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.


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.


Women in Tech Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Houston, TX

Deadline for Application: June 27, 2016

The GroundTruth Project and and SiliconANGLE Media’s theCUBE seeks candidates for the Women in Tech fellowship, a new reporting fellowship on women in technology. Two journalists will be chosen for a monthlong reporting fellowship in October 2016, which includes two weeks of training and pre-reporting, one week of reporting at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Houston, Texas, and one week of intensive editing.

Candidates should have one to five years of digital reporting experience and a demonstrated interest in exploring societal applications and implications of technology, in particular through the lens of gender. Exceptional writing skills are required; videography or audio skills are a plus.

Learn more and apply by the June 27, 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.


The Intercept Fall Editorial Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: New York City

Deadline for Application: June 30, 2016

The Intercept, a digital investigative journalism magazine, is offering a fall editorial fellowship. The fellow will attend training sessions with Intercept writers, editors and researchers. They will work on fact-checking, filing records requests, reporting, web production and multimedia projects. Aspiring investigative journalists are welcome to apply for this paid 12-week position in New York. Candidates must be college graduates with journalism experience.

Learn more and find out how to 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.


Richard J. Margolis Award and Residency for Social Justice Journalism

Type: Residency and Award

Location: Blue Mountain Lake, NY

Deadline for Application: July 1, 2016

The Richard J. Margolis Award of Blue Mountain Center combines a one-month residency at Blue Mountain Center with a $5,000 prize. This award will be given to a  promising new journalist or essayist whose work combines warmth, humor, wisdom and concern with social justice. Applications should include at least two examples of your work (published or unpublished, 30 pages maximum) and a short biographical note including a description of your current and anticipated work. Applicants must indicate what they will work on while attending the Blue Mountain residency if selected.

Learn more and find out how to apply by the July 1, 2016 deadline.


Lopez Jaena Community Journalism Workshop on Reporting Disasters

Type: Workshop

Location: Quezon City, Philippines

Deadline for Application: July 3, 2016

The University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication is organizing a workshop on reporting disasters. The training will take place July 27 to 29 in Quezon City, Philippines. The workshop will feature disaster and climate change experts and an introductory session on data journalism. The fellowship will also cover board and lodging and travel subsidies will also be provided. Print, broadcast, online, multimedia journalists with at least two years of experience are welcome to apply.

Learn more and apply by the July 3, 2016 deadline.


National Press Foundation Reporting Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Washington, D.C.

Deadline for Application: July 6, 2016

The National Press Foundation sponsors the Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship, a nine-month seminar program to brief reporters about Washington agencies, institutions and organizations. This opportunity provides journalists with fresh sources, story ideas and the opportunity to get to know and learn from other journalists.

Starting in September, journalists will meet once a month for a daylong seminar about a different topic. In addition to learning innovative online tools, fellows take field trips to Capitol Hill, the Supreme Court, the Pentagon and other institutions. U.S. and international reporters who cover Washington for any media outlet are welcome to apply.

Learn more and find out how to apply by the July 6, 2016 deadline.


International Women’s Media Foundation Grant

Type: Grant

Location: Worldwide

Deadline for Application: July 7, 2016

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for the second round of the Howard G. Buffett Fund, which aims to support women journalists in their projects and endeavors. Possible projects include exposing underreported but critical global issues, challenging traditional media narratives, developing field-based expertise and strengthening careers, pursuing training and leadership opportunities, and launching entrepreneurial news projects or acquiring the skills to do so.

Applicants must have three or more years of professional journalism experience. Teams of journalists may apply, however the submission must be from a woman journalist and her team must include at least 50 percent women.

Learn more and apply by the July 7, 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.


National Institute for Health Care Management Journalism Grants

Type: Grant

Location: U.S.

Deadline for Application: July 15, 2016

The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation provides grants for health reporting, educational opportunities for health care reporters and support for documentary films and their public engagement campaigns. A total of up to US$250,000 is available to fund six to eight projects. Applicants must send a proposal with a statement of purpose, project description, qualifications of key personnel, dissemination plans and other funding. Applicants accepted for further consideration will be contacted in August regarding the next steps in the application process. Grant winners will be announced in November.

Learn more and find out how to apply by the July 15, 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.


Reuters Institute Fellowship at Oxford University

Type: Fellowship

Location: Oxford, UK

Deadline for Application: August 7, 2016

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University seeks applicants from Hong Kong for the Lion Rock Spirit Fellowship. Fellows will spend two terms in Oxford where they will join a diverse group of journalists from other parts of the world. Successful applicants will conduct research into issues important to their professional development as a journalist. The fellowship covers program fees, a modest living allowance and travel expenses. Applicants must be residents of Hong Kong and have a minimum of five years’ experience working as a journalist in any specialism.

Learn more and apply by the extended August 7, 2016 deadline.


Open Society Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Various

Deadline for Application: September 7, 2016

The Open Society Fellowship with the Open Society Foundations seeks fellowship projects that identifies a problem that has not previously been recognized or develops new policy ideas to address familiar problems. Fellows may produce books, reports or blogs; innovative public-education projects; the launch of new campaigns, activities or organizations; and more. Fellows will spend a portion of their fellowship term at one of the organization’s main offices, in New York, Washington, London, Brussels or Budapest, or at a regional foundation.

In addition to supplying a stipend for living expenses, the fellowship may cover certain expenses, such as travel, conference fees and part-time research assistance.

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


Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University Fellowship Program

Type: Fellowship

Location: Boston, MA

Deadline for Application: September 15, 2016

The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program at Harvard University is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, including art and journalism. The institute provides stipends of up to US$75,000 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year, which extends from September 2017 through May 2018. Journalism applicants must have worked professionally in the field for at least five years.

Learn more and find out how to apply by the September 15, 2016 deadline.


Abe Fellowship for Journalists

Type: Fellowship

Location: U.S. or Japan

Deadline for Application: September 15, 2016

The Abe Fellowship for Journalists, sponsored by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), is designed to encourage in-depth coverage of topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan through individual short-term policy-related projects.

Applicants can submit proposals on one of four themes: threats to personal, societal and international security; growth and sustainable development; social, scientific and cultural trends and transformations; and governance, empowerment and participation. The program provides support for six weeks in Japan or the United States. The maximum stipend is US$23,500, which includes one round-trip air ticket.

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


Fund for Investigative Journalism Grants

Type: Grant

Location: Worldwide

Deadline for Application: September 26, 2016

Grants sponsored by the Fund for Investigative Journalism are intended to support investigative projects that break new ground and expose wrongdoing – such as corruption, malfeasance or misuse of power – in the public and private sectors.

Proposals must come from U.S.-based reporters or international journalists whose stories have a U.S. angle, involving American citizens, government or businesses. All proposals must be submitted in English and include a detailed budget.

Learn more and apply by the September 26, 2016 deadline.

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