Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mental Health Journalism Fellowship Offering for Journalists in the United States, Romania, and South Africa Reporting On Mental Health Issues

From The Foundation Center...

[If you are interested in more information about this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post].

Deadline: April 18, 2011

Applications Invited for Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

As part of an international effort to reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness, the Carter Center annually offers the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism to support journalists from the United States, Romania, and South Africa in reporting on topics related to mental health or mental illnesses.
The goals of the year-long fellowships are to increase accurate reporting on mental health issues and decrease incorrect, stereotypical information; help journalists produce high-quality work that reflects an understanding of mental health issues through exposure to well-established resources in the field; and develop a cadre of better-informed print and electronic journalists who will more accurately report information through newspapers, magazines, radio, television, film, and the Internet and influence their peers to do the same.

To be eligible, applicants must have at least three years of experience in print or electronic journalism (writing, reporting, editing, producing, film making), and be a citizen or resident of the United States, Romania, or South Africa.

Six U.S. fellows will be awarded stipends of $10,000 each. International fellows are awarded a comparable stipend. Stipends cover expenses during the fellowship project, including travel, materials, and other incidental expenses.

Visit the Carter Center Web site for complete program information and application procedures.

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