Application Deadline: 2017 Dart Asia Pacific Fellowship

June 2, 2017

The 2017 Dart Asia Pacific Fellowship is a unique seminar programme for veteran journalists, editors and freelancers based in the South Pacific region who want to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and improve coverage of violence, conflict and tragedy as it relates specifically to climate change.

Please note – the Fellowship is seeking applications from two-person teams, comprised of a seasoned journalist and an editor who should apply jointly from the same news organisation (except in the case of freelancers). While single applications will be accepted, preference will be given to teams applying together. Each team member is expected to write their own individual application.

Two programme slots have been reserved for freelancers. Freelancers are not required to apply with an editor, though they may do so.


Reporting responsibly and credibly on violence and traumatic events — on street crime, family violence, natural disasters and accidents, civil unrest, war and genocide — are among the greatest challenges facing journalists globally. The 2017 Dart Asia Pacific Fellowship addresses these challenges and aims to deepen journalists’ and editors’ knowledge of emotional trauma to improving coverage of such events, with a special focus on disaster as it relates to climate change. The Fellowship programme consists of five-days of seminars and conversations plus two days of travel, beginning August 28, 2017.

The programme location is Nada, Fiji. The fellowship offers briefings by leading experts in the trauma, journalism and climate change fields along with peer-to-peer discussions on the many challenges of covering disasters. The fellowship covers all travel, accommodations and ground expenses associated with the program. 


Fellowships are open to print, broadcast and online reporters, photographers, camera operators, editors and producers with at least five years’ full-time journalism experience.

Applicants must possess a strong command of spoken and written English, as all presentations will be made in English.

No more than one journalist/editor team will be selected from the same news organisation. The 2017 Fellowship is exclusively for South Pacific Island journalists.

Please direct all e-mail queries to Aly Walsh, Executive Assistant and Program Manager.


To apply for the Dart Centre Asia Pacific Fellowship, journalist and editor teams must submit application materials via the online application form below. The application deadline is June 2, 2017.

Dart Centre Asia Pacific Fellowship Application

Journalists and editors should attach electronic copies of the following documents on their respective electronic entry forms: (No zip files, please.)


Describe your reasons for wanting to attend the Dart Centre Asia Pacific Fellowship.


Document at least five years of professional experience in print and broadcast journalism, editing or producing.


Provide two samples relevant to the aims of the Fellowship (print clips, audio/visual segments, or projects supervised).