Fellowships & grants


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AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellowship
Fellows spend a week studying public health issues at CDC campuses in Atlanta.

Alexia Foundation Grants
Professional (still) photographers can apply for a grant of $20,000 to produce substantial stories that drive change. Multimedia proposals welcome. Smaller student awards also available.

Arthur F. Burns Fellowships
Two month fellowship for US journalists to report from Germany for their news organizations.

Chronister Fellowship
Supports reporting projects focused on K-12 education with a grant of up to $10,000.

Climate Media Fellowship
Offered by the Heinrich Boell Foundation, fellowship covers travel and honorarium for research trip to Europe to report climate or energy stories.

Council on Foreign Relations Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship
For journalists involved in covering international news, nine months of research, writing at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City.

Journalism Center on Children and Families Fellowships
For journalists covering children and families.

Dart Center Ochberg Fellowships
Expense-paid fellowships to mid-career journalists who want to apply knowledge of emotional trauma to improving coverage of violent events.

Development Reporting Grants
The European Journalism Centre offers grants for new and distinctive coverage of issues related to global development.

Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Fellowships
Fellows spend eight months pursuing challenges to journalism or going after an idea that would explore new opportunities.

Egan Journalism Fellowships
For journalists in Catholic media only, fellows are awarded reporting trips to countries where Catholic Relief Services works.

German/American Journalist Exchange Program
RTNDF/RIAS travel fellowship to Germany for broadcast or online journalists only, “building bridges of understanding professionally and personally.”

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Short term research fellowships for journalists in New York City. Term varies from one week to two months with stipend for travel, housing and expenses.

Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources
Week-long fellowship expeditions for journalists, all expenses paid.

Institute for Justice and Journalism
Offers fellowships on covering border justice, racial justice, criminal justice; schedule varies.

International Reporting Project
Gives U.S. journalists a chance to learn about international issues and to travel to any country in the world for an in-depth reporting project.

Kaiser Media Fellowships in Health
A flexible opportunity for print, broadcast, and online journalists to pursue an area of interest in U.S. health policy issues.

Knight-Bagehot Economics and Business Journalism Fellowships
Offers qualified journalists an academic year at Columbia University to enhance their understanding and knowledge of business, economics, and finance.

Knight Fellowships at Stanford
Gives mid-career journalists an academic year at Stanford “to broaden and deepen their understanding of a changing world.”

Knight International Press Fellowships
Long-term program sends journalists overseas to lead training sessions.

Knight Science Journalism Fellowships
Mid-career program for experienced journalists who cover science, technology, medicine, or the environment. Fellows spend an academic year at MIT. Also offers week-long seminars and boot camps.

Knight-Wallace Fellowships
Provides outstanding mid-career professionals the opportunity to indulge in a sabbatical year of study and reflection at the University of Michigan.

Lilly Scholarships in Religion
Pays up to $5,000 for tuition and expenses for any full time journalist to take a religion course at any U.S. or Canadian university.

Logan Science Journalism Fellowships
Fellowships sponsored by the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass and Toolik Field Station, Alaska.

Loyola Law School Journalist Fellowship
Free, four-day intensive seminar for journalists whose coverage requires an in-depth knowledge of the legal system. Held at Loyola in Los Angeles.

Marguerite Casey Foundation Fellowship
Pays a $4,000 stipend to write about how language, culture and race influence public attitudes and policy about poor people.

Marine Biological Laboratory’s Science Journalism Program
Fellowships for science journalists, one in medical research and one in environmental change.

McCloy Fellowships in Journalism
From the American Council on Germany, expense paid travel to Europe available for US journalists to pursue stories of their own design.

McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalists
Up to $15,000 to journalists with 5-plus years experience for business reporting project. Spring deadline: May 15; Fall deadline: Nov. 15.

Medicine in the Media
Free training from NIH, all expenses (except travel) paid. Annual application deadline: January.

Metcalf Institute Fellowships
Offers a science immersion workshop for journalists at the University of Rhode Island graduate school of oceanography.

Nieman Fellowships
Journalists with at least five years of experience spend an academic year at Harvard. Each fellow is free to design an individual course of study.

O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism
Fellows spend nine months at Marquette University researching, reporting and writing stories with the potential to change policies and improve lives.

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Journalists can apply for travel grants for reporting projects throughout the world, with an emphasis on under-reported issues.

Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism
Journalists with at least three years experience can apply for a stipend to support a reporting project on mental health.

Shapiro Fellowships
Active professionals may apply for a part-time fellowship at George Washington University, typically for one semester.

Ted Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Journalism
Offers journalists an academic year at the University of Colorado, with independent study expected to lead to a significant piece of journalistic work.

Templeton-Cambridge Fellowship in Science & Religion
Three week summer seminar at the University of Cambridge plus stipend for project work.

The Reporting Award
The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University offers this award to support journalism in any medium on significant under-reported subjects in the public interest.

USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism
Reporting grants of $1,000-$10,000 and 4 1/2-days of intensive training on health issues for journalists whose news outlets commitment to publishing an ambitious health journalism project.

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