Newly established in 2015, the Lion Rock Spirit Fellowship is supported by Sharon Cheung and enables one journalist from Hong Kong per year to have the opportunity to join the Journalism Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in Oxford. The Fellowship Programme provides journalists with time to reflect and carry out media-related research. It is aimed at giving journalists new insights by allowing them the opportunity to carry out in-depth research into subjects that are relevant to the media industry.

The Fellowship is open to all Hong Kong based journalists with a minimum of five years’ experiencein any specialism. In rare cases they will consider you if you have less than five years’ journalistic experience, but you must be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of expertise.

The Lion Rock Spirit Fellow will spend two terms in Oxford where they join a diverse group of journalists from other parts of the world. Successful applicants will conduct research into issues important to their professional development as a journalist. The Fellowship covers Programme fees, a modest living allowance while in Oxford and return travel expenses to the UK.

Journalist Fellows attend regular seminars and lectures relating to journalism and undertake a research project on a topic of their choice, leading to the completion of a 6000-8,000 word paper. They are encouraged to attend other academic and social events at the University of Oxford.