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AHCJ offers a number of fellowships for journalists

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AHCJ-NLM Fellowship logo

AHCJ-NLM Health Journalism Fellowships

The Association of Health Care Journalists has teamed up with the National Library of Medicine to present the AHCJ-NLM Fellowships. AHCJ will select four journalists to spend a week on the campus of the National Institutes of Health.

The selected journalists will:

  • Learn how to explore the latest NIH research
  • Learn to understand and interpret biomedical statistics
  • Take advantage of NLM's data, programs and resources for stronger stories
  • Get hands-on training in PubMed, MedlinePlus, ClinicalTrials.gov, ToxNet and Household Products Database

Fellowship includes AHCJ membership (new or renewed), travel expenses within the United States and lodging.

The dates of the 2013 fellowship are Sept. 15-19.

The application deadline was Aug. 9.


AHCJ Media Fellowships on Health Performance

AHCJ Reporting Fellowships on Health Care Performance

This yearlong program allows mid-career journalists to pursue a significant reporting project examining health care systems in the United States. The reporters continue working their regular jobs and pursue the projects with the support of their newsrooms, which will publish or air the work. Freelancers are also welcome to apply.

Guidance is provided through customized seminars on health care systems, conference calls and email consultations with AHCJ fellowship leaders. Financial support is provided to attend the seminars, the annual AHCJ conference and a regional workshop, as well as membership in AHCJ. Fellows may tap financial support for field reporting site visits, health data or other research needs related to the project. Fellows also earn a $2,500 fellowship award for the successful completion of their projects.

Application deadline is Nov. 4.


AHCJ Regional Health Journalism Program: West

AHCJ Regional Health Journalism Fellowship: West

The Association of Health Care Journalists has created this program with the support of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Through our Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, we select 10-12 journalists annually from a specific region of the country for this special opportunity. The 2013-14 fellowship class will come from Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. 

The aim of the program is to provide already-established journalists with the tools needed to improve the depth and amount of coverage focused on localizing critical health issues. The program is designed by journalists for journalists. Although the training is spread over a year's time, actual time away from the newsroom totals about two weeks.

The application deadline was June 3.


AHCJ-New York Health Journalism Fellowships

AHCJ, with the support of the New York State Health Foundation, provides financial assistance to a limited number of journalists who wish to attend AHCJ's annual conference.

Fellowships are open to full-time New York print, broadcast and online journalists and part-timers or freelancers who derive the majority of their income from journalism.

Applications are accepted during the winter for the spring conference.


AHCJ-California Health Journalism Fellowships

AHCJ, with the support of the California HealthCare Foundation, provides financial assistance to journalists who wish to attend AHCJ's annual conference.

Fellowships are open to full-time California print, broadcast and online journalists and part-timers or freelancers who derive the majority of their income from journalism.

The fellowship includes membership, travel within the United States, lodging and stipend.

Applications are accepted during the winter for the spring conference.


AHCJ-Missouri Health Journalism Fellowships

AHCJ, with the support of the Missouri Foundation for Health, provides financial assistance to journalists who wish to attend AHCJ's annual conference.

Fellowships are open to full-time Missouri print, broadcast and online journalists and part-timers or freelancers who derive the majority of their income from journalism.

The fellowship includes membership, travel within the United States, lodging and stipend.

Applications are accepted during the winter for the spring conference.


AHCJ-Rural Health Journalism Fellowships

AHCJ-Rural Health Journalism Fellowships

Journalists working in rural areas can apply for support to attend AHCJ's annual conference, thanks to the Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust's generous support.

This fellowship is intended for reporters and editors working in rural towns and counties or who work for outlets serving a predominately rural population. (Generally, this includes counties with populations below 100,000.) 

To assist as many journalists as possible, travel assistance will vary based on location.

Applications are accepted during the winter for the spring conference.


AHCJ-Ethnic Media Health Journalism Fellowships

AHCJ, with the support of the The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, provides financial assistance to journalists who work at one of the nation's ethnic media outlets who wish to attend AHCJ's annual conference.

Fellowships are open to full-time journalists who work at one of the nation's ethnic media outlets - print, broadcast or online. Ethnic media is defined here as serving a predominantly minority or ethnic audience.

The fellowship includes membership, travel within the United States, lodging and stipend.

Applications are accepted during the winter for the spring conference.


AHCJ-Healthier Beat Fellowships

AHCJ, with the support of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, provides financial assistance to journalists who cover beats other than health and wish to attend AHCJ's annual conference.

Fellowships are open to full-time journalists who wish to attend AHCJ's annual conference because they are being asked to cover health angles on their nonhealth beats.

Fellowships are aimed at daily beat reporters whose chief assignment is covering environment, business, education or government and are not members of AHCJ.

The fellowship includes membership, travel within the United States, lodging and stipend.


AHCJ-Georgia Health Journalism Fellowship logo

AHCJ-Georgia Health Journalism Fellowship

AHCJ, with the support of the Healthcare Georgia Foundation, provides financial assistance to a limited number of journalists who wish to attend AHCJ's annual conference.

Fellowships are open to full-time Georgia print, broadcast and online journalists and part-timers or freelancers who derive the majority of their income from journalism.

The fellowship includes conference registration fees, membership for one year and travel and lodging assistance where needed.

Applications are accepted during the winter for the spring conference.


AHCJ-Oregon Health Journalism Fellowship logo

AHCJ-Oregon Health Journalism Fellowships

AHCJ, with the support of the Northwest Health Foundation, provides financial assistance to a limited number of journalists who wish to attend AHCJ's annual conference.

Fellowships are open to full-time Oregon print, broadcast and online journalists and part-timers or freelancers who derive the majority of their income from journalism.

The fellowship includes membership, travel within the United States, lodging and stipend.

This fellowship is not being offered in 2013.


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AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellowships

The Association of Health Care Journalists has teamed up with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – with the support of the CDC Foundation – for this national fellowship program for journalists. Ten fellows are chosen to spend a week studying a variety of public health issues at two CDC campuses.

The AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellows will:

  • attend sessions on epidemiology, global disease prevention efforts, pandemic flu preparedness, climate change, vaccine safety, obesity, autism and more
  • tour the CDC director's National Emergency Operations Center
  • meet new sources on policy and research
  • learn how to tap the agency's abundant resources to produce better stories

The competitive fellowships are supported by the CDC Foundation and are open to professional journalists working in the United States.

The fellowship includes membership, travel within the United States, lodging and stipend. The fellowship dates are in December.

This fellowship is not being offered in 2012.


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