CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellowships – Feb. 19 deadline

CJF awards

Encouraging Aboriginal voices and issues in the media

The CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellowships offer two Aboriginal journalists with one to ten years of experience the chance to explore issues of interest to First Nations, Métis or Inuit peoples.

The award aims to foster better comprehension of Aboriginal issues in Canada’s major media and community outlets.

Successful applicants will:

• Spend one month (June, September or October, 2016) with CBC News at its Aboriginal centre in Winnipeg (www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal).
• Have a training stipend of $3,000, all associated travel and accommodation, a per diem for meals and other reasonable expenses, provided by The Canadian Journalism Foundation.
• Be recognized at the CJF Awards on June 16, 2016 in Toronto.
• Write or produce an article/piece or series upon completion of their fellowship opportunity, which will be considered for publication or broadcast by CBC News.


Applications will be welcomed from Aboriginal journalists—First Nations, Métis and Inuit—who for one to ten years have been employed by, are under contract to, or are freelancing on the news and editorial side of regularly published newspapers and periodicals, television, radio, or online sites.

How to Apply

Submit a detailed proposal of no more than two pages outlining how you would like to use this opportunity to expand knowledge of a key Aboriginal issue.
Provide links to two examples of your work.
Include your resume.
Include at least one letter of recommendation from a relevant employer.

The recipient will be selected by a jury. All arrangements for the award assignment will be made in consultation with award winners.

AWARD OPENS: January 18, 2016
DEADLINE: February 19, 2016, 11.59 p.m. ET


For information, contact:
Natalie Turvey
Executive Director
The Canadian Journalism Foundation