CBU members who are also members of the Public Media Alliance (PMA) are invited to apply for travel bursaries of up to £1,500 for employees to visit another country (except the UK) for approximately one to two weeks. The new application closing date is February 23, 2018.
The bursary is provided for a media project that would benefit the bursar’s organisation, society and meet the objectives of the PMA and the bursary-funding organisation.
As part of the project the successful participant will also be required to plan an exchange between their member organisation and that of the country they intend to visit. On completion of the project the bursar is required to submit a report, pictures and an account of their experiences.
PMA Bursars in 2017 included: a senior media professional exploring how to make programmes to engage younger audiences, an Editor embracing digital broadcasting, journalists sharing and reporting on free media and devising production and social media guidelines as well as a content producer on a study tour to learn how to commission new drama.
Professionals from Jamaica, Bangladesh, South Africa, Seychelles, Trinidad, New Zealand, Guyana and the UK made exchange visits to Barbados, Canada, Tonga, Panama, Dominic Republic, Malaysia and Mauritius.
The links to the application form can be found at https://www.publicmediaalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2018-Bursary-Application-1.pdf or https://www.publicmediaalliance.org/resources/grants-opportunities/travel-bursaries/?mc_cid=c473dad8b1&mc_eid=31e6b035b0
Requests for further information and completed applications should be sent to Jas@publicmediaalliance.org