The Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship in Investigative Journalism provides an unrivalled opportunity for an exceptional early career journalist: a nine-month Fellowship with Durham University and Reuters that will include undertaking an investigative project, mentored by top Reuters editors in the field, while having access to Durham University’s academics and research resources. This fellowship is designed to give the applicant the chance to develop rigorous, fact-based research and reporting skills.

Rosa Furneaux has been awarded the 2024 Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship in Investigative Journalism. She was chosen out of more than 400 applicants to be the 2024 Sir Harry Evans Global Fellow and will take up her role early next year.

“In journalism it is simpler to sound off than it is to find out.”
Sir Harry Evans

Sir Harry, a Durham University alumnus, is well-known for his successful ten-year campaign to win compensation for the victims of the thalidomide drug whilst editor at the Sunday Times, and for campaigning to introduce free cervical smear tests for women while at the helm of The Northern Echo.

So it is fitting that Ms Furneaux, who works at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London – whose co-founder Elaine Potter was a member of the Insight team under Sir Harry – is committed to reporting on health inequalities throughout the world.

Ms Furneaux has already reported on major failures by Covid-19 vaccine platform Covax; exposed some of the baby formula industry’s unethical marketing techniques in Asia; and revealed the global spread of a substandard, contaminated cancer medicine.

We expect to open submissions for the 2025 Fellowship in May 2024.