Other Information

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(1) Mary Raftery Journalism Fund launches Refugee Crisis Media Fund

The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund (MRJF) has launched the Refugee Crisis Media Fund, with the support of the Tony Ryan Trust. The fund was established to provide support to journalists and media professionals who wish to investigate the refugee crisis in Europe and the impact of the arrival and integration of refugees in Ireland.

The Fund is open to journalists, media professionals and media organisations who wish to submit applications for print, broadcast and / or online projects. Those from regions where refugees have migrated from are particularly welcome to apply, as well as those applying on behalf of multi-media, team based collaborations. Up to €40,000 will be available for allocation and the maximum payable to any applicant will be €20,000.

The deadline for submission of applications is 5pm on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 and applicants will be notified of the judging panel’s decisions by Tuesday, 4th July 2017. Applications are to be submitted via email to info@maryrafteryfund.ie.

The application form is available to download here as well as the  full set of application guidelines which are available here.

(2) Applications open for Eisenhower Fellowships: Youth Leaders Network - Ireland and Northern Ireland

This is a unique opportunity for two promising young people (18-25 years) from Ireland or Northern Ireland to be chosen as a Youth Leader with a scholarship to travel to Malaga, Spain for a Global Leadership Conference from 14-17 September 2017.  

EF Ireland have partnered with the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) to choose two young people to be part of this global youth network. People aged between 18 and 25 years are invited to apply to become an Eisenhower Youth Leader. Applications need to be sent to the NYCI via eisenhower@nyci.ie before 12 noon on Monday 8 May where applications will be assessed and candidates shortlisted for final interview. 

(3) Africa Day writing competition

Entries are invited in three categories: Primary School, Secondary School and Adult. Writers are invited to submit a short story or poem with an African theme, set in either Ireland or Africa. Primary-school children can submit a piece of up to 250 words and secondary school students of up to 1,000 words. The word count for entries from adults is 2,000 words.

Submissions for all categories can be made via email to africaday@dhr.ie, putting “Writing Competition” in the subject line, or by post to “Africa Day Writing Competition, DHR Communications, 80 Francis Street, Dublin 8”. Submissions for the adult and secondary school category must be typed. Entries for the primary school category may be handwritten.

The closing date for submissions is Wednesday 3 May and the winners will be chosen by Irish Aid and The Irish Times. The winning entries will be published on www.IrishTimes.com on Sunday 21 May. For further information, please click here.

(4) Glencree Young Peacebuilders Programme 2017

The Glencree “Peacebuilders” application form is now live and open to people from or living in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The project aims to identify and encourage participants from diverse backgrounds to engage with the core issues of Identity, the Legacy of Conflict in Ireland (north & south), Leadership, and Peacebuilding and Reconciliation. It is also an opportunity to meet, work, and spend time with people from different backgrounds. 

For further information and to apply, please click here.