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.



Transatlantic Media Fellowships on Migration & Integration and Digital Societies

Type: Fellowship

Location: E.U.

Deadline for Application: October 16, 2015

The Heinrich Boll Foundation is seeking journalists working in any medium who offer new perspectives on transatlantic policy debates, who come from diverse communities and who may not otherwise have the opportunity to conduct transatlantic research. The Transatlantic Media Fellowships give American journalists the opportunity to conduct research in the European Union and report on one of two issue areas: “Migration and Integration” and “Digital Societies.”

The foundation will cover travel and accommodation costs within reason for five days of research in the E.U., as well as an honorarium and possible assistance with meeting setup. Learn more and apply before Oct. 16.


Citizen Engagement Lab seeks Kairos Fellows

Type: Fellowship

Location: Multiple

Deadline for Application: October 18, 2015

The OPEN-US Kairos Fellowship, offered by the Citizen Engagement Lab (CEL), provides hands-on training, mentorship and a campaigner apprenticeship to minority communication professionals.

From January to June 2016, 11 fellows will learn how to identify campaign opportunities, create compelling content for social media and email campaigns and develop campaign strategy at leading national and state organizations.

Candidates must have deep ties to communities of color, a passion for social justice and an understanding of the Internet. Preference will be given to those with two years or more of organizing experience.

Learn more and apply before Oct. 18.


Reynolds Business Journalism Week Now Open

Type: Contest

Location: Arizona State University

Deadline for Application: October 18, 2015

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is accepting applications for the Reynolds Business Journalism Week. The training seminar will take place Jan. 3 to 6, 2016.

This year’s conference will include sessions on incorporating economic and census data into stories, building business investigations and covering business in your community. Special topics include campaign finance, the money in sports, the economics of immigration and the business of marijuana.

The deadline is Oct. 18.  Find out more.


Investigative Fund Hosts Journalism Contest

Type: Contest

Location: US

Deadline for Application: October 30, 2015

Emerging journalists can apply for an investigative reporting award of up to US$10,000.

The Investigative Fund, a project of The Nations Institute, offers the I.F. Stone Award in an effort to support graduate journalism students, recent graduates, journalism interns and entry-level reporters.

Reporters based outside of the United States can apply, but the grants go to stories that will appear in U.S. media outlets. However, organizers are also open to co-publishing arrangements in which a story appears both in a U.S. and a foreign outlet.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 30.  Learn more.


First Amendment Coalition Hosts Contest

Type: Contest

Location: US

Deadline for Application: October 30, 2015

Journalists, bloggers, lawyers, news organizations, software developers and community activists can apply for this award.

The First Amendment Coalition (FAC) is accepting nominees for its Free Speech and Open Government Award. The award seeks to highlight exemplary work in the arena of open government.

Applicants must advance government transparency. Works may cover access to public meetings, public records, the courts, government data; defense of citizens’ right to speak; defense of journalists’ rights; defense of the right to “blow the whistle” and alert the public to government misconduct; and others.

Winners will receive will a US$1,000 cash prize to be presented at the 138th Annual Winter Meeting of the California Press Foundation, Dec. 3 in San Francisco.

The deadline is Oct. 30. Self-nominations are accepted.  Learn more about this opportunity.


East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: University of Hawai’i

Deadline for Application: Postmarked by November 1, 2015

The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides funding for up to 24 months for Master’s or Doctoral degree study for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the U.S. to participate in the educational, residential, and leadership development programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai’i. Through East-West Center affiliation, awardees become part of a growing network of students and alumni forging the shape and substance of the world’s most vibrant region.

Center fellowships are provided for degree study at the University of Hawai’i and participation in the Center’s international and intercultural programs. The Center and the University of Hawai’i, located in a unique island setting with a distinctive multicultural heritage, offer premier resources for studies on Asia, the Pacific, and the U.S.

Learn more and submit your application by Nov. 1.


Grist Fellowship Program

Type: Fellowship

Location: Seattle, WA

Deadline for Application: November 2, 2015

The Grist Fellowship Program is an opportunity to hone your skills at a national news outlet and deepen your knowledge of environmental issues. Applications are encouraged from early-career journalists with a variety of skills, from traditional to multimedia reporting.

Fellows work full-time our of Grist’s Seattle office, making daily contributions to Grist’s editorial operations including (but not limited to) research, reporting, story ideas, writing, and multimedia experiments. Working closely with the fellowship program manager, each fellow will also identify a long-term special project to produce in collaboration with others on the team. Fellows must make a six-month commitment. The fellowship pays $2,600 per month. Learn more and apply by Nov. 2.


David Carr Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: New York, NY

Deadline for Application: November 16, 2015

David Carr was the media columnist for The New York Times and one of the most important voices in journalism. The first David Carr Fellow will spend two years in The Times’s newsroom covering the intersection of technology, media and culture. The focus of the fellow’s work could be steady, sustained news stories; magazine-style features; investigative efforts; videography; or a mix of approaches, depending on the interests of the fellow and the recommendation of Times editors.

The fellowship is an opportunity for a journalist early in his or her career to build upon David’s commitment to holding power accountable and telling engaging, deeply reported stories. Candidates should have at least three years of experience and be eager to experiment with creative ways of storytelling through video, text, social media and other means. Journalists with experience of all types are welcome, especially those from digital and new media. The Times wants the David Carr Fellow to be selected from a diverse group of candidates, so journalists of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply by Nov. 16.


John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford

Type: Fellowship

Location: Stanford University, CA

Deadline for Application: December 1, 2015

A JSK Fellowship is a life-changing experience. Each year, up to 20 fellows are selected from around the world and brought together for 10 months at Stanford University, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Immersed in the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of this region, they are inspired to let go of old assumptions and learn new ways of thinking and working.

U.S. applicants for a JSK Fellowship ideally have at least seven years of full-time professional experience; international applicants ideally have at least five years. But we also consider less experienced applicants with outstanding achievements. No college degree is required.

Learn more and apply by Dec. 1.


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.