We are offering travel bursaries of up to £1,500 for employees of Public Media Alliance member organisations to visit another country (except the UK) for approximately one to two weeks.

Deadline: Closed until October 2017

The bursary is provided for a media project that would benefit the bursar’s organisation, society and meet the objectives of the Public Media Alliance and the bursary-funding organisation.

Nomazulu at GBC
Nomazulu, a 2016 bursar from SABC, at GBC in Ghana. Image: Nomazulu Mda

As part of the project the successful participant will also be required to plan an exchange between their own Public Media Alliance member organisation and that in the country they intend to visit. On completion of the project the bursar is required to submit a report, pictures and an account of their experiences.

In 2016 professionals from Bangladesh, Canada, Guyana, Isle of Man, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Tonga and Trinidad & Tobago travelled to Australia, Cameroon, France, Singapore, Ghana, Jamaica, Montserrat, New Zealand and St. Lucia.

Find out more about our previous bursars and their highly successful exchanges.

Objectives of the bursary

⚫ To develop the skills and knowledge of employees of PMA member organisations who have had limited opportunity for travel

⚫ To benefit PMA member organisations and the bursar’s society

⚫ To encourage networking between PMA member organisations

⚫ Develop better ways of exercising freedom of expression

⚫ To work on projects that promote the Sustainable Development Goals

Please note: the closing date for receiving applications is 24 February 2017. Travel should be noted and all reports completed and submitted before the end of June 2017.

The Public Media Alliance is grateful to the Grace Wyndham Goldie Trust for their continued support for these bursaries.

The Guidelines and Application form can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

Requests for further information and completed applications should be sent  to Jas@publicmediaalliance.org

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