Become a Fellow

This section takes you through everything constructive fellowship. From why you should take part to who should apply, funding and last but not least how to apply.

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Once a year we open up for you to apply for the Constructive Journalism Fellowship.

Who Should Apply

Those eligible for a fellowship at the Constructive Institute are media professionals who work as journalists, editors, documentarians, and the like. All applicants should have a minimum of five years of practical work experience and be considered as committed and talented professionals within their own organisations.

When and Where
Duration
10 Months

The fellowship program runs for a full academic year of 10 months, starting in the last week of August and finishing at the end of June.

Location
Based in Aarhus

All fellows are expected to spend the majority of the time in Aarhus, with the exception of academic school holidays. The main working language of the fellows will be English.

Fellowship Funding

Learn more about the costs of the program and the amount you should be applying for.

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Denmark
Funding for Danish Fellowships

In the academic year of 2020/2021, the Constructive Fellowship Programme, in association with Aarhus University, will give access to 10 Danish fellows, financed by TrygFonden, Novo Nordisk Foundation and Realdania.

International
Funding for International Fellowships

International media professionals interested in taking part of the program may still apply. However, as we do not yet have the international funding in place, the accepted fellows are expected to provide their own funding. They may turn to outside funding sources, such as foundations, civic groups, or national organisations.


Where should I live? Can I bring my family? When does the semester start? What about funding?

In the drop-down below we have collected some of the most frequently asked questions for you to learn more about the constructive fellowship.


Fellowship FAQ

Who can Apply?

The persons eligible for a fellowship at the Constructive Institute are media professionals who work as journalists, editors, documentarians, and the like. All applicants should have a minimum of five years of practical work experience and be considered as committed and talented professionals within their own organisations.

In the academic year of 2018 / 2019, the TrygFonden Constructive Fellowship Program will give access to five Danish fellows, financed by TrygFonden. Please visit the Apply now-page.

International media professionals interested in taking part of the program may still apply. However, as we do not yet have the international funding in place, the accepted fellows are expected to provide their own funding. They may turn to outside funding sources, such as foundations, civic groups, or national organisations. If you are interested to learn more about the costs of the program and the amount they should apply for, please contact Orla Borg.

How are the Fellows Selected?

The fellows will be selected by a committee that consists of:

  • Two representatives from the Constructive Institute
  • Two representatives from Aarhus University
  • One internationally recognised media professional
  • One representative of the three Danish journalism schools, appointed by the schools
  • One representative from Denmarks Radio/TV2, appointed in cooperation between the two news organisations and one representative from Danske Medier

The committee will be looking for evidence on candidate’s potential for growth and leadership within their profession, as well as on the candidate’s ability and commitment to make the best use of the program.

When is the Fellowship?

The fellowship program runs for a full academic year of 10 months, starting in the last week of August and finishing at the end of June. All fellows are expected to spend the majority of the time in Aarhus, with the exception of academic school holidays. The starting date of the fellowship will be updated.

During the first week of the program in late August, the fellows will be learning about the framework of the fellowship program, as well as about the idea of constructive journalism. Following the week of introduction, the fellows will begin their courses in their chosen academic fields, together with other students at the university.

What about Funding?

The 5 Danish Trygfonden Constructive fellows will receive a fellowship grant of 650.000 DKK, meant to cover the costs of living, accommodation, transportation and study materials for the duration of one academic year of 10 months. International fellows are encouraged to apply for external funding to cover the cost of their fellowship year.

What about Private Life?

The fellow’s spouse can make use of the Constructive Institute spouse program during the ten months of the fellowship. As part of the program, the Aarhus University offers free access to all courses to both the fellows and their spouses.

Expenses for child care should be paid by the fellow out of the fellowship grant. However, Aarhus Kommune will help fellows that bring their children with necessary childcare arrangements.

The fellows and their families find their own accommodation in Aarhus for the duration of the fellowship. The rent is paid by the fellow out of the fellowship grant.

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