IRP Announces New Global Health Reporting Fellowships in Spring 2011
Fellows Fall 2010
By IRP Staff
September 28, 2010
The International Reporting Project (IRP) is pleased to announce that it will offer up to five IRP Fellowships in Global Health Reporting in the spring of 2011 in a new initiative made possible by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The reporting Fellowships will begin March 10, 2011, and will extend through May 14, 2011. 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 available on the IRP web site and are due by December 20, 2010.
The new Fellowships are the result of a second, concurrent grant from the Gates Foundation to the IRP. Currently, the Gates Foundation supports the IRP’s “Gatekeeper Editor” trips, which take senior U.S. editors and producers on intensive fact-finding visits to important countries, with an emphasis on global health and development topics.
Each applicant for a spring 2011 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, 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. 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.
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