Are you an early-career journalist interested in boosting your knowledge of science, health or environmental reporting? AHCJ is now accepting applications for its 2022-2023 National Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellowships (SHERF) program.
In collaboration with the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW) and the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), AHCJ is pleased to once again offer this year-long development opportunity to early-career journalists pursuing — or who have a strong interest in pursuing —deep dives in science, health, or environmental reporting, or all three.
The yearlong program offers the selected fellows niche workshops, customized webinars, registration to national conferences, access to unique resources, and individual professional mentors to assist with career development.
Funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Department of Science Education and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the fellowship will support 12 journalists with:
- customized seminars and workshops offered in conjunction with the annual conferences produced by AHCJ, SEJ, and CASW/NASW, including support for conference attendance, food, lodging, and travel within the United States;
- a series of virtual events providing skill-building opportunities and updates on stories, resources and new developments across science, health, medicine and environment, including private breakout discussions with experts and trainers;
- two years’ membership (new or extended) in AHCJ, SEJ and NASW, assuming membership qualifications are met;
- registration to any virtual events held during the program year by AHCJ, SEJ or CASW;
- mentoring opportunities with a senior journalist in a topic area of choice;
- private online site for fellows to refer to training materials, share reporting efforts and network with one another;
- for freelancers, a reporting project support stipend of $2,000 after successfully completing the program.
Applications are due by Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. CST, 3 p.m. PT.
See complete details on the fellowship, including eligibility requirements, a tentative schedule and an application checklist.