a bunch of fellowships posted by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Hey folks. FC member Kara Andrade forwarded me the newsletter from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. There's a lot of great stuff in here – so I'm passing along most of it. Check it out.




 Metcalf Institute For Marine and Environmental Reporting


The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental reporting is offering a fellowship for a science training opportunity: a Science Seminar on oil spill impacts, April 6-8, 2011;

In response to the need for clear, accurate and sustained coverage of the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, Metcalf Institute will offer two 2011 programs on the emerging science of the spill.

Metcalf Institute, Louisiana State University, and Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) will offer a 2.5-day seminar for journalists and informal science educators from the Gulf of Mexico region. The science seminar, Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster, will be held in Cocodrie, Louisiana, April 6-8, 2011. Participants will gain hands-on knowledge of oceanographic techniques in labs and on board the R/V Acadiana and discuss the latest research on the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster with leading experts. Seminar is tuition free and includes room and board. Applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2011.

Applications for the programs may be downloaded at www.metcalfinstitute.org. For additional program information, call 401-874-6211 or email fellowships@metcalfinstitute.org.


The Persephone Miel Fellowship for Crisis Reporting


This fellowship is intended to give non-native English speaking media professionals the opportunity to reach audiences beyond their home countries on critical under-reported issues.  The fellowship, overseen by the Pulitzer Center in collaboration with Internews, is designed to help media professionals outside of the United States do the kind of reporting they've always wanted to do, and enable them to bring their work to a broader international audience. The fellowship will benefit those with limited access to other fellowships or international distribution of their work.


The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting will provide a travel grant of $7500 for a reporting project on topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream American media.

The Persephone Miel fellowships are open to all journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers or filmmakers; staff journalists as well as free-lancers who are non-native English speaking media professionals seeking to report from their home country.

Deadline: February 1, 2011 http://pulitzercenter.org/persephone-miel-fellowship


Who Will Win the $75,000 Grantham Prize in 2011?

Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting seeks entries for the 2011 Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment. The book entry deadline has passed, but all other entries, including print, broadcast and web, must be postmarked by Friday, February 4, 2011.


Grantham Prize contest rules, entry and eligibility information, forms, and a helpful checklist are available online at www.granthamprize.org. Specific inquiries may be directed to info@granthamprize.org.


American Press Institute Fellowship

The Institute will award thousands of dollars in fellowships to newspaper employees and journalism educators from the United States and Canada to attend API seminars. These fellowships are financed through the generosity of individuals, organizations and trusts.


The list of programs, fellowship details and an application form are available HERE. The application deadline for seminars held March-June 2011 is Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011.

As API adds seminars to its programming schedule on a rolling basis, additional fellowships will become available.  Questions? Please contact the fellowship coordinator at: fellowships@americanpressinstitute.org



Apply Now for IRP Gatekeeper Editors' Trip to Indonesia


The International Reporters Project (IRP) is pleased to announce a two-week Gatekeeper Editors Trip to Indonesia on May 6-20, 2011, for senior U.S. editors and producers interested in learning more about this important country in Asia.


This trip will focus on issues such as health, climate change and environment, economic development, the role of religion, minorities and human rights and Indonesia's rising importance in Asia and the world.


Application forms for this trip must be received by the IRP by March 11, 2011.



NCI Health Communications Internship Program


The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recognizes that health information dissemination is key to raising public awareness about new cancer treatments, support for cancer patients and their families, and prevention strategies.   To that end, in 1975 the NCI established the Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP) to attract and developindividuals interested in careers in health communications and science writing.   


The HCIP gives highly qualified graduate students and recent graduate degree recipients the opportunity to participate in vital health and science communications projects in one of the many offices that make up the NCI.  Interns will select an area of emphasis: Health Communications or Science Writing.  Six-month and one-year internship terms are available. 


Additional information about this program including an online application can be found by visiting http://hcip.nci.nih.gov/



International Center for Journalists: Arthur F. Burns Fellowships


American print and broadcast journalists have until March 1, 2011, to apply for a two-month professional exchange program in Germany. Successful applicants will spend August and September living, working and reporting for their home and host news organizations from across the Atlantic. The Arthur F. Burns Fellowships is a competitive program open to media professionals between the ages of 21 and 37 who are employed by a newspaper, news magazine, broadcast station, news agency or who work free-lance and/or online. For more information go to http://www.icfj.org/burns



2011 Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowships in Public Policy


Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowships in Public Policy give outstanding American mid-career professionals the opportunity to research, travel and gain practical experience in public policy in New Zealand for seven months.  Established and funded by the New Zealand Government in 1995 to reinforce links between New Zealand and the United States, the program aims to advance all areas of public policy by cross-fertilization of ideas and experience and to continue building a network of public policy experts on both sides of the Pacific.


Axford Fellows have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the New Zealand government sector and its economic, social or political reforms and issues. Fellows will identify a particular policy topic they wish to explore and will be based at an appropriate government ministry or department. They will be carefully paired with a leading policy expert who will serve as their mentor.  In addition, Fellows will be expected to spend a substantial part of their Fellowship in contact with other relevant organizations to gain practical experience in their field in New Zealand.  They are required to produce a policy report for publication by the Fellowships Office (Fulbright New Zealand) and report their findings in public seminars in New Zealand before returning and in the USA after their return.


Three to five Fellows are selected each year.  Applicants must be US citizens with at least five years experience in their professions, and must submit a formal application. 

For further information and an application form, see Fulbright New Zealand's website at http://www.fulbright.org.nz/awards/am-ian-axford.html


Applications Deadline March 1, 2011 


For inquiries please contact:


Stefanie Joe                                         OR                Frank Cain

Program Team Leader                                               US Program Coordinator

Fulbright New Zealand                                               Phone +1 202 460 0609

Phone +64 4 494 1507                                               Email:  axford@fulbright.org.nz

Email stefanie@fulbright.org.nz


To view a list of New Zealand Government Ministries and Departments with the names of the Chief Executive Officers please visit http://www.ssc.govt.nz/display/document.asp?NavID=264

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