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.


GroundTruth Journalism Security Workshop

Type: Workshop

Location: New York City

Deadline for Application: Rolling basis until filled

The GroundTruth Project is hosting a free journalism security workshop led by Frank Smyth, the founder and executive director of Global Journalist Security, and Judith Matloff, a professor at Columbia University and an expert on safety training for journalists. This workshop taking place on May 3,2016 aims to help young journalists develop situational awareness in relation to reporting across an array of challenging assignments, including coverage of civil unrest, infectious disease, and natural disasters. Attendees will receive acknowledgement of their participation in this program. Current journalism students and emerging journalists are welcome to participate in the workshop, but capacity is limited to 20 people. To RSVP, please send a brief email expressing your interest along with your resume or a link to your LinkedIn profile to fellowships@thegroundtruthproject.org with the subject “Journalism Security Workshop.”

Learn more about the workshop here.


Global Investigative Journalism Network Grants and Fellowships

Type: Fellowship/Grant

Location: US 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.


International Women’s Media Foundation Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Multiple

Deadline for Application: April 29, 2016

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship. The selected journalist will spend an academic year in a tailored program with access to MIT’s Center for International Studies and media outlets such as The Boston Globe and The New York Times.

The fellowship is designed for affiliated or freelance women journalists with at least three years of professional experience in journalism working in print, broadcast, or digital media. Fellows will have opportunities to pursue academic research and hone their reporting skills. One outstanding woman journalist will be selected in June 2016 to complete a seven-month program from August 29, 2016 until March 28, 2017. A stipend will be provided, and expenses, including airfare, housing and health insurance, will be covered.

Learn more and send in an application by the April 29, 2016 deadline.


National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation Freedom of Speech PSA Contest

Type: Online Contest

Location: U.S. 

Deadline for Application: April 30, 2016

The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) is glad to announce their 2016 Freedom of Speech PSA contest. This opportunity gives college-level students the chance to gain national recognition and win a $2,500 scholarship. To enter, students must submit a 30-second TV or radio public service announcement (PSA) stressing the importance of free speech while answering the question, “What does freedom of speech mean to me?”

Contest winners will be awarded the $2,500 scholarship, a PSA distribution to stations nationwide, and a feature on NAB Spot Center and First Amendment Center’s One For All. The contest is open to students studying a communications-related field and are enrolled for the 2016-2017 academic school year.

Learn more and submit an application by the April 30, 2016 deadline.


International Center for Photography Hack the Photo Contest

Type: Contest

Location: New York, NY

Deadline for Application: See website for details

The International Center for Photography is hosting Hack the Photo, a weekend-long interdisciplinary event that aims to bring together photographers, filmmakers, designers, journalists and visual artists to create engaging content. This 24-hour challenge designed to push innovation in the photography and changing media landscape will take place April 30 to May 1, 2016. Selected participants are placed into teams and are then encouraged to come up with creative projects and bring them to life. Final projects will be judged based on creativity, technical use, disruptiveness, and usefulness and the best projects will receive prizes. Registration is free and ongoing, but spots are limited.

Find out more information about the event and how to register here.


Grist Fellowship Program

Type: Fellowship

Location: Seattle, WA

Deadline for Application: May 2, 2016

Grist, a non-profit media organization, is launching the 2016 Grist Fellowship Program. This position will begin in August and fellows will work full-time at Grist’s Seattle office to make daily contributions to Grist’s editorial operations including, but not limited to, research, reporting, story ideas, writing and multimedia experiments. The fellowship pays US$2,600 per month. Fellows must make a six-month commitment, with the possibility of an extension. Writers, reporters, and editors, as well as all-stars in fields such as video, audio and data visualization, are encouraged to apply.

Learn more and apply by the May 2, 2016 deadline.


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.


Agenda for International Development Seeks Contributors

Type: Freelance

Location: Multiple

Deadline for Application: See website for details

Agenda for International Development, an Italian think tank, is seeking contributors from all over the world. Special regards will be given to contributions on China, East Asia and Central Africa. The website features coverage on issues related to international development, including research, articles and interviews, in addition to a database of job opportunities and events in the sector.

Contributors will receive US$40 (negotiable) per article. Articles should be in English and have between 500 and 1,000 words. Preference will be given to applicants ages 25 to 35.

To apply, contact job@a-id.org


ProPublica Is Hiring a Health Care Reporting Fellow for Summer

Type: Fellowship

Location: US

Deadline for Application: See website for details

ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit news organization, is hiring a health care reporting fellow to join its newsroom this summer. The selected candidate will work primarily with senior reporter Charles Ornstein, who covers health care and the pharmaceutical industry. Journalists with reporting experience can apply for a paid fellowship in New York. The fellowship will last nine weeks, with a flexible start and end date. The fellow will receive US$700 a week.

For more information and to apply, see here.


Agencia Pública 2016 Olympic Games Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Deadline for Application: May 12, 2016

Agência Pública, a non-profit investigative journalism organization, is accepting applications for its Residencies Program. The organization will host reporters from independent media between July 20 and Aug. 20 at Casa Pública, a cultural center for investigative journalism. The program seeks to support four selected journalists reporting on the impact caused by the World Cup and the Olympic Games in Brazil. Applicants should be reporters who work for independent media outside Brazil, must speak Portuguese, English or Spanish, and are interested in investigating issues related to human rights and the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Learn more and apply by the May 12, 2016 2 deadline.


Fellowships for the Uncovering Asia Conference in Nepal

Type: Fellowship

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Deadline for Application: May 15, 2016

Working professional journalists in developing and transitioning countries in Asia can apply for a fellowship to attend Uncovering Asia: The Second Asian Investigative Journalism Conference taking place September 23-25, 2016 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The goal is to bring top investigative reporters, data journalists, and media law and security experts together. More than 30 fellowships are available both for established and young promising journalists with at least three years of experience. Applicants must have demonstrated experience in investigative or data journalism.

Ten fellowships are reserved for data journalists. Another five fellowships are available for those engaged in cutting-edge investigative techniques and production, including use of 360 video, drones, sensors and multimedia. The fellowship covers travel, hotel, meals and conference fee.

Apply by the May 15, 2016 deadline. 


Generation Justice Fellows Program

Type: Fellowship

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Deadline for Application: May 16, 2016

Generation Justice (GJ), a multimedia movement that trains youth to harness the power of media, is accepting applications for its media fellowship. Fellows will receive training in video, audio and print journalism, as well as network with local, national and international journalists. Responsibilities include helping produce a weekly radio program, blogging assignments, working on social media campaigns and media research. The fellowship requires 25 to 30 hours a week beginning in June 2016 through July 2017. Young journalists of color who have recently graduated or are finishing college are encouraged to apply for this program.

Learn more and find out how to apply by the May 16, 2016 deadline here.


Associated Press-NORC Fellowship on the Economics Of Aging And Work

Type: Fellowship

Location: Chicago, IL

Deadline for Application: May 16, 2016

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Journalism Fellowship Program offers a 10-month residential fellowship program that provides a journalist with the opportunity to work at the AP-NORC Center on special research and reporting projects at the University of Chicago. Research will focus on issues surrounding the aging workforce in the United States.

The fellowship will provide a highly competitive salary of up to $80,000 plus full benefits and a budget for various expenses. At NORC, you will participate in a highly individualized training program that includes a mix of one-on-one tutorials, seminars, and the opportunity to audit University of Chicago courses. AP will supervise your reporting activities and distribute your work to its global worldwide audience, its thousands of subscribers, and customers across all media platforms. The fellowship will begin in September 2016 for a 10-month fixed term.

Learn more and apply by the May 16, 2016 deadline.


East-West Center Senior Journalists Seminar

Type: Seminar

Location: Multiple

Deadline for Application: May 19, 2016

The East-West Center is glad to announce the 2016 Senior Journalists Seminar taking place at worldwide locations. Launched in 2003, the Senior Journalists Seminar (SJS) is an immersive 21-day dialogue, study, and travel program intended to enhance media coverage and elevate the public debate regarding identity and religion’s role in and resulting impact on the public sphere, specifically as it concerns U.S. relations with Muslim majority regions.

The seminar offers an opportunity for journalists to engage their peers, experts, and the citizens of those countries visited on issues that are thematically relevant including: the cultural identity, treatment, and representation of religious groups, specifically Muslims. Media professionals from print, broadcast, and online news organizations, including reporters, writers, editors, producers, columnists, bloggers, and editorial writers with a minimum of ten years of experience are eligible to apply. The Senior Journalists Seminars will include a total of 12-17 journalists from the United States and countries with substantial Muslim populations. Journalists will have the opportunity to cover foreign and diplomatic relations, security, military affairs, domestic politics and government or religion or cover the arts and culture. During the program, journalists are required to file at least one story or a series of blogs and/or tweets resulting from their participation in the seminar.

Learn more about the program and how to apply by the May 19, 2016 deadline.


NECIR Investigative Journalism Certificate Program

Type: Certificate Program

Location: Boston, MA

Deadline for Application: May 25, 2016

New England Center for Investigative Reporting’s Investigative Journalism Certificate Program is aimed at recent graduates and working journalists who are interested in pursuing a career in investigative journalism, or utilizing the skills obtained for a variety of different career fields. This week-long workshop is taught by an experienced faculty of Boston University journalism professors and award-winning reporters. Participants will spend a week at The New England Center for Investigative Reporting, based at Boston University’s College of Communication, learning valuable investigative reporting skills. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be awarded a certificate from NECIR and Boston University.

Learn more and apply before May 25, 2016.


The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism

Type: Fellowship

Location: New York, NY

Deadline for Application: May 31, 2016

The McGraw Center for Business Journalism at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism offers a fellowship program to support in-depth coverage of business and the global economy. The fellowship provides editorial and financial support to journalists who need the time and resources to tackle complex, time-consuming stories. The program is accepting applications for longform print or radio pieces. Fellows will receive grants of US$5,000 a month for one to three months. Freelance journalists as well as reporters and editors working at news organizations may apply. International journalists are also eligible as long as reporting is completed in English and targeted to a U.S. media outlet and audience.

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


Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Chicago, IL

Deadline for Application: June 7, 2016

The Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation (BHSI) Fellowship is currently accepting applications for their 2016 Fellowship Program. This program recognizes social entrepreneurs, 35 years or younger, whose non-profit and for-profit ventures tackle significant social challenges through innovative business models. Fellows gain exposure to nationally-recognized business and civic leaders, establish a community of support with past Fellows, are awarded $10,000 in financial support toward their work and participate in Chicago Ideas Week, a weeklong ideas festival featuring world-class speakers and thinkers, October 17–23, 2016.

Learn more and apply by the June 7, 2016 deadline.