Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship. Administered annually by Carleton University, the fellowship provides $25,000 to cover travel, reporting and research expenses for a journalist to undertake a significant foreign reporting project.
The award program is open to Canadians and non-Canadians holding valid work permits who are working as freelance or full-time journalists in any medium are eligible. Students enrolled in graduate-level journalism or equivalent programs are also encouraged to apply.
The entry deadline for the 2016 Fellowship is November 9, 2015.
The fellowship commemorates the career and ideals of Jim Travers, reporter, foreign correspondent, general manager for Southam News, editor of The Ottawa Citizen, executive managing editor of The Toronto Star and national columnist for the Star at the time of his death on March 3, 2011.
For more information, visit http://cusjc.ca/travers/