25 February to 17 May 2013
Short, intensive workshops will focus on enhancing your professional capabilities. In 2013, we will be taking advantage of our new Newsplex facility, which is a prototype newsroom environment to experiment with convergence. We will also organise workshops on social media use, feature writing and management.
Informal seminars will allow you to share experiences with other journalists and journalism students.
Visits and Briefings
Opportunities will be arranged for Fellows to engage with leaders and decision makers of Singapore institutions and organisations, ranging from government agencies to business corporations and civil society groups.
Each Fellow picks a research project that is personally meaningful and useful to one’s home country. For example, it could be a long magazine feature or documentary for public consumption, or a policy paper to guide your employer or professional association at home. AJF assigns each Fellow a research advisor to provide guidance.
Some Fellows pick Singapore-related projects while others take advantage of Singapore’s resources as a regional and international hub. Singapore has many outward-looking institutes, organisations, experts and scholars to tap on if you wish to do non-Singapore research. They include the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Asia Research Institute, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and various other centres at NTU and the National University of Singapore.
Your research could also take advantage of Singapore as a global financial, aviation and maritime centre, and a culturally diverse, cosmopolitan city that is increasingly vibrant in fields such as the arts.
The Fellowship is a community and not an individual programme. As such, every Fellow is expected to contribute to its success by participating fully in the various events.
You are also expected to share your knowledge and experience in an appropriate way, such as by giving a talk.
Individual projects must be submitted by the end of the programme.
FundingFellows will be provided a stipend of S$1,500 per month for the duration of the three month programme. Travel to and from Singapore will also be covered. There is no extra funding for spouses and children to visit.
VisaNTU will apply for Training Employment Passes for the Fellows to come to Singapore. Any visiting family members must handle their own entry permit applications.
AccommodationFree accommodation is provided in service apartments. Two or three Fellows share one apartment, which has a kitchen for you to cook meals. The complex has leisure facilities such as a swimming pool and tennis courts. While we understand that three months is a long time to be away from family, any visiting family members are limited to stays of no longer than five nights, to avoid distracting Fellows and inconveniencing flatmates.
Facilities and ResourcesFellows will have access to the library, computer, internet and athletic facilities of the NTU campus.