Below is a list of links to the various student funding bodies, with a brief description of each award.
Beaverbrook Foundation to launch new scholarship lecture and awards for UK Print Journalism
The Beaverbrook Foundation, a charity established in 1954 by the first Lord Beaverbrook, is set to launch a new £250,000 annual scholarship and awards scheme to support young Journalists and reward excellence and ingenuity within print and online journalism across the UK.
The scholarship will offer support to students studying at a number of universities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. In addition to receiving an annual grant, to pay for their tuition fees and accommodation, each student will be provided with training through continuous work placements at a selection of the country’s leading regional newspapers.
The winners of the scholarships and awards will be announced during an annual gala dinner, in London, following a newly introduced annual Beaverbrook Lecture from a leading prominent Journalist. Three awards, which will include significant cash sums, will be presented for the following categories:
Five Beaverbrook Scholarships for Journalism and English undergraduates
Young Reporter of the Year Award
Innovation in Journalism Award
The Beaverbrook Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism
The Foundation plans to have the scholarship and the annual lecture, awards and dinner operational by 2011.
For more information, Henry Sands can be reached on +44 (0)20 7930 8033 and email@example.com
Fair Grants Brochure
The new FAIR Grants brochure – Investigative stories in it range from schoolgirl marriages to murders of policemen in Kenya and the flood of marihuana in Ivory Coast (it’s more profitable than cocoa or coffee).
EPSRC Vacation Bursary Scheme 2010
For the third successive year, Brunel is participating in the EPSRC’s Vacation Bursary scheme. This scheme is aimed at providing undergraduates in their middle years of a first degree with practical experience of research during the summer vacation.
Brunel has been awarded a total of seven awards under this scheme, three of which have yet to be allocated. The proposed research project should be within the remit of the EPSRC, but should not be part of the normal degree course. It should have a clearly defined objective, which could be part of a much larger research activity and it should be at a suitable level for a student to sensibly complete within the timescale of the award. The student should not be used as a general assistant and must have adequate supervision.
The 2010 funding schedule for each bursary is based on:
· Stipend of £220 per week (for up to 10 weeks)
· Research consumables of £300 overall
Further details of the scheme, including eligibility criteria, may be found at: http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/students/Pages/default.aspx
NCTJ Journalism Diversity Fund
We are looking for people from diverse backgrounds to train as journalists. Bursaries are on offer for those with the potential to succeed in one of the most exciting and rewarding careers around. Applications are now being taken for NCTJ accredited courses starting between September 2010 and August 2011.
What is the Journalism Diversity Fund?
* The fund has been set up by those in the industry who want to join together to support the training of journalists from ethnically and socially diverse backgrounds.
* Editors recognise it is vital that journalists reporting the news reflect the communities they serve.
* It is aimed at people without the financial means to attend NCTJ training courses. Courses are run at universities, colleges and private training providers across the UK. Applicants can be sixth formers, undergraduates, mature students, or professionals looking for a career change, but all will need to demonstrate a genuine commitment to journalism and the potential to be successful.
With our help you could..
* have the costs of your NCTJ accredited course and examination fees paid for;
* gain support from a personal mentor, a successful working journalist, to provide advice, insight and guidance whilst your complete your training;
* complete the NCTJ qualifications editors ask for. Specialise in newspaper and /or magazine journalism, press photography or photojournalism;
* equip yourself with the vocational skills required to embark on a successful career in journalism;
* get work placements at leading publishers whilst completing your course;
* receive contributions to your living expenses during your training;
* get a head start in one of the most exciting careers around
For more details, please go to http://www.journalismdiversityfund.com/
George Viner Memorial Fund
Given the high cost of journalism courses, ranging from £2,000 to over £9,000 in some cases, our help makes all the difference for students who successfully apply for a bursary. Many of the students who apply to our charity already have large loans and do not necessarily have families who are able to financially support them.
Financial help from the fund has given over 150 students to date the opportunity to study for a recognised journalism qualification and enter the industry. We can help with tuition fees, the cost of travel and accommodation and course books as well as with mentoring and career guidance.
Our former scholars work as staff and freelance journalists and photographers in all parts of the media – from broadcasting, magazines and newspapers, to public relations, book publishing and online.
For further details please go to http://www.georgeviner.org.uk/index.html
Arts and Humanities Research Council
The Arts and Humanities Research Council [AHRC] supports world-class research that furthers our understanding of human culture and creativity.
From ancient history and heritage science to modern dance and digital content.
Research into these subjects helps us to interpret our experiences, probe our identities, interrogate our cultural assumptions and understand our historical, social, economic and political context. It adds to the economic success of the UK, through its contributions to the knowledge economy and innovation agenda. The research we fund can lead to improvements in social and intellectual capital, community identity, learning skills, technological evolution and the quality of life of the nation.
Details of funding opportunities can be found at http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/default.aspx
The Hugh Cudlipp Award – £1000
This competitive award is for students, including those
recently-graduated, at/from AJE member institutions. The award is made
and organised by the Hugh Cudlipp Trust.
The award will go to the author of an article or a series of articles on
a major issue of public interest or concern which — in the Cudlipp
tradition — exemplifies lucid and graphic communication. It could be
light-hearted rather than serious. The material must have been published
in a newspaper or newspaper supplement (not in a student
For full details, see the attached poster. Please circulate this to
current students, and to those recently-graduated, and display it in
Closing date for submission: 1 December 2010.
The student may be of any nationality but must be enrolled at, or have graduated from, in 2009, a United Kingdom institution recognised by the Association for Journalism Education http://www.ajeuk.org.
The article or series must have been written and published in English between 1 December 2008 and 12 December 2009. It may have appeared anywhere in the world on a website or in a national, regional or local newspaper (freesheets included) or newspaper supplement—NOT a college newspaper/magazine/site.
Students are limited to ONE entry. They should submit FIVE sets of cuttings or photocopies of the published work signed by a Journalism lecturer on their course. The source and date of publication must be clearly shown or added. The entry should be accompanied by single A4 sheet of paper with the following information:- 1. Name and age 2. Home address 3. Email address 4. Telephone number 5. Name and address of college 6. Name and email of lecturer who endorsed entry. 7. Title and date of publication in which entry appeared Closing date: 14 December 2009. Winner to be announced at the Annual Hugh Cudlipp Lecture at the London College of Communication on 25 January, 2010. Post submissions to:
Hugh Cudlipp Award, Media Office, London College of Communication,
Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6SB
£800 in Prizes and Work Experience are offered to the Winners of VLV’s Student Essay Competition.
Full details and entry form, which must be completed, are available at http://www.vlv.org.uk <http://www.vlv.org.uk> or in writing, enclosing an SAE from: Linda Forbes, Conference Administrator, VLV, PO Box 401, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 9FY