Bursary applicants invited

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is inviting proposals for two Journalist Fellowship £50,000 bursaries. The awards are intended to enable experienced journalists to “take time out from their pressurised, deadline-driven schedules to write a book about social policy.”

Proposals are invited from print, web and broadcast journalists working for national, specialist and regional media, including freelances.

The JRF Journalist Fellowships are awarded every two years. Recipients have included Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Madeleine Bunting, Polly Ghazi, Jeremy Laurence, Nicholas Schoon, Christian Wolmar and Richard Tomlinson.

Outline book proposals are expected to reflect themes that are of concern to the foundation. Its core interest is in poverty, but it also supports work on social care, immigration and inclusion, parenting, alcohol and independent living. Closing date for applications is 24 September.

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