Third-level students interested in reporting on development issues for a national media outlet are invited to attend an information session for prospective applicants to the 2019 Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme at 1pm on Wednesday, 6th March in room AM127 of the Arts Millennium Building, NUI Galway, Lower Newcastle Road, Galway.
The information session will be attended by a member of the Student Scheme judging panel and former RTÉ broadcaster, Rodney Rice, as well as the Fund administrators. They will be on hand to provide details of the 2019 Student Scheme, including the themes and guidelines that must be observed by applicants.
Supported by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Student Scheme is designed to give students a greater understanding of the developing world. Successful applicants will be funded to travel to one of Irish Aid’s key partner countries to research and produce a media project focusing on development issues for TheJournal.ie or Newstalk.
The deadline for applications to the 2019 Student Scheme is 5pm on Friday, 22nd March. Click here to read the guidelines and FAQs.