The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

Every year, eight U.S. journalists are selected and awarded stipends of $10,000 each to cover fellowship project expenses. Selected international journalists are awarded a comparable stipend. If you apply as a team, the total stipend will be divided evenly among the team. Fellows select an advisor from the Journalism Fellowship Advisory Board to be mentored for the duration of the fellowship year. Fellows are encouraged to select an advisor or advisors based on the topic of their fellowship project and the advisor’s area of expertise. All fellows are required to establish learning objectives, a method and frequency of communication with their advisor, and provide updates to fellowship staff on their progress. Fellows also have opportunities to connect in person with their cohort, with former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and with members of the Carter Center Mental Health Task Force. Fellows have total journalistic independence. The fellowship only requires that fellows report accurately, use appropriate language for reporting on mental health, and are transparent in their published project about The Carter Center’s support. This is a non-residential fellowship and fellows have a great deal of flexibility to work on their project during the year. They make two expense-paid visits to The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, both in September at the beginning and end of the fellowship year. During the first visit, fellows undergo intensive training in mental health reporting, meet with Journalism Fellowship Advisory Board members, Mental Health Task Force members, and other fellows to discuss their project plans. At the second visit, fellows present their completed projects and discuss challenges and successes in mental health reporting. Each meeting lasts three days

Opportunity offered by:

The Carter Center

The Carter Center is guided by the principles of its Founders, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. Founded, in partnership with Emory University, on a fundamental commitment to human rights and the…
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Location(s) where available

Latin America
United Arab Emirates
United States (all)

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Areas of focus

Mental Health

Application deadline:
April 7, 2023
This is a recurring opportunity