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    Media and Journalism Fellowships: April 14 Edition

    by Sonia Paul
    April 14, 2015
    Photo by Berto via Flickr and used with Creative Commons license.

    Here’s a list of current media and journalism fellowship programs, including the deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. 

    APRIL 2015 DEADLINES

    Jacque I. Minnotte Health Reporting Fellowship
    This fellowship recognizes excellence in health or medical television and radio reporting. In addition to the $2,000 award, winners of the Jacque I. Minnotte Health Reporting Fellowship are invited to attend the Excellence in Journalism conference.
    Deadline: April 30, 2015

    Michele Clark Fellowship
    This fellowship is awarded to a young, promising minority professional in television or radio news. In addition to the $1,000 award, winners of the Michele Clark Fellowships are invited to attend the Excellence in Journalism conference.
    Deadline: April 30, 2015

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    N.S. Bienstock Fellowship
    This fellowship is awarded to a young, promising minority professional in television or radio news. In addition to the $1,000 award, winners of the Michele Clark Fellowships are invited to attend the Excellence in Journalism conference.
    Deadline: April 30, 2015

    The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism
    Atlanta, GA
    The one-year fellowship is offered to six journalists and is designed to enhance public understanding of mental health issues and combat stigma and discrimination against people with mental illness.
    Deadline: April 17, 2015

    U.S.-Austrian Journalism Exchange Fellowships
    U.S. and Austria
    Each year three to six outstanding media professionals from the United States and Austria are awarded an opportunity to report from and travel in each other’s countries as part of the U.S.-Austrian Journalism Exchange Fellowships. The program offers young print and broadcast journalists from each country the opportunity to share professional expertise with their colleagues across the Atlantic while working as “foreign correspondents” for their hometown news organizations. The program aims to foster greater understanding and knowledge of both countries among future media leaders and their audiences.
    Deadline: April 20, 2015

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    Vada and Col. Barney Oldfield National Security Reporting Fellowship
    This fellowship is awarded to a reporter or producer in radio or television news engaged covering national defense and security. In addition to the $1,000 award, winners are invited to attend the Excellence in Journalism conference.
    Deadline: April 30, 2015

    MAY 2015 DEADLINES

    IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship
    This fellowship provides an academic and professional opportunity for women journalists who focus on human rights and social justice to advance their reporting skills. The next IWMF Neuffer Fellowship runs from September 2015 to March 2016. The 2015/16 Fellow will complete research and coursework at MIT’s Center for International Studies and internships with media outlets including The Boston Globe and The New York Times. The flexible structure of the program will provide the fellow with opportunities to pursue academic research and hone her reporting skills.
    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    Emerging Photographer Fund 2015
    Sponsored by Burn Magazine, a total of $15,000 is offered to support the continuation of a photographer’s personal project. This body of work may be of either journalistic mission or purely personal artistic imperatives.
    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    International Reporting Project Fellowships
    The International Reporting Project (IRP) is now accepting applications for reporting fellowships on nuclear security, religion and health/development. These fellowships are intended to provide in-depth coverage of important, under-covered international issues.
    Deadline: May 11, 2015, for nuclear security, rolling deadlines for religion and health/development.

    Foreign Policy Fellowship
    The year-long fellowship offers young reporters the chance to work closely with seasoned writers and editors who focus on international news: covering major events, analyzing policy developments and telling compelling human stories from around the world. Fellows regularly research and write their own articles and play a key role in the production of both web and print content. The position is ideal for journalists with about 1-2 years of experience, including those who have recently graduated from journalism school.
    Deadline: May 15, 2015

    IN PROGRESS OR FUTURE FELLOWSHIPS

    MJ Bear Fellowship
    Through the Online News Association, the MJ Bear Fellowships identify and celebrate early-career digital journalists who have demonstrated that they deserve support for their efforts.
    Applications for the 2015 MJ Bear Fellowships will open in June.

    BuzzFeed Emerging Writers Fellowship
    With the mission of diversifying the broader media landscape by investing in the next generation of necessary voices, BuzzFeed’s Emerging Writers Fellowship is designed to give writers of great promise the support, mentorship and experience necessary to take a transformative step forward in their careers.
    Deadline: Oct. 1, 2015

    Associated Press Global News Internship Program
    Various locations
    This paid internship program is for students who are aspiring cross-format journalists and will contribute to AP’s text, video, photo and interactive reporting.

    Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship
    San Diego, CA
    The Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship at Point Lomo Nazarene University is an initiative to develop modern education in the sciences, philosophy, society and the arts.

    National Geographic Photography Fellowship
    Various locations
    The two-year fellowship allows photographers to share their visual expertise with diverse areas of the National Geographic Society and with the public, producing stories, sharing their storytelling knowledge with other explorers, and bringing the Society’s mission to illuminate, teach, and inspire the world at large.

    Scripps Howard Foundation Multimedia Fellowship
    Washington DC
    This year-long fellowship allows post-graduates to create multimedia projects for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire’s website as well as mentor undergraduate students.

    World Press Institute Fellowship
    Various locations
    The fellowship is offered to 10 journalists from around the world and provides immersion into governance, politics, business, media, journalistic ethics and culture of the United States.

    Sonia Paul is a freelance journalist based in India, and is the editorial assistant at PBS MediaShift. She is on Twitter @sonipaul.

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    • Alan Murray McDonald

      Thanks Jane M. for sharing. Class “Stuff.” Will see you on KLRN9, San Antonio, TX.

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