• Full Scholarship
  • Durham, UK

The Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship provides an unrivaled opportunity for an exceptional early career journalist. The Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship is a nine-month fellowship with Durham University including undertaking an investigative project from inside a newsroom which could be in London, New York, or Toronto. The Fellow will be mentored by editors at Reuters or other media partners while being overseen by Durham University and having access to University academics and research resources. This Fellowship is designed to give the Fellow a chance to develop rigorous, fact-based research and reporting skills.

The Fellowship provides the opportunity to develop ideas and collaborations in a thriving community of journalists while having the support of world-leading researchers. The aim is for the 2024 Fellowship to begin as soon as possible after 1 March 2024, subject to the necessary immigration requirements being met.

The successful applicant will be employed by Durham University as a Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS). With the support of colleagues in the IAS, the Fellow will be expected to identify and build a network of researchers at the University to support their investigative journalism practice. The Fellow will deliver a public seminar at the IAS, sharing their learnings from the Fellowship and supporting the understanding of journalism at the University.

A globally outstanding center of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, and a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other.

Durham University believes that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world. So, Durham University conducts boundary-breaking research which improves lives across the world. It challenges the students and values a wider student experience that fosters participation and leadership at Durham and beyond. The supportive approach enables people to achieve extraordinary things. And our loyal and devoted worldwide community, wherever they go, whatever they do, are always Durham inspired. Durham University finds it easy to be proud of the extraordinary people it has at Durham. Durham University offers inspiration, they achieve outstanding.




  • A monthly salary of c.£4,444 per month (equivalent to a pro-rata salary of c.£53,333 per year).
  • A £1,250 per month living stipend and a one-off payment of £1,800 for travel and related expenses.
  • If the successful applicant is a current news or media organization employee and takes leave to pursue the Fellowship, Durham University will pay up to a maximum of £12,000 to their current employer to cover temporary staff costs, subject to specific terms and conditions.


  • Must be an early-career journalist, typically with two to five years of professional journalism experience.
  • Applicants who have worked in investigative reporting capacities in related professional fields may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Related professional fields may include leading human rights or socio-political publications and campaigns, working as an author or researcher on authoritative investigative work, or developing in-field photo or video research projects, documentaries, or exhibitions.


  1. The fellowship encourages applications from under-represented groups in journalism.
Eligible Regions: Open for all

Application Process

  • The following documents must be sent to [email protected] to complete the application process.
    • A short statement (up to 500 words) telling the Fellowship Committee about yourself; what you hope to achieve with this opportunity; and how your vision of journalism fits with the spirit of the Fellowship.
    • A detailed proposal (up to 800 words) for an investigative project you would like to execute during the Fellowship.
    • A one or two-page CV/résumé including a link to your LinkedIn profile.
    • Up to four published examples of work, two of which should be text-based.
    • A letter of recommendation from an editor who has worked closely with you, assessing your abilities and potential as an investigative journalist.


  • The documents must be named with the applicant’s surname then the first name and the word below shown in bold e.g. EvansHarryStatement.

Application Deadline: July 10, 2023

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