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AHCJ-Rural Health Journalism Fellowships

Need financial assistance to attend the annual conference of the Association of Health Care Journalists?

With support from the Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, 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.

If selected for a fellowship, you may be asked to write an AHCJ website blog post, take pictures or shoot video of a conference session.

Fellowship includes:

  • conference registration fee

  • one year's membership in AHCJ (new or extended)

  • Up to four nights in conference hotel (Wed.-Sat.) outside of 50-mile radius from host hotel

  • Up to $400 for travel assistance (outside of 50-mile radius from host hotel) and up to $100 (inside of 50-mile radius from host hotel).

To improve your chance of being selected, apply early. Fellowship selections will be announced the week after the deadline.

The deadline is Feb. 21 at noon CT.

Questions? Contact Susan Cunningham, susan@healthjournalism.org or 573-882-2203.