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Deadline approaches for IFAJ Scholars programme

Published on 14th September 2018

Guild members have the opportunity to further their professional development, courtesy of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists.

Professional development is a prime objective for IFAJ, supported through workshops, seminars and webinars.

Now, thanks to IFAJ partner Caterpillar, members can achieve further professional development goals that they themselves wish to initiate.

Pursue the Extraordinary

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

Move outside your ‘comfort zone’, ideally through international travel, and set out a compelling case why you should be one of the first Caterpillar Development Scholars.

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?

Whatever your passion, it will be something that benefits your professional career and development.

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

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

Scholars will be featured within a dedicated, branded area of the IFAJ website, explaining their topic and why it’s important to them and to IFAJ.

The deadline for 2018 applications is 21 September 2018. Further details are available here.


Adrian Bell (Fellow, BGAJ)

020 3637 6636


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