Applicants should be working journalists with at least five  years experience in writing for print, broadcast or online media, either as staff or freelance writers. They should be nationals of the following countries in Southeast Asia: 

  1. Brunei
  2. Burma
  3. Cambodia
  4. Indonesia
  5. Laos
  6. Malaysia
  7. Philippines
  8. Singapore
  9. Thailand
  10. Timor Leste
  11. Vietnam

Applicants who have demonstrated interest in social, political, economic, environment, investigative journalism will have an advantage.

Women are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants must submit 2 samples of their articles from the last 6 months. For articles written in other languages than English, kindly submit a translated version in English

(Please click this link to download the application form)


All application forms and supporting documents must reach SEAPA office via email or post before 17:00 p.m. (Bangkok Time), on the deadline date of submission 

Late applications will not be considered.

 Please submit your sample work together with the application forms.

All program content and communication will be conducted in English in order to facilitate discussions and sharing as best as possible.

Applications will be rejected for any of the following reasons:

  1. Late submission
  2. Incomplete application requirements
  3. Story proposal not in line with the theme
  4. Work plan not submitted
  5. References not provided

Applicants will be reviewed on these criteria:

  1. Meet eligibility criteria (see above)
  2. Relevance to the theme
  3. Strong story proposal
  4. Good personal statement
  5. 5. Practicability of the story idea/work plan

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