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BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting 2014
Becici, Montenegro

Scholarship / Financial aid: scholarships available in covering up to €100 in travel cost

Date: August 24 – 30, 2014

Deadline: 25 July 2014

Open to: mid-career or young journalists

Announcement follows

Who should attend?

§ Mid-career journalists, young journalists interested in finding out more about investigative reporting techniques.

§ Editors interested in encouraging investigative reporting in their media outlets.

§ Representatives of higher education establishments interested in incorporating investigative journalism into their curriculum.

§ International correspondents from the Balkans or elsewhere, interested in finding out about the challenges faced by their regional colleagues.

§ Representatives of organizations involved in the fight against organized crime and corruption.

Working language: English


The course fee of 790 euros is all-inclusive, covering tuition, room and all meals.
The fee also includes BIRN’s published textbook “Digging Deeper: A Guide for Investigative Journalists in the Balkans”.

Early birds fee

Applications received by 25 June 2014 will be charged a reduced fee of 650 euros.

Scholarships for journalists from the Balkans

A limited number of full scholarships will be available to exceptional candidates. These will be awarded on a merit and need basis and may additionally cover up to €100 in travel cost.

Eligibility criteria for Scholarships

§ Journalists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia

§ At least three years of experience in journalism

§ Applicants must supply a sample of their published work translated into English

Application Deadline

Applications for scholarships must be received by 25th July 2014. No application for an assisted place will be considered after this deadline.

Standard applications (for no scholarship applicants) must be received by 12 August 2014.

All participants will receive a BIRN Summer School certificate.

Application procedure for all applicants

§ Completed application form

§ Letter of motivation

§ C.V.

§ Sample of work (for scholarship applicants only)

§ Idea for investigation


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