Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship 2025 (Monthly Salary + £1,250 Monthly Stipends)

Applications are now being accepted for the 2025 Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship programme. This fellowship presents a remarkable opportunity for early career journalists to spend up to nine (9) months with  Durham University and Reuters in conducting an investigative project.

Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship 2025
Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship 2025

Selected Candidate (Fellow) will have access to Durham’s academic community and research resources, be mentored by prominent Reuters editors, and have the chance to hone their fact-based, rigorous research and reporting abilities.

Overview of Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship

The Fellow, with extra assistance from colleagues at Durham’s Institute of Advanced Studies, will work on the project from within a Reuters newsroom in London, New York, or Toronto.

In addition, the Fellow will share their insights from the Fellowship and advance the University’s understanding of journalism in a public session at the IAS. Waylon Cunningham, the first Sir Harry Evans Fellow, was a member of a Reuters investigative team that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2024.

Benefits of Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship

  • The monthly remuneration for the Fellowship is c.£4,444, which is equal to a pro rata income of c.£53,333 per year.
  • A living stipend of £1,250 per month and a one-time payment of £1,800 are also included, along with other expenses.
  • Durham University would reimburse the successful candidate’s present employer up to a maximum of £12,000 for temporary staff costs in cases where the applicant is an employee of a news or media company and takes a leave of absence to pursue the Fellowship, subject to certain restrictions and limitations.

Requirements for Selection

To be considered for this fellowship, Applicants must meet the requirements below:

  • The minimum requirement for applicants is two to five years of experience in professional journalism.
  • Applications may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis from candidates who are not currently employed in journalism but have worked in an investigative reporting capacity in a related field (e.g., leading publications and campaigns related to human rights or other socio-political issues, authoring or researching authoritative investigative work, or developing in-field photo-or video-research projects
  • The programme is a global opportunity. Therefore, applications from all qualified applicants are welcome, regardless of their current residence.
  • Submissions are welcome from people who belong to underrepresented groups in journalism.
  • The Fellowship Committee will choose the placement city, and the chosen applicant must fulfil all applicable immigration restrictions.
  • Proposals that are AI-generated will be disqualified.

How to Apply 

For more information, please visit the fellowship’s official website at

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is set at July 15, 2024.



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