IRP will offer up to five global health reporting Fellowships in spring 2012 for U.S. journalists.
The International Reporting Project (IRP) is offering up to five IRP Fellowships in the spring of 2012 for U.S. journalists to report on global health topics such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, water-related diseases, maternal and child health or new scientific research aimed at reducing the impact of global diseases.
The nine-week reporting Fellowships will begin in mid-February 2012 and extend through mid-April 2012. Fellows will spend two weeks in Washington at the IRP offices preparing for their overseas trips and then five weeks reporting on their chosen health topics in the country of their choice. Fellows will return to Washington for a final two weeks of reporting and presentations of their findings.
Applications are due by October 3, 2011.
Each applicant for a spring 2012 IRP Fellow in Global Health Fellowship must write an essay of up to 800 words describing his or her reporting project proposal on a topic of global health such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, water-related diseases, maternal and child health or new scientific research aimed at reducing the impact of global diseases.
The fellowships are open to all U.S. journalists with at least five years of professional experience in any medium, including former IRP Fellows. Journalists’ stories produced during the fellowship will be considered collaborations between IRP and the staff journalists’ news organizations, or in the case of freelancers, with organizations that run the stories. All stories will be featured on the IRP web site and billed as collaborations between IRP and the news organizations for whom the journalists work.
IRP Fellows will receive a stipend to support their stay in Washington and overseas travel, hotel accommodations in Washington and a roundtrip ticket to their overseas destination.
The IRP has offered reporting fellowships to U.S. journalists since 1998, and has sent more than 330 U.S. journalists to more than 90 countries to produce award-winning stories that have run in all major media.