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.


NPR – Editing Fellow, Education Team

Type: Fellowship

Location: Washington D.C.

Deadline for Application: Open until Filled

The NPR Education team has created two journalism fellowships – an editing fellowship and a reporting fellowship. Both fellowships are one-year positions designed to enhance reporting on education. Fellows will enhance reporting both at the local and national levels; enhance education collaboration between network and member stations; and assist in the growth and development of next generation public radio journalists.

Fellowships will focus on a multiplatform approach to education coverage: reporting, writing and editing, and will emphasize journalism skills and storytelling as well as developing expertise on the beat. For more details about both opportunities and applicant eligibility visit the NPR Editing Fellow online.


Matter 5 

Type: Award

Location: San Francisco

Deadline for Application: April 24, 2015

Matter is offering a media accelerator program for media entrepreneurs with early-stage ventures. Multidisciplinary teams building scalable media ventures will move to San Francisco for a five-month, collaborative experience combining design thinking, entrepreneurship and media.

Selected entrepreneurs will receive mentorship, office space and a $50,000 investment. For more information about this opportunity visit Matter online. The deadline to apply is April 24.


The Dusko Jovanovic Prize

Type: Award

Location: Various

Deadline for Application: April 30, 2015

The Dusko Jovanovic Foundation presents the Dusko Jovanovic prize. An award available for investigative journalists and/or investigative organizations. Submitted works should be investigative journalism with a theme/focus of social justice. Works must be translated in one of the official languages of Montenegro (Montenegrin, Serbian, Croatian or Bosnian).

Award prizes reflect the following: 1st place $10,000 EUR ($10,802 US), 2nd place $6,000 EUR ($6,481 US) and 3rd $4,000 EUR ($4,321 US). The deadline to submit all materials is April 30.


Global Investigative Journalism Network

Type: Award

Location: Global / Norway

Deadline for Application: May 1, 2015

The Global Investigative Journalism Network is accepting applications for The Global Shinning Light Award. This award is available to journalists, a journalism team our a media outlet that worked under threat, duress or difficult conditions during a reporting project. Investigative journalists whom have reported in developing countries are encouraged to apply.

The selected journalists or team will receive a plaque, $1,000 and a trip to the 8th Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Lillehammer, Norway. Submitted work must have been published between January 2013 and December 31, 2014. The deadline to submit all materials in English is May 1. Online applications are strongly encouraged. For more information visit the awards page.


The Neuffer Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Varies

Deadline for Application: May 1, 2015

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWWF) is offering a academic and professional opportunity for women journalists who have an interest in human rights and social justice. The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship takes place September 2015 through March 2016. Affiliated or freelance journalists with at least three years of professional experience in print, digital media or broadcast journalism are welcome to apply. Research and coursework at MIT’s Center for International Studies and internships with media outlets including The Boston Globe and The New York Times will also be available.

This opportunity is open to women with excellent written and verbal English skills of all nationalities and backgrounds. A stipend will be provided, and expenses, including airfare, housing and health insurance will be covered. The deadline to apply to this opportunity is May 1. For more information visit IWWF online today.


East-West Center 2015 SJS

Type: Travel-Study Program

Location: Multiple

Deadline for Application: May 5, 2015

The East West Center is now accepting applications for the 2015 Senior Journalists Seminar, a 21-day professional study and travel program. The programs theme focuses on bridging gaps in U.S. relations with the Muslim world. Senior media professionals with a minimum of ten years experience in print, broadcast or online news (reporters, writers, editors, producers, columnists, bloggers and editorial writers) are welcome to apply. Journalists who cover arts and culture are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program will take place August 19 – September 10. Participants will travel to the following locations: Washington DC; Nashville, Tennessee; Honolulu, Hawaii; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Delhi, India. Between 14 – 16 positions are open for journalists from the United States and countries with substantial Muslim populations. For eligibility and application requirements visit the SJS website for more information. Have a question, contact Program Coordinator Liz A. Dorn at dorne@eastwestcenter.org or call (808) 944-7368 to learn more. The deadline to submit all materials is Tuesday, May 5.


ACFJ University – Writing for Social Media

Type: Certificate Course

Location: Quezon City, Philippines 

Deadline for Application: May 15, 2015

The Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at Ateneo de Manila University (ACFJ) is offering reporters, editors and media professionals an unique opportunity. Enhance your career through registering to take the short certificate-course in Writing for Social Media (June 1 – July 18) or Media and Politics (July 20 – Sep 20).

There are 12 slots available for each course. Registration fee is $250.00 for U.S. or international students. For more information on eligibility and application requirements visit ACFJ online. The deadline to apply to this opportunity is May 15.


McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism

Type: Fellowship

Location: Varies

Deadline for Application: May 15, 2015

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is now accepting spring applicants for the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism. The fellowships provide grants of up to $15,000 that allow experienced journalists to produce in-depth investigative, enterprise or narrative stories on U.S. business or economics. This opportunity is open to freelance and staff journalists with five years of experience. There is no residency required; fellows work from their own office.

The deadline to apply to the McGraw Fellowship is May 15. You may visit www.mcgrawcenter.org for more information. If you have questions you may contact mcgrawcenter@journalism.cuny.edu.


N3 Conference

Type: Conference/Award

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Deadline for Registration: May 22, 2015

The New. Now. Next Media (N3) Conference will take place May 22 – 24 in Seoul, South Korea. This conference was organized by the Asia chapter of AAJA. This is an annual conference that aims to: help experienced journalists 1) expand their skills in new media, 2) attain needed skills for success, 3) build an international network, 4) dive into the biggest stories in Asia; 5) discuss ideas on the challenges of working in Asia. Visit N3 2015 online to take a peek at their dynamic speakers lists. This is sure to be an event you don’t want to miss, so secure your registration today. The deadline to register online is May 22.

AAJA-Asia is also offering the AAJA-Asia Google Digital Journalism Award. The selected winner will receive $1,000 USD and a $500 travel stipend to attend N3 2015. The deadline has been extended until April 30. Be sure to learn more information on eligibility and application requirements today.


City University London – International Journalism M.A.

Type: Graduate program

Location: London, United Kingdom

Deadline for Application: May 30, 2015

City University London offers a one-year practice-based degree program for both experienced and entering career journalists. The International Journalism M.A. will develop your skills in print, radio, TV and online journalism. This program centers on research, reporting and understanding global journalism. This one-year program begins September 14, 2015.

Interested to learn more, visit City University London online. View details about the International Journalism degree and application eligibility. There are also scholarships available to international and UK based students. If you would like to contact someone at City University London email your questions to journalism@city.ac.uk. The deadline to submit your application is May 30.


BHSI Fellowship

Type: Fellowship/Award

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Deadline for Application: June 2, 2015

The Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowship is now accepting applications. Applicants from for-profit or nonprofit ventures that address social problems and can demonstrate a model with proven results may apply. Selected fellows will receive $10,000 financial support for their venture and will present their venture at Chicago Ideas Week. This opportunity is all expenses paid.

Applicants must be 35 years of age or younger and can be from anywhere in the world. Please visit BHSIF online for detailed information on eligibility. If you have questions about the fellowship contact Jessica Malkin at info@bluhmhelfand.com. The deadline to submit all materials is June 2.


Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Varies

Deadline for Application: June 22, 2015

The Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship is available to mid-career editorial writers or columnists working for U.S. media outlets. Editorial writers are encouraged to apply to this $75,000 fellowship. An editorial writer or columnists will be selected to receive $75,000 to either take courses, travel, pursue independent study or pursue other enriching endeavors to enhance their research on a public issue. Fellow must publish their work within 18 months of selection.

For more information in regards to eligibility and application requirements visit the Pulliam Fellowship website. To learn more about the Society of Professional Journalists and other interesting opportunities like this one visit www.spj.org. The deadline to apply for this opportunity is June 22.


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.