Upcoming Member Opportunities

AAJA will post upcoming conferences, workshops, webinars and more on this page regularly. Be sure to bookmark it and check back periodically.


National Press Foundation Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Rochester, Minnesota

Deadline for Application: March 30, 2015

The National Press Foundation is looking to award 20 U.S.-based journalists for the fellowship program, “Precision Medicine: Health Care Tailored for You”. This four-day program aims to educate journalists on precision medicine research, human genome mapping, government regulations, economic growth potential and privacy concerns. This all-expenses-paid fellowship is open to all journalists of any medium. Round-trip airfare, lodging and most meals are included. Participants will travel to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota during program dates, May 17 – 20, 2015.

The deadline to apply to this opportunity is Monday, March 30, 2015 5:00pm EDT. You may submit your application online or learn more about this opportunity by visiting nationalpress.org. You may also contact Jenny Ash-Maher, Program Manager at jenny@nationalpress.org or call 202.663.7285.


2015 Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Various

Deadline for Application: March 31, 2015 

The Bringing Home the World Fellowship program awards U.S.-based minority journalists in supporting their covering of under-reported international stories. The program aims to 1) increase the diversity of voices in global news and 2) advance the careers of minority journalists who may face inequalities in the opportunity to pursue overseas reporting.

A brief project proposal statement is required at the time of application. Please visit the project proposal guideline page for more information.

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is March 31, 2015.


USC Annenberg / National Health Journalism Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Deadline: April 1, 2015

Based at USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism, the National Health Journalism Fellowship is open to national news staff or freelance journalists in print, broadcast and online media. The program will select 20 National Fellows. 10 fellows will receive grants of $2,000. The other 10 will receive grants of $2,500 – $10,000 through the two specialty reporting funds – – the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-being or the Dennis A. Hunt Journalism Fund.

For more information, visit reportinghealth.org or email Martha Shirk at cahealth@usc.edu. To improve the success of your application, it is strongly recommended that you discuss your project idea with the office in advance (no later than March 20, 2015).


2015 GroundTruth Middle East Fellowship: “Life Beyond Conflict”

Type: Fellowship

Location: Middle East

Deadline for Application: April 3, 2015

The GroundTruth Project provides an opportunity for a young journalist to receive a $10,000 fellowship. This journalist will focus on un-or-under reported stories amid war. Instead of conflict coverage subjects such as life, education and culture within the Middle East are to be the focus during the fellowship.

Applicants are requested to submit the following materials: a cover letter, resume, project proposal, three work samples and three references. Submit all completed applications to Kevin Grant at kgrant@thegroundtruthproject.org. For more information and details about eligibility visit GroundTruth Project. The deadline to apply for this opportunity is April 3, 2015.


IRE Diversity Fellowships

Type: Travel Fellowship

Location: Philadelphia, Penn.

Deadline for Application: April 4, 2015

The Investigative Reporters and Editors organization and the Philip L. Graham Fund sends a limited number of professional journalists to attend IRE’s conference. IRE’s conference will be held June 4 – 7 in Philadelphia. These fellowships are designed to increase the diversity of IRE’s membership. Applicants should identify as one of the following: Black/African American, American Indian/Alaskan, Native American, Asian-American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander or Hispanic/Latino.

Applicants should submit the following materials: a resume, letter of recommendation, work samples, brief description of career goals and if applicable a few sentences of financial need. Learn about IRE’s various fellowships and scholarship opportunities and submit your application today! The deadline to apply for this opportunity is April 4, 2015.


International Center for Journalists & the US – Japan Foundation

Type: Travel program

Location: US and various locations in Japan

Deadline for Application: April 6, 2015

The International Center for Journalists and the US – Japan Foundation have partnered together to create a travel program for US-based journalist. The programs title is Illuminating Today’s Japan for American Audiences. 3 US-based journalists will be selected for 19-day reporting trips to Japan during Summer and Fall 2015. Journalists are expected to dig into economic, social, cultural, environmental and energy-policy challenges facing the country. All participants have the opportunity to work with an experienced Japanese interpreter and fixer.

Applicants will be selected based on the quality of their story ideas, professional qualifications, level of experience and their media organizations audience. You may visit ICFJ’s Illuminating Today’s Japan web page for more information and the 2015 application.

For further questions you may contact Program Director Emily Schult, eschult@icfj.org.


Conney Center Fellows Program

Type: Fellowship

Location: New York, New York

Deadline for Application: April 15, 2015

The Joan Ganz Conney Center offers a professional development program called the Conney Center Fellows program. Applicants come from a wide range of backgrounds. A few backgrounds included, but are not limited to, digital media, communication, child development, psychology, computer science and public policy. Annually, one research fellow is selected for a full academic year to pursue an independent research project of his/her own design. The selected research fellow will receive a $50,000 stipend for one year. The ideal applicant will have a proposal interest in both digital media and child development.

The program is now accepting applicants from now until application deadline, April 15, 2015. For more about this fellowship opportunity or the Joan Ganz Cooney Center visit joanganzcooneycenter.org. If you have further questions you may contact cooney.fellows@sesame.org.


NPR – Editing Fellow, Education Team

Type: Fellowship

Location: Washington D.C.

Deadline for Application: Open until Filled

The NPR Education team has created two journalism fellowships – an editing fellowship and a reporting fellowship. Both fellowships are one-year positions designed to enhance reporting on education. Fellows will enhance reporting both at the local and national levels; enhance education collaboration between network and member stations; and assist in the growth and development of next generation public radio journalists.

Fellowships will focus on a multiplatform approach to education coverage: reporting, writing and editing, and will emphasize journalism skills and storytelling as well as developing expertise on the beat. For more details about both opportunities and applicant eligibility visit the NPR Editing Fellow online.


Jack Wadsworth Fellows Program

Type: Fellowship

Location: Multiple

Deadline for Application: Rolling

The Wadsworth Fellow will plan a series of cross-Center business initiatives, including programs, conferences, seminars, and roundtable discussions, designed to stimulate discussion across a range of topics and geographic locations.

The committee is looking for accomplished, senior-level individuals with extensive expertise in and knowledge of the business and trade relationship between the U.S. and Asia. Applicants for Wadsworth Fellows should meet the following criteria:

A journalist, academic, or business leader with deep expertise in the Asia-Pacific region and business and trade issues between the U.S. and Asia. A period of residence in Asia would be an important consideration.

Visit asiasociety.org for application information.