The Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation aims to promote the understanding of financial markets and institutions, and in particular to foster excellence in financial journalism. Applications are invited for studentships at a prominent British university or business school leading to a masters degree in finance or economics. A successful candidate, who must have been accepted for such course, will have some or all of his/her fees paid and will also receive a contribution towards living expenses.
Requirements: Students who have been accepted on a United Kingdom postgraduate course in economÂ¬ics or a similar subject; People who are unemployed or have been made redundant, and who wish to obtain vocational training in financial journalism. Applicants are not confined to people living in the United Kingdom and there are no restrictions regarding age, sex, etc. Preference will be given to applicants who can write well and who will produce a piece of research (probably based on their dissertation) that is suitable for publication.
To apply: Send a CV, a proposed research topic and proof of entry to a masters degree programme. Elana Herron, The Economist, 26 Lion Square, London, WC1R4HQ.
Submission: May 9,2008.