Application deadline: Sun 19 April 2020.
We are delighted to announce that we will be offering the Lyra McKee Investigative Journalism Training Bursary for everyone who wants to attend #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2020 on 25-27 June in London, but cannot do it for financial reasons.Applications for the 2020 bursary scheme are now OPEN.
The aim of this bursary scheme is to train people from underprivileged backgrounds, who aspire to become journalists or who are journalists at the very early stages of their career.
We knew Lyra personally at the CIJ. She attended #CIJSummer Conferences and training in London and Dublin.
The Lyra McKee Journalism Training Bursary was inspired by Lyra’s determination to become an investigative journalist: despite personal disability, the need to care for her disabled mother as well as fighting the in-built bias against working-class entrants to journalism.
It was launched last year with 11 people attending #CIJSummer Conference 2019.
The bursary scheme is funded by the Lorana Sullivan Foundation and the Lyra McKee Foundation.
We especially welcome applications from people of colour, people from poorer backgrounds, people with disabilities, carers, members of the LGBTQ+ community, travellers and anyone who cannot afford to pay for the #CIJSummer training. It is open to UK and republic of Ireland residents only. Applicants must be 18 years old.
How to Apply
Applications for the 2020 bursary scheme are now OPEN. You can aply using the link below
For more Information: Visit the website for Lyra McKee Investigative Journalism Training Bursary