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Gordon N. Fisher/JHR Journalism Fellowship 2021 at University of Toronto for African & Middle East Journalists

The Gordon N. Fisher/JHR Journalism Fellowship at Massey College in the University of Toronto is offering the William Southam Journalism Fellowships.

Application Deadline: 31st March 2021

Eligible Countries: sub-Saharan African countries & the Middle East

To be taken at (country): Massey College, in Toronto.

About the Award: The successful candidate can enroll in any graduate or undergraduate courses at the University of Toronto and have access to its facilities. She or he will live at Massey College, in Toronto.

There are no educational prerequisites for a fellowship. Fellows do not receive credits or degrees for work done during the year.

Type: Fellowship


  • Open to journalists from Sub Saharan Africa and the Middle East, with preference given to candidates from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Tanzania, Malawi, South Sudan, DR Congo, Syria, Jordan and Indigenous candidates from JHR’s Indigenous Reporters Program.
  • 5 years’ experience working in media.
  • Currently full-time news or editorial employee at a newspaper, radio station, television station, magazine or news service. Freelance journalists who have been working consistently in the media over an eight-year period will also be considered.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Three letters of references

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The fellowship covers travel costs and accommodation, all university fees and a monthly stipend.

Duration of Programme: over one academic year – September to May

How to Apply: For details on the application process, please download the Application Information Pack and Application Form

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage see link below) before applying

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1 Comment
  1. Akinremi Olawale semiu says

    Hello,am quite surprise that the organisers of this fellowship did not acknowledge the fact that I submitted my application since Saturday February 29.I don’t know my fate yet, whether it was received or not.please I need some levels of assurance,Thanks.

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