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AHCJ-Academic Health Journalism Fellowships

AHCJ, with support from the Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, provides financial assistance to college journalism students and college journalism instructors who wish to attend AHCJ's annual conference.

Fellowships are open to U.S.-based students majoring in journalism or mass communication with a special interest in covering health or health care. Professors and other college instructors who are teaching health-related journalism are also welcome to apply.

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.

Students will be asked to share a room with another student fellow.

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.