Eight U.S. fellows are awarded $10,000 to cover expenses for a non-residential fellowship project on mental health.
The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism aim to:
• Increase effective and accurate reporting on behavioral health issues
• Equip journalists with the tools needed to produce high-quality work that reflects an understanding of behavioral health issues
• Develop a diverse cohort of better-informed journalists who can more effectively report on behavioral health across evolving and emerging platforms
Every year, eight U.S. Rosalynn Carter Fellows are awarded stipends of $10,000 each. Stipends cover expenses during the fellowship year, including travel, materials, resources, and other incidental expenses. Fellows are mentored individually by members of the Journalism Fellowship Advisory Board and other Rosalynn Carter Fellows. Advisers provide technical assistance, information about complex mental health issues, connections to professional contacts within their field of expertise, accountability, and more. All fellows are required to maintain contact with their adviser during the fellowship year. Fellows also connect with other journalists in the cohort, experts in the field, and a vast network of contacts. The fellowship encourages total journalistic independence and only requires that the fellows report accurately. Please note: Fellows are not expected to leave their location or job to participate in the fellowship. Deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 11:59pm Eastern. Deadline for support and recommendation letters is Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 11:59pm Eastern.
Awarded fellows must attend two orientation and presentation meetings at the beginning and end of their fellowship year in September at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Ga. All costs for travel and accommodations for these meetings will be covered by the Carter Center. Please note: these meetings may be virtual if necessary.
DEADLINE: April 7, 2021
DURATION: 1 year, September through September
EXAMPLES OF PAST PROJECTS:
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: https://www.cartercenter.org/health/mental_health/fellowships/index.html
Eligible applicants for a fellowship must:
• Have at least three years of experience as a professional journalist (writing, reporting, editing, producing, filmmaking)
• Submit a complete application, including letters of recommendation
• Be a citizen or legal resident of the United States