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DEADLINE: USC Annenberg Mini Fellowship/Reporting Grant
Based at USC's Annenberg School of Journalism, The National Health Journalism Fellowships and the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism are open to print, broadcast, and online journalists from around the country. Both National Fellows and Hunt grantees spend a week in Los Angeles exploring the intersection between community health, health policy, and the nation's growing ethnic diversity, as well as the role that factors such as race, ethnicity, pollution, violence, and transportation, land-use, and food policy play in prospects for good health. You'll come away from the experience with a multitude of story ideas and sources, new insights into what community influences contribute to personal health, and funds to pursue a substantive health-related reporting project. National Fellows receive meals, travel, and lodging plus a $2,000 stipend upon publication or broadcast of a major fellowship project on a domestic health issue. Dennis Hunt Fund grantees receive reporting grants of $2,500 to $10,000 (instead of the $2,000 stipend) upon publication or broadcast of a substantive project on a domestic community health issue. The Hunt Fund will support projects that examine the effects of a specific factor or confluence of factors on a community's health, such as poverty, health disparities, pollution, violence, land use, urban development, access to health care, and access to healthy food. Click here to help you decide which option is right for you. APPLY BY MAY 2, 2011.
The stipends and grants can be used to defray reporting and publishing-related costs such as travel, website development, database acquisition and analysis, translation services, and a journalist's otherwise uncompensated time.
To encourage collaboration between mainstream and ethnic media, preference will be given to applicants who propose a joint project for use by both media outlets. Applicants must join ReportingonHealth.org.
To improve your prospects for success, we strongly recommend that you discuss your project idea with us in advance.