Members of the Saskatchewan Farm Writers’ Association can access financial support to attend conferences or undertake professional development through the following funds:
IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders Award
Award Deadline: Feb 8, 2019
Your deadline to apply to the IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders in Agriculture program as a CFWF member is Feb. 8, 2019.
Applicants must be 35 or under as of December 31, 2018 and be available to attend the bootcamp program and the IFAJ congress in Minnesota in July 2019.
For more information, visit the IFAJ website.
Saskatchewan Farm Writers’ Association IFAJ Bursary
The SFWA is offering bursaries of $1,500 each, to up to three members in good standing, to attend IFAJ in Minnesota. Eligible applicants include members who are self-employed or whose employers are not covering their travel costs. If more than three eligible members apply, we will have a random draw.
To apply, please email Lisa Guenther (email@example.com). Please put “IFAJ Bursary” in subject line and confirm that you don’t have an employer covering your costs. Application deadline is April 30th.
For more information on the IFAJ congress, please visit the IFAJ 2019 website.
Saskatchewan Farm Writers’ Association Annual Conference Bursary
Application Deadline: June 29, 2018
This year the Saskatchewan Farm Writers’ Association will set aside $3,000 to be divided evenly among members attending the CFWF Conference in Winnipeg (September 20-22 at the Fort Garry Hotel).
Members who are self-employed or who cannot access funds from employers are encouraged to apply. The bursary will be divided evenly among all eligible applicants who attended the conference, to a maximum of $1,000 per person.
Recipients will not need to submit receipts to receive the bursary. However, before receiving payment, each recipient must submit a brief written article, photo essay, or video highlighting the conference, which will be posted on the SFWA website. Recipients may file their work while in Winnipeg or after returning from the conference.
To apply, please email Marlene Hursh by Friday, June 29, 2018. Please put “SFWA Bursary” in the subject line.
When applying, please confirm that:
- You are a SFWA member in good standing.
- You are either self-employed or cannot access funds from your employer.
- You will submit a written article, photo essay, or video on your conference experience, which will be published to the SFWA website.
Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation International Bursary
Bursary Application Deadline: March 14, 2019
For more information, click here.
To encourage international exposure for Canadian agriculture writers and broadcasters by supplying them with the financial means to attend the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists annual congress.
The CFWF International Bursary is an award of the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation, sponsored by Bayer. It will reimburse the costs, to a maximum of $2,500, for a member to travel to the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists annual congress.
One bursary will be available each year, but one need not be awarded if there are no applicants.
The winner will receive recognition at the annual meeting of the CFWF and will make a presentation on their congress experience and what they learned.
The bursary recipient is also required to attend the full IFAJ Congress and attend any business meetings as requested by the Canadian IFAJ executive representative.
Professional Development Fund
Saskatchewan Farm Writers can access a new pool of funding for professional development activities. Members can apply for up to $2000 in funding.
Exposure-4-Development in Africa
Deadline for 2015 has passed.
Attached is the flyer. For application form and scoring grid, please check your inbox or contact Allison Finnamore. Applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The next IFAJ Exposure-4-Development Media Tour will be in Zambia in May.
Following the great success of the Kenya tour in 2012, the Uganda tour in 2013 and the Tanzania tour in 2014, IFAJ and Agriterra are proud to offer 15 IFAJ journalists again the opportunity to have a first-hand look at farm issues in the developing world. By organizing a 6-day tour for a select group of experienced journalists to Zambia, our aim is to enable you to take a look beyond the images of hunger and poverty in Africa to explore a vibrant continent full of initiatives and business opportunities to boost agricultural production and economic development.
Participants costs – airfare to Zambia (roughly $2500) and 300 euro for tour. All other costs are covered.