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Media Fellowships - Grants

Deadline: Applications must be received or postmarked on March 13, 2015. Where to Apply Applications and questions may be emailed to: erin.williams@asiapacific.ca or mailed to: Grants Manager Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada 600-890 West Pender St. Vancouver, B.C. V6C 1J9

Eligibility: The Media Fellowship program is open to any journalist who is a citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada, employed by a Canadian magazine, newspaper, news service, business publication, radio, television station, new media or multimedia outlet as a reporter, feature writer, columnist or as a freelancer. Applicants must have at least three years of experience in their field and have an established history of publication in Canadian news media. Previous recipients have ranged from veteran reporters to promising journalists. Recipients of Media Fellowship awards from APF Canada are not eligible to apply until three years after their previous award

Value: The Foundation will award up to three fellowships, each valued at approximately $10,000 - $7,000 for in-country travel and expenses, and coverage of trans-Pacific travel with the support of Cathay Pacific Airways. The Media Fellowships are a component of the Foundation#s Research Grants Program, funded through the proceeds of an endowment established by the Government of Canada. All grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.

Contact: Erin Williams


220-890 West Pender St.
Vancouver, BC V6C 1J9
Phone: 604-684-5986
FAX: 604-681-1370
E-Mail: michael.robert@asiapacific.ca
Website: http://www.asiapacific.ca/grants

Description: The Media Fellowship program of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, supported in part by Cathay Pacific Airways, offers up-and-coming and established journalists the opportunity to spend time in Asia, researching and preparing stories. The program seeks to help Canadian journalists provide more insightful reportage and analysis on Asia and the Canada-Asia relationship while connecting journalists working on this dynamic part of the world.

Further Details: The fellowship accepts creative proposals that examine important and emerging stories on issues impacting Asia and relevant to Canada. The broad themes for 2015-2016 linked to the Canada-Asia relationship are: 1. Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment 2. Innovation 3. Trade and Investment 4. Building Asia Competency and Skills 5. Nontraditional Security Threats The 2015-2016 APF Canada Media Fellows will receive a two-night stopover in Hong Kong courtesy of Hong Kong#s award-winning airline, Cathay Pacific Airways. Successful applicants will receive up to two nights hotel accommodation in Hong Kong and fly Cathay Pacific#s Premium Economy Class departing from either Vancouver or Toronto to Hong Kong and one onward destination in Asia or Mainland China, operated by Cathay Pacific or sister airline, Dragonair. Applications are accepted in English and French. *The Foundation reserves the right to cite the results of research funded under the grants program, and grant recipients may be called upon for media and outreach activities coordinated by the Foundation.

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