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Apply for a George Viner Memorial Fund bursary

The George Viner Memorial Fund

Trustees consider applications on an annual basis, with the funding round opening in May and deadline for application in August each year.

The timetable for applications for courses taking place in 2018/2019 was as follows:

Applications available Tuesday 22 May, 2018
Deadline for applications Monday 6 August, 2018
Shortlisting Monday 13 August, 2018
Interviews 17 or 18 September, 2018

This applies to courses in the 2018/19 academic year – even if courses start in, for example, January 2018.

Applications received outside the deadline will not be considered.

Before applying to the fund, please read the conditions of sponsorship to ensure you meet the criteria. All applicants must return a signed version of the conditions of sponsorship with their completed application form, indicating they will comply with all the conditions. For more detailed guidance on completing the form, please read the application guidance notes. Please include any examples of your journalistic work with your application form.  

Completed forms can be emailed to or posted to the Administrator of the George Viner Memorial Fund Trust, NUJ, Headland House, 72 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NB.

As a George Viner Scholar, you will receive much more than financial assistance. You will be invited to open days, conferences and meetings relating to your chosen field of journalism and have the support of the trustees throughout your course. All scholars must attend the annual ceremony, held in February, which is attended by journalists and industry leaders.

You are also encouraged to join the NUJ as a student member and, once you qualify, as a full member. The benefits of being a student member of the union are extensive. 

Good luck with your application!

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The George Viner Memorial Fund is a charitable trust (number 328142) and relies on donations to continue its work - find out how you can help.