Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders since 1983.
Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world.
About the fellowship:
Fellows will undertake a bespoke fellowship programme titled ‘Good Governance in a Changing World: the Media, Politics, and Society’. It explores the different ways in which the media play a part in holding democratic processes to account, including government, the civil service, and security, as well as the broader political system in both the South Asia region and the UK.
Fellows will participate in eight intensive weeks of lectures, visits, and discussions that introduce them to key UK academics, media, and political figures in the field. They will also spend time meeting their peers in some of the UK’s top media organizations, as well as running a symposium on a topic of their choice in the final week.
What does the fellowship include?
Each fellowship includes:
- Full programme fees
- Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship
- Return economy flight from your country of residence to the UK
Who is eligible?
To be eligible for a Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship, you must:
- Be a citizen of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, or the Maldives. You must not hold British nationality.
- Have at least seven years’ work experience prior to applying.
- Be a mid-career journalist working in the political or economic sectors in one of the above-mentioned countries.
- Have a postgraduate level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area) at the time of application.
- Agree to adhere to all relevant guidelines and expectations of the fellowship.
How to apply?
- Applications for this fellowship are open between 7 August and 27 September 2017.
- Applicants should apply via their country’s fellowships page: