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Type: Travel Grants
Location: Ghana – October 4-15, 2014
Deadline: Monday, July 28, 2014
The International Reporting Project (IRP) is accepting applications for its new media reporting trip to Ghana on October 4-5, 2014.
The trip will focus on immunizations and child health in Ghana, particularly in light of the upcoming decisions to be made by the global community on replenishing the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) as it begins a new cycle for 2016 to 2020.
This group trip is open only to applications from new media journalists, including media professionals, bloggers, influential social media practitioners and freelance contributors, who are citizens of the following nations: France, Germany, India, Japan, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States.
All candidates must complete an application form and provide a detailed essay of at least 800 words describing the types of stories they might pursue during the Ghana trip.
Deadline: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is sponsoring a free webinar covering the enrollment this fall for both individuals and large businesses under the Affordable Care Art.
There will be one-hour sessions at either noon or 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, August 6.
Click here to register.
Type: Training programs
Location: Columbia, Missouri
CAR (Computer-Assisted Reporting) boot camps, a joint program offered by IRE and the Missouri School of Journalism, are great opportunities for journalists to learn to acquire electronic information, use spreadsheets and databases to analyze information and translate it into stories. Training topics include mapping, statistics and web programming. Special fellowships are available to minority journalists. Learn more and register here.
Type: Travel Fellowships
Location: Shanghai, China – November 13-22, 2014
Deadline: Monday, August 25, 2014
The National Press Foundation and Fudan University in China are collaborating to bring U.S. journalists to Shanghai, China. China Now: Entrepreneurship and More 2014 is an all-expenses-paid, ten-day fellowship in Shanghai where 10 U.S. journalists will have the opportunity to meet with business and economics faculty at Fudan University, interview leading Chinese entrepreneurs and explore issues such as China’s globalizing economy and environmental changes in China. The program takes place November 13-22, 2014.
Click here for more detailed information about the application process.
U.S. journalists from all media are all eligible to apply. The fellowships will cover travel and lodging, plus a daily meal stipend. The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Monday, August, 25.
If you have further questions, please contact Jenny Ash-Maher at email@example.com.
Type: Travel Fellowships
Location: U.S., Japan and other Asian countries
Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014
The Abe Fellowship for Journalists (AFJ) offers stipends for journalists interested in pursuing individual short-term policy-related projects on topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan. The fellowship is administered by the Abe Fellowship Program at the Social Science Research Council and is funded by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.
Click here for information about the most recent AFJ cohort.
The fellowship provides support for six weeks of fieldwork in Japan or the United States. The term may be divided between the principal destination and another country.
The stipend is $23,500, which includes a preparation allowance, one roundtrip air ticket, per diem for overseas fieldwork and support for interpretation or research.
- Be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Japan. (Nationals of other countries must have a serious long-term affiliation with the American or Japanese journalistic communities.)
- Have at least five years of professional journalistic experience with newspapers, news magazines, wire services or online news organizations. Freelancers are eligible.
For further information and to apply, click here.