Journalism Fellowship

About the Fellowship

Launched in 2008, the Scotiabank/CJFE Fellowship is a two-semester fellowship (September-April) held at Massey College, the Graduate Residential College in the University of Toronto. The Fellowship was formed through a generous grant from Scotiabank and is coordinated by CJFE. The objective of the Fellowship is to enhance inter-American understanding and promote dialogue through an exploration of current issues in journalism and free expression in the Americas in an academic setting.

The Scotiabank/CJFE Fellow is expected to enroll in graduate or undergraduate courses and is able to use the full facilities of the University. There are no educational prerequisites for a Fellowship, nor does the Fellow receive credits or degrees for work done during the year. Accommodation is provided by Massey College. 

Application Criteria

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience and current employment as a journalist in Latin America or the Caribbean
  • Two professional references, and signed endorsement from current employer 
  • Proficiency in English 
  • Confirmation of resuming employment upon completion of Fellowship 

How to Apply

Applications for the 2017-2018 Scotiabank/CJFE Fellowship at Massey College are now closed.

If you have questions about the Fellowship, please contact CJFE's Campaigns Coordinator, Duncan Pike, at dpike@cjfe.org.


2017/2018 Fellow: Silvia Regina Rosa , Brazil

Silvia Rosa works as a reporter and assistant editor for Valor Econômico, Brazil’s main financial newspaper, where she has revealed cases of abuse of power by the private sector, such as the fraud involving the Brazilian bank BVA. She also works for the real-time news service Valor Pro, where she is responsible for covering the foreign exchange and fixed income markets. Her work demonstrates a strong commitment to freedom of expression and transparency, and has been recognized through a number of awards, including the Abecip prize, for an article about the housing bubble in Sao Paulo.

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