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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.

Submit a Rural Health Journalism Fellowship Application online.

The deadline is March 1 at noon CT.

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