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.


Keeping the Peace, Peacefully: McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute

Type: Grant / Workshop 

Location: Chicago

Deadline: March 9, 2015 

Journalists from ethnic, mainstream and community news media are invited to apply for a training workshop on “Keeping the Peace, Peacefully: A Special Reporting Institute”. The program takes place April 23 – 25 at Columbia College in Chicago. This workshop will provide journalists with facts, analysis and reporting strategies to make their reporting more in-depth. Scholars and experts will cover topics on race, community relations, police strategies, violence, accountability and the mental health challenges police officers face on and off the field.

All costs to travel to and stay in Chicago will be covered for the duration of the program. The deadline to apply is March 9, 2015. For more information and the application visit www.communitymediaworkshop.org.

This program is sponsored by the McCormick Foundation and the Poynter Institute.


International Center for Journalists & the US – Japan Foundation

Type: Travel program

Location: US and various locations in Japan

Deadline for Application: March 15, 2015

The International Center for Journalists and the US – Japan Foundation have partnered together to create a travel program for US-based journalist. The programs title is Illuminating Today’s Japan for American Audiences. 3 US-based journalists will be selected for 19-day reporting trips to Japan during Summer and Fall 2015. Journalists are expected to dig into economic, social, cultural, environmental and energy-policy challenges facing the country. All participants have the opportunity to work with an experienced Japanese interpreter and fixer.

Applicants will be selected based on the quality of their story ideas, professional qualifications, level of experience and their media organizations audience. You may visit ICFJ’s Illuminating Today’s Japan web page for more information and the 2015 application.

For further questions you may contact Program Director Emily Schult, eschult@icfj.org.


2015 Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Various

Deadline for Application: March 31, 2015 

The Bringing Home the World Fellowship program awards U.S.-based minority journalists in supporting their covering of under-reported international stories. The program aims to 1) increase the diversity of voices in global news and 2) advance the careers of minority journalists who may face inequalities in the opportunity to pursue overseas reporting.

A brief project proposal statement is required at the time of application. Please visit the project proposal guideline page for more information.

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is March 31, 2015.


USC Annenberg / National Health Journalism Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Deadline: April 1, 2015

Based at USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism, the National Health Journalism Fellowship is open to national news staff or freelance journalists in print, broadcast and online media. The program will select 20 National Fellows. 10 fellows will receive grants of $2,000. The other 10 will receive grants of $2,500 – $10,000 through the two specialty reporting funds – – the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-being or the Dennis A. Hunt Journalism Fund.

For more information, visit reportinghealth.org or email Martha Shirk at cahealth@usc.edu. To improve the success of your application, it is strongly recommended that you discuss your project idea with the office in advance (no later than March 20, 2015).


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.