DAAD Forschungszentrum Jülich Journalistic Scholarship for African Journalists/Bloggers 2018

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As part of the Pan African Soil Challenge the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Ethiopia is offering a journalistic scholarship within the project “A bridge to Africa”. The scholarship includes a one-month stay at the German Research Centre in Jülich and a one-week trip to Accra.

Application Deadline: 30th April 2018

Eligible Countries: African countries

To Be Taken At (Country): Germany and Ghana

About the Award: The background of the call is that Forschungszentrum Jülich has won one of the main prizes in this year’s International Research Marketing ideas competition run by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The project on the pan-African challenge of soil as a resource will build a scientific bridge between Forschungszentrum Jülich and African partners. It aims to support Africa to implement methods to make food production sustainable and secure.

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In order to make the project known in the African scientific community as well as in the public we offer a scholarship for an African journalist.

Core activities of the project will be a supercomputing training at a fall school and a so-called Hackathon in Accra for excellent young (and senior) geo-scientists. A Hackathon is a gathering of scientists to work on specific software applications. Here it will focus on data modeling for soil-related food security. These two hands-on workshops offer African scientists an opportunity to get in contact with the latest methods of geoscientific research and to meet leading German science partners.

During your four-week stay in Jülich, you will work with the press office and support the communication’s team to initiate first project activities already. You will also get close insight into our geo-scientific research, meet scientists who organize the Pan African Soil Challenge project and get in contact with colleagues of international relations. On the other hand, we expect you to cover the project via your home medium, especially during the fall school and the Hackathon in Accra.

Type: Training

Eligibility: An African journalist (print, TV, radio or Social Media, for instance Blogs) who is devoted to the possibilities of modern science to tackle great societal challenges.

Number of Awards: 1

Value of Award: 

  • The scholarship includes an invitation to a one month stay at Forschungszentrum Jülich in Summer 2018.
  • The scholarship also covers the costs for a one-week trip to Accra, Ghana, where the core activities of the project take place from 26thNovember 2018 to 30th November 2018.

How to Apply:

  • Please provide the following documents with your application: letter of intent, CV, letter of recommendation, and two to three examples of your journalistic work.
  • Please upload your application here: www.fz-juelich.de/scholarship-africa

For your queries please contact:

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Forschungszentrum Jülich, DAAD


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