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.



Global Investigative Journalism Network Grants and Fellowships

Type: Fellowship/Grant

Location: U.S. and World

Deadline for Application: See specific opportunity for deadline

Seeking a chance to improve your skills and expand your world? Tired of the everyday routine in your newsroom? The Global Investigative Journalism Network has many opportunities to fit your needs. These are programs of special interest to investigative journalists around the world. There are plenty of short-term and long-term opportunities, both for staff and freelance reporters. Follow the link for information on deadlines and background on the various programs.


Pacific Standard Magazine Editorial and Design Fellowships

Type: Fellowship

Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Deadline for Application: Open until filled

Pacific Standard is looking for two editorial fellows and one design fellow to join its newsroom in Santa Barbara, CA. Editorial fellows assist the editorial staff with story research, fact checking and interviews for the bimonthly print and daily online, magazine. Design fellows develop and research ideas for visual sections of the magazine and website, including assisting in producing photoshoots and assigning illustrations. Fellows work full time and receive US$22,500 for the year.

Learn more and find out how to apply.


Pointer News University Free Writing Course

Type: Course

Location: Worldwide

Deadline for Application: Ongoing

Journalists at all professional levels can take this self-directed, online course. Poynter’s News University is offering the course “Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writers: Secrets of Their Craft.” The course is a compilation of a dozen Pulitzer Prize-winning writers and master teachers sharing their best tips. The lessons are broken down into 10-minute videos, featuring writing and reporting strategies. Registration is free and ongoing. This course can be taken at any time.

Learn more and register today.


Society of Professional Journalists-Google News Lab Training

Type: Training

Location: North America

Deadline for Application: Rolling basis

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the Google News Lab provide training and outreach to journalists interested in applying Google tools in their news gathering, reporting and storytelling. The training includes a workshop lasting from one to three hours featuring an overview of the Google tools or in-depth training on one Google tool. Longer trainings are also available.

Newsrooms must come up with at least 25 participants as well as LCD projector/screen, laptop audio and WIFi. The Society of Professional Journalists pays trainers to come to your location or newsroom courtesy of a grant from the Google News Lab.

Learn more and request a trainer to come to your organization.


American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program

Type: Fellowship

Location: Washington D.C.

Deadline for Application: December 5, 2016

The American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program provides journalists with hands-on experience in Congress and policymaking. The fellowship begins each November with an intensive one-month introduction to Congress taught by leading experts in the field. After orientation, fellows work in placements of their choosing and also participate in ongoing seminars and enrichment programs. Preference is given to candidates with a background in political reporting but without extensive Washington experience. Fellows receive US$50,000 and travel allowance.

Learn more and apply by the December 5, 2016 deadline.


Goldziher Prize on Coverage of American Muslims

Type: Contest

Location: U.S.

Deadline for Application: December 9, 2016

The Goldziher Prize is an award for excellence in the media coverage of U.S. Muslims. Individuals or teams of journalists are invited to submit their stories or opinion pieces about American Muslims. The competition is organized by the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College and the William and Mary Greve Foundation. Entries can include works in print, video or audio and photographic essays created after December 15, 2014. First, second and third place winners will receive US$15,000, US$8,000 and US$2,000, respectively.

Learn more and apply by the December 9, 2016 deadline.


2017 Dat Winning Fellowship for Sportswriting

Type: Fellowship

Location: U.S.

Deadline for Application: December 14, 2016

The Dat Winning Fellowship is a writing program for aspiring APIA writers interested in a career in sportswriting. The program is run in partnership with the Asian American Writers Workshop, VICE Sports and NBC Asian America. The 2017 program will run from January to July. Applicants of all ages are welcome to apply and applicants do not have to be current students.

Over the course of the fellowship, fellows will post six stories of 700-1000 words, one story per month. Fellows will also submit one long-form piece of 2500+ words over the course of the 6-month program. All stories will be considered for cross-post by either VICE Sports or NBC Asian America.  Fellows will be assigned a mentor established in the field to help with their long-form piece over the course of the program. Mentors include Jay Caspian Kang of VICE News Tonight, Andrew Keh of the New York Times and Mina Kimes of ESPN Magazine.

Learn more and apply by the December 14, 2016 deadline.


McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism

Type: Fellowship

Location: New York, NY

Deadline for Application: December 15, 2016

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is now accepting applications for the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism. The fellowships, awarded twice a year, provide experienced journalists with the funds and editorial support needed to report in-depth stories on critical issues related to U.S. business and the economy.

Each fellow receives $5,000 a month for up to three months and no residency is required, fellows will work from their own offices. Freelance, staff and international journalists with five years experience are welcome to apply.

Learn more and apply by the December 15, 2016 deadline.


South Asian Journalists Association Reporting Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Worldwide

Deadline for Application: December 15, 2016

The South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) Fellowship aims to encourage in-depth reporting projects on major events relating to South Asia or South Asians. Freelancers and staff journalists in any medium who have demonstrated experience in completing high-level, comprehensive journalistic projects are welcome to apply.

Proposals may focus on any in-depth topics covering South Asia or the South Asian diaspora. The final product must be completed in English. Applicants need not be based in North America, but the final work must be published in a U.S. or Canadian media outlet. Fellows will be awarded between US$3,000 and US$7,000 to pursue their project.

Learn more and apply by the December 15, 2016 deadline.


National Awards for Education Reporting

Type: Awards

Location: U.S.

Deadline for Application: December 15, 2016

The Education Writers Association (EWA) is now accepting entries for the 2016 National Awards for Education Reporting open to journalists from all types of media outlets. Cash prizes of $1,000 and $2,500, as well as a grand prize of $10,000 are available for winners.

EWA is also welcoming entries for the Edwin Gould Foundation’s Eddie Award, whose winner will receive $7,500. This category recognizes journalism about the challenges low-income students face getting into and/or completing college.

Learn more and submit your entry by the December 15, 2016 deadline.


NPR Kroc Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Washington, D.C.

Deadline for Application: December 31, 2016

The NPR Kroc Fellowship will train three fellows in public radio journalism – writing, reporting, producing and editing, for both radio and the web. Fellows will receive a US$40,000 stipend, benefits and a paid vacation. This one-year fellowship will be primarily based at NPR’s Washington headquarters, but may also include an assignment at a member station.

Applications are open to students who have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree on or after Jan, 1, 2016 or who expect to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree by the spring of 2017 before the fellowship begins in August 2017. Journalism or radio experience is not required. International applicants must have the necessary employment authorization.

Learn more and apply by the December 31, 2016 deadline.


The Minority Science Writers Internship

Type: Internship

Location: Washington D.C.

Deadline for Application: February 1, 2017

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Pitts Family Foundation is proud to offer a summer internship program for minority students interested in journalism as a career and want to learn about science writing.

The internship will take place June to mid-August and interns will work for 10 weeks under the guidance of Science magazine staff. Interns are expected to contribute to the weekly news section, including bylined articles in the print and electronic news service. This paid internship provides for travel to and from the internship site in Washington D.C. Living accommodations and expenses are the responsibility of the intern. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate college program at the time of application submission.

Learn more and apply by the February 1, 2017 deadline.


Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan

Type: Fellowship

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Deadline for Application: December 16, 2016 for international applicants and February 1, 2017 for U.S. applicants

The Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan brings exceptional journalists from the United States and abroad together for a year of academic study. Fellows devise a personalized plan of study with access to the courses and resources at the university. Applicants must be granted a leave of absence for the academic year from their employers and have at least five years of professional experience. Print, broadcast and online journalists are eligible to apply. U.S. fellows receive US$70,000 and have their tuition and travel costs covered by the program.

Learn more and apply by the December 16, 2016 or February 1, 2017 deadlines.


Google News Lab Fellowship for Students

Type: Fellowship

Location: U.S.

Deadline for Application: January 3, 2017

Google is accepting applications for the Google News Lab Fellowship, which is aimed at students interested in using technology to tell stories in new and dynamic ways. The program will start in June 2017, with one week at Google in Mountain View, CA, followed by nine weeks at one of the participating organizations around the country. Organizations include the Nieman Journalism Lab, the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Pew Research Center, Poynter, Matter Ventures, ProPublica and the Investigative Reporters & Editors and Witness. Fellows will receive a stipend of US$8,500 during the summer and a travel budget of US$1,000.

Learn more and apply by the January 3, 2017 deadline.


Master of Journalism (MJ) Program at Hong Kong University

Type: Postgraduate Opportunity

Location: Hong Kong

Deadline for Application: January 31, 2017

The Master of Journalism (MJ) course at Hong Kong University is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. The program is a one year full-time or a two year part-time course. Students will learn the core skills of journalism, reporting and writing, television and video production, media law and ethics and new media. Students also have the opportunity to take elective courses in a broad range of subjects from business and finance to public health to digital media and receive internships at renowned media organizations throughout Asia. Faculty for the journalism program includes journalists with experience at The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and many more.

Learn more and apply by the January 31, 2017 deadline.


Media Innovation Fellowship at Harvard

Type: Fellowship

Location: Cambridge, MA

Deadline for Application: January 31, 2017

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society will host fellows for an academic year to carry out a research project on journalism innovation. Candidates must propose a project relating to journalism’s digital transformation. Most fellows receive a US$65,000 stipend. Fellows receive additional allowances for housing, childcare and health insurance. The application deadline is January 31, 2017 for U.S. journalists.

Learn more and apply by the deadline.


Metcalf Institute Science Immersion Workshop at the University of Rhode Island

Type: Fellowship

Location: Narragansett, RI

Deadline for Application: February 6, 2017

The Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography is accepting applications for the 2017 Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists: Global Change in Coastal Ecosystems taking place June 4 – 9, 2017. The fellowship includes tuition, travel support and housing. Two of the ten slots will be awarded to internationally based journalists.

Using Narragansett Bay as a living laboratory, the workshop gives fellows opportunities to explore and understand the effects of human activities on coastal ecosystems. Fellows will have the opportunity to translate scientific publications for general audiences, acquire the skills to work with complex scientific data to create stories and interact with leading researchers to cultivate new sources.

Learn more and apply by the February 6, 2017 deadline.