Chevening SAJP Online Application Window Opens – Latest News – The Nation

ISLAMABAD – The online application window for the Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship (SAJP) is now open to receive applications for the 2022/23 cohort, the British High Commission announced yesterday.
The program is aimed at mid-career journalists from South Asian countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, who wish to deepen their knowledge, networks and potential through short courses, research or tailor-made professional training. placements in British institutions, the British High Commission said in a statement.
The scholarship program is hosted by the University of Westminster and funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. Only online applications are accepted between August 02 and October 12, 2022. Interested journalists can find all information on eligibility, deadlines and the online application system on our website: www.chevening.org/ apply or www.chevening.org/fellowship/sajp
Seven Pakistani journalists will be selected to undertake a bespoke fellowship titled “Good Governance in a Changing World: Media, Politics and Society”.
These fellows will take part in an intensive eight weeks of lectures, visits and discussions which will introduce them to leading UK academics, media and political figures in the field. They will also spend time meeting their peers at some of the UK’s leading media organisations, as well as hosting a symposium on a topic of their choice over the final week.
Fellows of the program will also be invited to participate in exclusive networking events and conferences. Upon graduation, Scholars will join more than 50,000 other Chevening alumni who together form an influential and highly valued global network.
The British High Commission supports women and minorities. Over the past two years, 58% of the journalists chosen for the SAJP program in Pakistan were women. We strongly encourage female journalists to apply for the program.
SAJP Fellow, Saher Baloch, Bilingual Correspondent for BBC Urdu said, “This fellowship has been one of the best experiences of my career, where I was able to meet colleagues from different South Asian countries and learn from them. It was encouraging to see many female journalists in the cohort and I hope more women apply for this fellowship in the future.
This year is historic as it marks 75 years of relations between the UK and Pakistan. To mark the anniversary, a second phase of the Chevening Mentorship Program will launch later this year to support women and minorities in the journalism profession. The first phase was launched earlier this year with 50% of mentors being female Chevening journalists.
The British High Commission will continue to celebrate 75 years of UK-Pakistan relations with a series of events and activities throughout 2022.