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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 2016/2017 was as follows:

Applications available Wednesday, 1 June 2016
Deadline for applications Tuesday, 9 August 2016
Shortlisting Thursday, 11 August 2016
Interviews Friday, 19 August 2016

This applies to courses in the 2016/17 academic year – even if courses start in, for example, January 2017.

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.  

Once you have done that, please complete the application form GVMF Application Form 2016 - 2017. It is particularly important that you put down all your predicted costs for the course – including fees, travel, accommodation expenses, books and other equipment.

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.