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Wolfson College, Cambridge Uni Derek Ingram Fellowship 2024 For Journalists

Derek Ingram fellowship offers exciting opportunity. Apply below.


10th January 2024

Tell Me About Award:

Wolfson College, Cambridge, in conjunction with the Commonwealth Journalists Association has invited applications for a Derek Ingram Press Fellow to join the Wolfson Press Fellowship Programme. This is a residential programme held at Wolfson College for three months during the Easter Term, 2024. The Programme has been running since 1982 and to date has welcomed over 350 journalists from 47 countries. 

This particular Fellowship honours the memory of Derek Ingram, pictured, the distinguished journalist who did so much to improve media coverage and public understanding of the Commonwealth throughout his long career, and who was also a life-long supporter of the Wolfson Press Fellowship Programme.

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Although each Press Fellow is free to choose what they wish to investigate, their project needs to be relevant to one or more of three broad themes.

* The changing role of media in a networked world

* Improving the reporting of business, the environment, sustainable development, medicine, bio-science and technology

* The role of free media in democratic governance



Who Can Apply?

The Ingram/CJA Fellowship is open to established journalists from any Commonwealth country.  The successful candidate will join a small cohort of other journalists at Wolfson College in April 2024 for a ten-week period during which he or she will investigate a subject of their own choosing under light academic supervision. While they are in Cambridge, Press Fellows have access to all the resources of a world-leading university and full membership of the most cosmopolitan college in Cambridge.  The Fellowship covers all their living costs while they are in residence, the costs of academic supervision by an experienced scholar and travel and other expenses associated with their chosen project.


Any Commonwealth country


Not specified

What Is The Benefit Of Award?

The Derek Ingram Press Fellowship covers all of the fees, living, travel and project-related expenses of Fellows from the moment they arrive until they depart. Travel to, from, and within the UK, along with any Visa application costs, will also be covered. The Fellow is provided with a room in College, as well as full dining rights.  Please note that the Fellowship does not cover any costs associated for a spouse, partner and/or family if they accompany the Fellow to Cambridge. 


Ten weeks

How To Apply:

o make an application, please follow the steps outlined on the Press Fellowship applications webpage. Please note that the deadline for submission of applications for the Derek Ingram Press Fellowship is 10 January 2024.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed via Zoom in late January/Early February by a Press Fellowship panel.

For further information, please email [email protected]

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