjöld Fund Fellowship for International Professionals, 2020, applicants are to meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be native to one of the mainly developing countries of Africa, Asia (including Pacific Island nations), Latin America and the Caribbean. For 2020 only, the Fund will not accept applications from the countries of the 2019 fellows – Egypt, Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago and Zimbabwe – in an effort to rotate recipient countries.
  • Applicants must be currently live in and write for media in a developing country.
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 25 and 35.
  • Applicants must have a very good command of the English language since United Nations press conferences and many documents are in English only.
  • Applicants must be currently employed as professional journalists for print, television, radio or internet media organizations. Both full-time and freelance journalists are invited to apply.
  • Applicants must obtain approval from their media organizations to spend up to three months in New York reporting from the United Nations.


Other Opportunities:

  1. 2020 Scholarship at United Nations University Japan for Developing Nations
  2. 2020 West African Research Association Residency Fellowship


Application for the Dag Hammarskjöld Fund Fellowship for International Professionals, 2020


Applicants must complete the fellowship application and attach the following documents:

  • Copies of representative selections of your work, such as newspaper clippings, audio tapes, video tapes or internet submissions. The selections must be work produced in 2019 or 2020 — not earlier. Entries with insight and originality will be considered most favorably. Investigative work is welcome. Applicants do not have to write reports in English. French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian are acceptable. For newspaper clippings not in English, include an English translation or summary.
  • For audio tape and video tape submissions, include a written transcription or a summary in English, even if the originals are in English.
  • Video submissions should be in DVD or CD (preferably NTSC) format. Radio applicants should send a CD with MP3 formatted files.
  • Signed letters from two individuals who supervised you and can comment on your journalism experience and qualifications.
  • Endorsement of the Fellowship application from the editor or director of the news organization that presently employs you. This endorsement must be originally signed and should: Grant you a leave of absence from your current duties in the event you are awarded a fellowship; Agrees to continue paying you for your services during the term of the Fellowship and agrees to use the reports you file from the U.N; States plans for using the reports you file during the fellowship.
  • Applicants are to attach summary statement on a separate sheet of paper explaining in not less than 300 words why you are applying for this Fellowship and what you expect to gain from the experience.
  • Applicants are to submit two recent photographs (passport size or larger) that should be placed in a separate secure envelope and affix them to the front of your application. Applicants are not to staple the photos directly to the application form.

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Application Deadline: 6th March, 2020

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