For a number of years, Australian journalism schools have conducted study tours throughout the Asia and the Pacific. These tours play an important role, broadening students’ experiences and deepening their connections with the region.
Funding these tours, including supporting students suffering financial hardship, has become challenging.
In response to this challenge, the Institute invited journalism programs or schools at Australian universities to apply for a competitive grant of $20,000 to conduct short-term study tours to Asia or the Pacific in 2020.
- The study must be to a country in Asia or the Pacific Islands regions.
- The tour must include a structured program of activities, including an opportunity for students to publish or broadcast stories created during the tour.
- As part of the tour, the Australian institution must partner with a host organisation in the country to be visited, such as a university or civil society organisation.
- The students on the tour must be accompanied by university staff.
Applications will be accepted from journalism programs or schools at Australian universities (not individual students).
The award can only be used for travel or accommodation for students and accompanying staff.
Applications that demonstrate how the funding will support students facing financial hardship will be viewed favourably.
Applying schools and programs can use the award in conjunction with other awards or grants, such as those provided through the New Columbo Plan.