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.


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: U.S.

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, visit propublica.org.


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.


Knight-Vice Innovators Fund

Type: Fellowship/Grant

Location: New York, NY

Deadline for Application: June 1, 2016

The Knight-VICE Innovators Fund is inviting innovative journalism projects to apply for a share of US$500,000 to bring their ideas to life. The fund aims to encourage journalists to adopt new forms of storytelling, create new tools and curricula, and take the tools of journalism to new places and to the next generation of news consumers. Submissions must include clear goals and have the potential to create a substantial impact that serves a global, connected audience.

Finalists will spend up to three months in New York, working with VICE News staff and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on the development and distribution of their work. A stipend for travel and living expenses will be provided.

Learn more and apply by the June 1, 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.


Foreign Policy Interrupted Fellowship Program

Type: Fellowship

Location: Worldwide

Deadline for Application: June 27, 2016

Foreign Policy Interrupted‘s fellowship program aims to diversify voices and opinions in the foreign policy space, offering media training and mentoring at partnering media institutions.

The program has two core components: a six-week online module, followed by a non-resident “externship” with a major media outlet, lasting one to three months. This program is tailored to women academics, entrepreneurs, journalists, students and business professionals ages 25 and older with mid-career to late-career foreign policy expertise. Candidates must be fluent in English and demonstrate engagement in foreign policy matters.

Learn more and find out how to apply by the June 27, 2016 deadline.


Singapore Environment Council’s Asian Environmental Journalism Award

Type: Award

Location: Asia

Deadline for Application: June 30, 2016

The Singapore Environment Council’s Asian Environmental Journalism Awards (AEJA) aims to recognize the best coverage of environmental journalism in Asia. Categories include journalist of the year, young journalist, story of the year, media organization and photographer of the year. Works must have been published or broadcasted between Sep. 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Articles in any language will be accepted, but an English translation must be submitted. Award winners will be invited to a journalism workshop.

Learn more and apply by the June 30, 2016 deadline.


Above the Fray NPR Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Worldwide

Deadline for Application: July 1, 2016

U.S.-based journalists can apply for a US$24,000 fellowship to conduct a reporting project abroad. Sponsored by the John Alexander Project and NPR, the Above the Fray Fellowship is designed to give a promising journalist the opportunity to cover important underreported stories from abroad. The selected individual will spend three months filing on-air and online stories for NPR. Applicants should combine the depth of traditional journalists with the technical innovation of new media and have between three and five years of professional experience.

Learn more and apply by the July 1, 2016 deadline.


Thomson Reuters Conflict Reporting Lab and Grants

Type: Training and Grant

Location: London, UK

Deadline for Application: July 12, 2016

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is offering the training program “Uncovering Security: Emerging Threats,” which aims to support journalists to uncover emerging threats in the world and bring these stories to a wide audience.

The program features a three-day residential story lab in October on emerging security situations, the opportunity to apply for small grants to cover the cost of reporting stories, access to experienced journalists who have covered security stories, and support with pitching stories to international publication platforms. Candidates must have at least three years of experience in journalism and be fluent in English.

Learn more and apply by the July 12, 2016 deadline.


Dart Center Safety Training for Journalists

Type: Training

Location: New York, NY

Deadline for Application: July 15, 2016

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of the Columbia Journalism School, will host the course “Reporting Safely in Crisis Zones” on October 27 to 30, 2016 at Columbia University in New York City.

Participants will learn how to operate with caution in volatile situations. Topics include risk assessment, digital security, emergency first aid, trauma and rape/assault prevention. The course costs US$975, however, partial scholarships available for freelance journalists.

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