| Study destination
Professional and Vocational
| Applying deadline
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| Eligible nationalities
- International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW)
The Foundation awarded two fellowships in 2019-20, each valued at up to C$10,000 for in-country travel and expenses, and coverage of trans-Pacific travel with support in part from 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. The fellowship accepts creative proposals that examine important and emerging stories on issues impacting Asia and relevant to Canada.
The broad themes for 2019-20, linked to APF Canada's strategic pillars and activities, were:
- Trade and Investment, including Canada's entrepreneur diaspora in the Asia Pacific, and emergent opportunities for Canadian MSMEs in Asian markets.
- Innovation and Technology, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and technological disruptions in the Asia Pacific presenting lessons and opportunities for Canadian businesses.
- Advancing Sustainability, including opportunities for Canadian innovators and entrepreneurs in Asian economies that are turning to cleantech to mitigate the impacts of climate change and pollution.
- Building Asia Competency and Skills, including issues around education, skills training, and youth demographics.
- Nontraditional Security Threats, including issues around food and water security, as well as demographic shifts.
- Rights Issues, including human-rights issues, gender equality, the rights and inclusion of marginalized or displaced persons and groups.
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 two years 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.
- A minimum of three stories with at least one intended for digital media (proposals that are targeted to a 18-45 demographic are particularly encouraged);
- Implementation of a social media strategy (including, but not limited to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) promoting your stories to a wider audience;
- One 60-second video, podcast or blog post aggregating your work upon completion of the fellowship for APF Canada's website;
- One 750-word travel or lifestyles/leisure blog or article published by the recipient about their stopover in Hong Kong courtesy of Cathay Pacific.
Applications should include:
- A 500-750-word (max.) proposal. The proposal should demonstrate the motivation and rationale for choosing a topic of interest and why it is important to the intended audience. It should include a detailed outline of concrete steps for the assignment, including a plan of execution and dissemination highlighting where the resulting articles/programs will be published or broadcast.
- A budget of up to C$7,000, including materials and other basic expenses, but excluding trans-Pacific travel. (NOTE: If applicant does not reside in either of the Cathay Pacific departing cities (Toronto or Vancouver), budget can include travel to one of these departing Canadian cities.)
- A current CV.
- Two examples of written or broadcast work. Where possible, please provide links to the examples of previous work. Alternatively, please include copies as a single PDF or as digital media files.
- A letter from a prospective editor/producer, stating a willingness, in principle, to run stories resulting from this trip, subject to normal editorial judgment.