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5 fellowships and grants to explore

In February, I wrote about the soon-to-be-created Awards, Grants & Fellowship tab in the Freelance Center and highlighted five opportunities with approaching deadlines. Since then, the tab has been created and populated with descriptions of 19 non-AHCJ awards, grants and fellowships. Please email me if you have suggestions to add to the list.

Most deadlines for the listed awards are sometime in the first four months of the year and so have passed, but several fellowship and grant deadlines are approaching. Here are five of them:

The Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship

These fellowships are open to U.S. citizens who are full-time print journalists, including freelancers. Recipients receive $40,000 for a full-year fellowship or $20,000 for a six-month fellowship. The goal of the program is to “provide support for journalists engaged in rigorous, probing, spirited, independent and skeptical work that will benefit the public.” Winners are expected to produce four print articles. The competition opened in June, and applications must be received by October 1, 2022. The online application must include a fellowship proposal, work samples, two references, a professional autobiography and a project budget.

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Applications open for 2022-2023 Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellowship

National Science-Health-Environment Reporting FellowshipsAre you an early-career journalist interested in boosting your knowledge of science, health or environmental reporting? AHCJ is now accepting applications for its 2022-2023 National Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellowships (SHERF) program.

In collaboration with the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW) and the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), AHCJ is pleased to once again offer this year-long development opportunity to early-career journalists pursuing — or who have a strong interest in pursuing —deep dives in science, health, or environmental reporting, or all three.

The yearlong program offers the selected fellows niche workshops, customized webinars, registration to national conferences, access to unique resources, and individual professional mentors to assist with career development.

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AHCJ announces 2022 National Health Cancer Reporting Fellows

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Ten journalists have been selected to participate in AHCJ’s National Cancer Reporting Fellowship.

Supported by the Leona and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the fellowship strives to increase reporters, editors and producers’ understanding of the scientific process and scientific research, improve their ability to interpret and accurately report on complex scientific findings, and provide insight into the work of cancer researchers.

The three-day virtual event will be held Feb. 1 -3, 2022, and will feature experts from the National Institutes of Health. A wide range of topics will be explored, including a historical overview of 50 years of cancer research and treatment; clinical trials; how cancer screenings have been affected by the pandemic; and deep dives into immunotherapy, the cost of drugs and treatment and new directions in cancer treatment and research.

The 2022 fellows are:

  • Penny Dickerson (@pennydickersonw) a Jacksonville, Florida-based independent journalist
  • Sharon Donovan a New Orleans-based independent journalist
  • Rosa Furneaux (@rosafurneaux), global health investigative reporter for The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
  • Carla K. Johnson (@CarlaKJohnson), medical writer for the Associated Press
  • Alison Kanski (@alisonkanski), reporter for Precision Oncology News
  • Alla Katsnelson (@lalakat) a Northampton, Massachusetts-based independent journalist
  • Rakiya Muhammad (@rakiyaam2) a Sokoto, Nigeria-based independent journalist
  • Kari Oakes (@karioakes), managing editor, Regulatory Focus/Regulator Affairs Professionals Society
  • Howard Wolinksy (@journotwit) a Flossmoor, Illinois-based independent journalist
  • Kerry Young (@kdooleyyoung), a Washington D.C.-based independent journalist who is also AHCJ’s patient safety core topic leader.

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AHCJ member news: New jobs, fellowships, awards and more for health journalists

crowd clapping congratulationsThis edition of member news includes accomplishments from AHCJ members Benjamin Hardy, Melissa Patrick, Kelsey Ryan and Bram Sable-Smith. Continue reading

Journalism partners unveil National Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellowships program for 2021-22

National Science-Health-Environment Reporting FellowshipsJournalists interested in building careers reporting on science, health and the environment are eligible to apply for new cross-cutting fellowships designed to provide training, networking, mentoring, new sources and story ideas, while allowing them to stay at their jobs.

The National Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellowships are a first-ever collaboration of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW), the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ), and the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ). The year-long fellowships are open to early-career journalists interested in covering any or all of the three fields.

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