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AHCJ- National Cancer Reporting Fellowship
 

With the support of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, AHCJ is pleased to again offer the National Cancer Reporting Fellowship.

AHCJ will select journalists for three partial days of online training Feb. 1-3, 2022, with experts from the National Institutes of Health to increase participants' understanding of and ability to report accurately on complex scientific findings, provide insight into the work of cancer researchers and better localize cancer-related stories.


Posted on 12/01/21
Logan Science Journalism Fellowship Program
 

The MBL Logan Science Journalism Program in Woods Hole, Mass., gives health and science journalists an opportunity to immerse themselves in the process of hands-on biomedical research. Learn about the science at the heart of your stories by doing it yourself!


Posted on 11/29/21
AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism
 

The AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism honors journalists who have produced accurate, informative, and compelling stories about cancer, cancer research, cancer advocacy, or cancer policy, including stories about the intersection of COVID-19 and cancer. The prize is open to print, broadcast, and online journalists whose stories appear in outlets that target the lay public.


Posted on 10/25/21
Editorial Intern
 

Scientific American, the longest continuously published magazine in the U.S., has been bringing its readers unique insights about developments in science and technology since 1845. Scientific American has 3.5 million print and tablet readers worldwide, more than 7.5 million visitors on ScientificAmerican.com, and appears in 13 translated editions, which are read in more than 30 countries.


Posted on 10/18/21
Grant opportunity for covering water issues and public health
 

Through its relatively new initiative, The Water Desk, The Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder is granting journalists up to $10,000 to support coverage of water issues related to the seven states of the Colorado River Basin — Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming — as well as the border area of Northwest Mexico.


Posted on 10/11/21
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 virtually interacting with CDC experts.

The application deadline is Feb. 1, 2022.


Posted on 09/01/21
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, regional or national in scope, or a mix. Though not an exclusive requirement of your project proposal, this year’s review committee remains interested in projects focused on health equity. This might include racial disparities within a community, gaps in public health inclusion, unstable housing, insurance access, food insecurity, violence as a health issue, how health care institutions or systems are applying a racial equity lens to their policies and practices or otherwise addressing inequities or disparities, or other examinations of systemic problems that became so apparent over the past year.

Fellows pursue the projects with the support of their newsrooms or arranged outlets, which commit to publish or air the work. 

Deadline to apply: Nov. 8 at noon ET, 11 a.m. CT, 9 a.m. PT


Posted on 08/30/21
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.

The deadline to apply has passed.


Posted on 06/20/21
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.

The application deadline has passed.


Posted on 02/16/21
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.

The application deadline has passed.


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