Fellowships To Attend the 2018 Asian Investigative Journalism Conference

Fellowship applications are now CLOSED. The deadline to apply for the IJAsia18 fellowship was June 1st, 2018, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -5). All winners have been notified.

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Uncovering Asia (IJAsia) is the premier gathering of investigative and data journalists in Asia, held once every two years. This year we’re holding this unique event in Seoul, Korea, from October 5 to 7, co-hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network, the Korean Center for Investigative Journalism (Newstapa), and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

The conference will feature over 50 exciting panels, workshops, and networking sessions, ranging from cross-border collaboration and corruption to advanced data analysis. Here’s a chance to learn from Pulitzer Prize winners, data journalism pioneers, and the best in the business. GIJN conferences are training events, focused on hands-on, practical tips and tools for working journalists. You’ll go back to your newsroom armed with the latest tools and techniques, whether you’re crunching data or tracking dirty money.

Not To Be Missed: Seoul at Night

With the support of our sponsors, GIJN is offering fellowships to both established and young promising journalists in developing and transitioning countries in Asia to participate in this prestigious event. Competition is keen, so you need to convince us that you’ll make great use of the training IJAsia18 offers. GIJN will notify the winners via email in July.

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+ Open to full-time print, online, television, video, radio and multimedia journalists in developing or transitioning countries in Asia.

+ Experience in investigative or data journalism a plus.

+ Sorry, Western journalists based in Asia are not eligible. And we draw the line for Asia at Afghanistan and the other ‘stans. The Middle East, the Caucasus and Russia are not eligible.

Fellowship Requirement

Following the conference, fellows are required to either produce a story or give a presentation in your home country, based on what you learned at the conference. Examples here.

IJAsia18 Fellowship Includes

+ Round-trip airfare between your home and Seoul, South Korea
+ Hotel room for three nights at the Seoul Millennium Hilton
+ Transport between an airport in Seoul and the conference hotel
+ Breakfast and lunch on conference days
+ Closing ceremony banquet dinner
+ Conference fee

NOTE: The fellowship does not include a per diem, visa fees, or transport to and from your home country airport. It’s not much, but we require our fellows to cover these limited costs — this isn’t a junket, it’s a chance to advance your career and make a difference with your reporting.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1st, 2018. Winners will be notified via email by July 15th, 2018.

Have a question? Write us here.

Good luck, and we hope you can join us in Seoul!

Application Form

6 thoughts on “Fellowships To Attend the 2018 Asian Investigative Journalism Conference

  1. Thank you for a notification. is there a room for african journalists with keen interest in asian issues. I come from Tanzania where we have a lot of asian investments. Godfrey

    • Hi, Anamitra. We have started alerting the winners and will be doing so for the next two weeks. If you don’t hear by July 15, that means you unfortunately were not selected. We’ve had a record 600 applicants for just 70 fellowships.

  2. Hi the Uncovering Asia Team,
    I have applied for the Fellowship and so far I couldn’t received any reply. Rather then a mail that you will notified on 15th July but still waiting for that unique chance.
    i must mention that its 17th July now.

    • If you haven’t heard from us by now, that means you unfortunately were not selected. We’ve had a record 600 applicants for just 70 fellowships, so we could not accommodate as many people as we wanted. Be sure to get our newsletter and stay informed about future opportunities:

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