AHCJ-NLM Health Journalism Fellowships
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AHCJ-National Library of Medicine 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 membership, travel expenses, lodging and stipend.

Fellowship applications are being accepted until Aug. 22, 2011. Earlier applications are encouraged. Download a PDF of the form or fill out the form below, then mail the supporting materials as described below.

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*Your name:

*Your affiliation/employer:

*Your cell phone number:

*Your work phone number:

*Your e-mail address:

*Are you a U.S. citizen?

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After this form is submitted, please be sure to send us your supporting materials:

  1. Fill out and include the application form.
  2. Include a cover letter briefly telling about yourself, explaining why you are applying for this fellowship.
  3. Attach a current resume.
  4. Attach a short letter of recommendation from a current supervisor. The letter should comment on your strengths and the likelihood that you and your employer will benefit from the fellowship. The letter should pledge the organization will support the applicant attending this weeklong training session (dates of training are Oct. 2-6, 2011).
    Freelance applicants should include a recommendation from an assigning editor or client.
  5. Attach a copy of one story you published or aired since June 1, 2010. (Broadcasters may include a CD or DVD.)

Your supporting materials should be mailed to arrive by Aug. 22, 2011 (earlier applications are encouraged). Send them to:

Attn: NLM Fellowships
10 Neff Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

OR email to Ev Ruch-Graham: ev@healthjournalism.org

Materials cannot be returned.