2017 Forum Freelance Fund applications open

The Forum Freelance Fund provides bursaries for Canadian freelancers to attend dangerous environment training courses. Applications are now open for the 2017 bursary program.

The fund provides bursaries of up to $2500 to Canadian freelancers. Foreign freelancers doing significant work for Canadian publications are also eligible to apply.

The deadline for this annual bursary competition is April 15. Winners will be notified by May 31. Bursary winners will then have two months to choose a hostile environment training course and register for it. Most courses run for 4 or 5 days.

The Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma runs the competition in association with the Rory Peck Trust, a U.K.-based organization devoted to promoting the safety of freelancers. The competition was founded in 2011 and has awarded 24 bursaries to freelancers since then.

More information and application requirements are available on the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma website.


Posted on March 23, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · · Tagged with: , , ,

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