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Apply for a George Viner Memorial Fund bursary

The George Viner Memorial Fund

Trustees consider applications on an annual basis. The timetable for applications for courses taking place in 2019/2020 is as follows:

Applications available Monday, 8 April 2019
Deadline for applications Friday, 31 May 2019
Shortlisting To be announced
Interviews To be announced

This applies to courses in the 2019/2020 academic year – even if courses started in, for example, January 2019.

Applications received outside the deadline will not be considered.

Before applying to the fund, please read the conditions of sponsorship and privacy notice to ensure you meet the criteria. All applicants must return a signed version of the conditions of sponsorship  and privacy notice 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 and a copy of your offer letter, if available.

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.