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AHCJ Fellowship on Comparative Effectiveness Research
 

AHCJ-NLM Fellowships

The Association of Health Care Journalists has teamed up with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to present the AHCJ Fellowship on Comparative Effectiveness Research. The virtual fellowship program will be Aug. 2-4.

A select group of fellows will be chosen to experience a three-day fellowship focusing on understanding and reporting on medical research.

 


Posted on 06/20/21
Sharon Begley-STAT Science Reporting Fellowship
 

STAT is a mission-driven online media publication focused on finding and reporting compelling and important stories about health, medicine, and scientific discovery. We are accepting applications for the Sharon Begley-STAT Science Reporting Fellowship, a new program with the goal of diversifying the ranks of science and health journalists and fostering better coverage of science that is relevant to all people. It combines a paid reporting position at STAT with an educational component through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s prestigious Knight Science Journalism (KSJ) program.


Posted on 06/04/21
Editorial Intern, Scientific American
 

Scientific American’s editorial intern will report and write weekly news and analysis articles for the website and at least one short story per month for the print magazine's news section, Advances. The intern may also contribute to or assist with a variety of other editorial projects including, but not limited to: videos and podcasts, Q&As, book reviews, infographics and other forms of visual storytelling, and events such as webinars. This position pays $20 per hour and requires 3 to 5 days a week—up to 35 hours—for three months ideally starting Aug. 16, with some flexibility on dates.


Posted on 05/26/21
USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism 2021 National Fellowship
 

The USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism's 2021 National Fellowship will offer training, reporting grants of $2,000-$10,000 and six months of mentoring by veteran journalists to help journalists and their newsrooms report deeply and authoritatively on the health, welfare and well-being of children, youth, families and communities, as viewed through the lenses of COVID-19 and systemic racism. In addition, five Fellows will receive community engagement grants of $1,000-$2,000.


Posted on 05/26/21
NIHCM Journalism Grants - Apply now!
 

NIHCM Foundation supports timely health care journalism that informs efforts to improve the health of Americans and that examines emerging health issues and their implications for cost, quality and access. Grants provide funding for health reporting, educational opportunities for health care reporters and support for documentary films and their public engagement campaigns.


Posted on 05/19/21
The National Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellowships
 

A development program for early-career journalists

The National Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellowships program represents a unique collaboration of three leading journalism groups interested in enhancing the future of specialty journalism.

AHCJ has joined forces with the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing and the Society of Environmental Journalists to create this fellowship aimed at early-career journalists interested in careers reporting on science, health, and environmental issues.

Deadline to apply: May 17 at 6 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. CT, 3 p.m. PT


Posted on 02/16/21
AHCJ Reporting Fellowships on Health Care Performance
 

LogoThe AHCJ Reporting Fellowships on Health Care Performance is a yearlong program allowing journalists to pursue a significant reporting project related to the U.S. health care system. It can be local or national in scope, or a little of both — say an aspect of the Affordable Care Act playing out in your community or subject specialty, or the impact of particular evidence-based treatments on health outcomes, or an analysis of a health care organization’s performance, using public data sets. Fellows pursue the projects with the support of their newsrooms or freelance outlets, which commit to publish or air the work.

The deadline to apply has passed.


Posted on 02/10/21
AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellowship
 

AHCJ-CDC Cyber FellowshipAHCJ has teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with the support of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, for this virtual program for journalists.

A select group of journalists will be chosen to spend four days in early 2021 interacting with CDC experts.

The application deadline has passed.


Posted on 12/14/20
AHCJ- National Cancer Reporting Fellowship
 

With the support of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, AHCJ will be presenting the AHCJ- National Cancer Reporting Fellowship with expertise from the National Cancer Institute and others.

AHCJ will select journalists to spend three partial days online Jan. 12-14, 2021, with experts from the National Institutes of Health to increase their understanding of and ability to report accurately on complex scientific findings, provide insight into the work of cancer researchers and to better localize cancer-related stories.

Application deadline: noon CT on Dec. 14


Posted on 09/04/20
AHCJ Freelance Travel Scholarship
 

Through the use of repatriated international royalties from its membership in the Authors Coalition of America, AHCJ is able to provide assistance this year to freelance journalists wishing to attend AHCJ’s annual conference.

Scholarships are open to freelancers who derive the majority of their income from journalism.


Posted on 01/09/20
AHCJ-California Health Journalism Fellowships
 

AHCJ, with the support of the California Health Care Foundation, provides financial assistance to journalists who wish to attend AHCJ's annual conference.

Fellowships are open to full-time California print, broadcast and online journalists and part-timers or freelancers who derive the majority of their income from journalism.


Posted on 01/03/20
AHCJ-Missouri Health Journalism Fellowships
 

AHCJ, with the support of the Missouri Foundation for Health, provides financial assistance to journalists who wish to attend AHCJ's annual conference.

Fellowships are open to full-time Missouri print, broadcast and online journalists and part-timers or freelancers who derive the majority of their income from journalism. The student fellowships are open to full-time college or university students studying journalism or mass communication in Missouri.


Posted on 01/03/20
AHCJ-Ethnic Media Health Journalism Fellowships
 
AHCJ-Ethnic Media Health Journalism Fellowships

AHCJ, with support from the Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, provides financial assistance to journalists who work at one of the nation's ethnic media outlets who wish to attend AHCJ's annual conference.

Fellowships are open to full-time journalists who work at one of the nation's ethnic media outlets – print, broadcast or online. Ethnic media is defined here as serving a predominantly minority or ethnic audience.


Posted on 01/03/20
AHCJ-New York Health Journalism Fellowships
 

AHCJ provides financial assistance to a limited number of journalists who wish to attend AHCJ's annual conference.

Fellowships are open to full-time New York print, broadcast and online journalists and part-timers or freelancers who derive the majority of their income from journalism.


Posted on 01/03/20
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.) 


Posted on 01/03/20
AHCJ-Colorado Health Journalism Fellowships
 

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

Thanks to Colorado Health Foundation's generous support, AHCJ will be able to provide professional journalists with some support to attend the conference.


Posted on 01/03/20
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.


Posted on 01/03/20
AHCJ International Health Study Fellowships
 

Logo: AHCJ International Health Study FellowshipsThe AHCJ International Health Study Fellowships is a six-month program allowing veteran U.S.-based health care journalists to pursue a story or project comparing a facet of the U.S. health care system to that of another country. For 2020, the focus will be on developed European countries in comparison with the United States’ health care system.

Check back in Fall 2020.


Posted on 07/26/19
AHCJ-Rhode Island Health Journalism Fellowships
 

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

Thanks to the Rhode Island Foundation's generous support, AHCJ will be able to provide professional journalists with some support to attend the conference.


Posted on 02/19/19