Good news ticked over mid-July in the form of an email from the EACEA Brussels.
By Inger Munk, Mundus Journalism Consortium Coordinator
With a dramatically shortened deadline earlier this year, the Mundus Journalism consortium pulled several all nighters and worked hard to reapply for another four years of funding from the EU under the 'Erasmus Mundus' label. And I am so pleased to announce that our application, submitted in February, got through the needle eye for funding. News arrived in July from Brussels that we will receive 20.000 EUR for the preparatory year 2016-2017, and 2.859.000 EUR for students and teachers scholarships and admin support for the Mundus Journalism cohorts to start in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Just 27 consortia out of 89 eligible applications got through the needle eye for funding, and the Erasmus Mundus Master's in Journalism, Media and Globalisation is still the only Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters which is offered in Journalism.
The Mundus Journalism Consortium covers the same good old partners: Aarhus University / Danish School of Media and Journalism DK, University of Amsterdam NL, University of Hamburg GER, Swansea University and City University London UK, University of California at Berkeley USA, University of Technology Sydney AUS and Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, as well as our Media partners.
The Consortium puts on the work clothes for the next Board of Studies meeting in London in September where among other areas, plans for the following three new centres are gong to be discussed for implementation: