Members of the Saskatchewan Farm Writers’ Association can access financial support to attend conferences or undertake professional development through the following funds:
Saskatchewan Farm Writers’ Association Annual Conference Bursary
Application Deadline: July 14, 2017.
This year the Saskatchewan Farm Writers’ Association will be offering two $1500 bursaries, to be awarded to SFWA members in good standing, to offset the costs of attending the CFWF Conference in Quebec City, slated for September 28-30,2017. This bursary is eligible to freelancers or to regularly-employed members who are unable to access funding to cover the trip from their employers.
Recipients will not need to provide receipts to receive the bursary. However, before receiving payment, each recipient must submit a written article, photo essay, or video highlighting the conference, which will be posted on the SFWA website. Recipients may file their work while in Quebec City or after returning from the conference.
Preference will be given to members who have not attended a CFWF conference before. However, other eligible members are encouraged to apply. If SFWA receives more than two eligible applications, and all or none have attended CFWF in the past, the recipients will be chosen by random draw.
To apply, please email Jan.Cote@AGR.GC.CA by Friday, July 14th. 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.
- Please state whether you have attended a CFWF conference in the past. Priority will be given to members who haven’t attended, but all applicants will be considered.
Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation International Bursary
Bursary Application Deadline: Dec 23, 2016
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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 Monsanto. 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 communicate their experience at the congress and what they learned.
Applicants must be members in good standing of the Canadian Farm Writer’s Federation.
For questions regarding online applications reach Johnnie Belinda Cluff at: email@example.com
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IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders Award
Award Deadline: December 31, 2016
The IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism Award recognizes the leadership potential of young members from countries belonging to IFAJ, and supports their participation at an IFAJ congress through this award, designed to help offset travel and registration.
The Federation and Alltech believe it is important to support and nurture those who are destined to develop in the profession, to help IFAJ grow and to contribute positively to the global advancement of agricultural journalism and communications.
IFAJ is offering 10 travel scholarship opportunities for young members of the federation. Guilds are encouraged to nominate candidates 35 years of age or younger for these scholarships.
This award includes participating in a unique boot camp that will provide expert training and feedback through on-site writing or broadcasting assignments. It further develops young leaders’ skills through formal in-class training. As a part of their learning experience, award winners will write or record spot news during the duration of the congress. Their stories will be made available to the general media and posted on the IFAJ website.
Professional Development Fund
Application deadline: December 7, 2015.
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.