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Applications open for 2020 IFAJ-Caterpillar bursaries

By 19th November 2019July 27th, 2023No Comments

Applications are invited to the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Caterpillar Development Bursary Fund.

What agricultural journalism projects have you been nurturing? What aspect of agriculture are you itching to investigate and report on? Which country’s agriculture holds an irresistible draw?

With the Caterpillar Development Bursary Fund, the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists encourages members to pursue the extraordinary in search of personal professional development and wider IFAJ progress.

BGAJ members are eligible to apply to the fund. Previous bursary recipients include British Guild member Olivia Cooper, seen in the video below:

Applicants are encouraged to focus on a passion that benefits their career and development.

But as a Scholar, you will also be representing the IFAJ, so a successful application must demonstrate the contribution it will make towards the IFAJ’s growth, a greater awareness of its activities, or achieving the key IFAJ objectives of:

  • global development
  • youth development
  • professional development
  • support for freedom of the press

Scholars must complete their travel by 31 May 2020.

They must also be prepared to make a presentation, send a poster or deliver a written report to the 2020 IFAJ Congress in Denmark in June 2020.

A total of €4,000 is available. Individual awards will likely be €1,000 to €1,500 each.

Preference will be given to proposals that will be completely funded by the award, rather than having the Caterpillar Bursary as part of a larger, multi-sourced budget.

Any member of an IFAJ member guild in good standing may apply. Visit the IFAJ website for rules, details and an online application today.

Application deadline is 20 December 2019.