When Jim Travers passed away in March 2011, he left behind a legacy that friends and colleagues wanted to honour. They did so by creating the James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship, which is a $25,000 award administered by Carleton University.

 

When Jim Travers passed away in March 2011, he left behind a legacy that friends and colleagues wanted to honour. They did so by creating the James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship, which is a $25,000 award administered by Carleton University.

The fellowship will fund a significant foreign reporting project, and applications are now open for the second annual award.

Working Canadian journalists, non-Canadians with valid work permits and graduate-level journalism (or equivalent program) students are encouraged to apply. Working journalists can be freelancers or full-time staff on any medium.

Katie DeRosa, a reporter at Victoria’s Times Colonist was the winner of the inaugural award, and she recently provided an update on the progress of her reporting into the impact of Canada’s proposed tougher human smuggling laws on refugee claimants.

More information about the Travers Fellowship can be found here, and the application package can be downloaded from the Fellowship website.  

Applications for the 2013 Fellowship are due December 3. 

 

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