Richard James Travers International Press accreditation cardThe R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship provides an annual award of $25,000 to cover travel, reporting and research expenses and a stipend for a journalist. It is administered by Carleton University through its School of Journalism and Communication in the Faculty of Public Affairs. The Travers family enthusiastically supports the Fellowship and is actively involved in its development.

The award reflects the importance that Jim Travers attached to his six years reporting from Africa and the Middle East. He believed Canadians deserve first-hand, in-depth coverage of important stories outside our borders. He argued passionately that it is crucial for Canadian reporters to “bear witness” — because in our interconnected world, “foreign” news is local news.

Donations to the Fellowship

Gifts to this fellowship are welcome and donors will receive a charitable tax receipt. Please make your donation payable to Carleton University with a designation to the “R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship” and mail to Elizabeth DiSabato, Department of University Advancement, 4104 HCI Building, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6.

You can also make an online donation.

Please direct any inquiries about the Fellowship Award to Susan Harada, co-chair of the Travers Fellowship Steering Committee, at

More about Jim Travers, full details of the fellowship, and the application package