from AIR – Grants, fellowships and awards for July and August

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• Dennis A. Hunt Health Journalism Fund
Deadline: July 12, 2015
Details: The Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism provides grants of $2,500 to $10,000 for reporting on critical health issues facing underserved communities. Selection include participation in the all-expenses-paid National Health Journalism Fellowship, which provides a week of training in Los Angeles on community health issues. The Fund honors Dennis Hunt's legacy by providing financial support for ambitious investigative and explanatory journalism projects on community health and health policy issues. The fund is financed by memorial contributions from Hunt's friends and colleagues. The grant is designed to cover reporting and publishing- or broadcast-related costs such as travel, website development, database acquisition and analysis, environmental or health testing, translation services, and a journalist’s otherwise uncompensated time. Both freelancers and news outlet employees are eligible to apply.

• Society of Environmental Journalists Fund for Environmental Journalism
Deadline: July 15, 2015 (for the Summer Cycle)
SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism accepts applications for grants of up to $3,500 to help underwrite environmental reporting projects and entrepreneurial ventures.

• National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works Grants
Deadline: July 23, 2015
Details: Art Works support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000.

• Falling Walls Science Fellowship for Journalists
Deadline: July 31, 2015
Details: "In an effort to keep the public informed on life-changing scientific breakthroughs, we have created the Falling Walls Science Fellowship for Journalists. It is aimed at journalists and bloggers with at least three years of experience, and who hope to advance their knowledge in the area of sciences. The Fellows get the opportunity to attend the Falling Walls Lab, Falling Walls Venture and the Falling Walls Conference in Berlin on 8 and 9 November 2015 in Berlin. Freelance and full-time journalists or bloggers can apply. Professionals in fields such as research, teaching, public relations and advertising are not eligible. The applicants must have a minimum of three years professional journalism/blogging experience in which they have written about the subject of sciences."

• Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowship
Deadline: August 1, 2015
Details: The Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships (AFPF), an American non-profit, non-governmental organization, is a cultural and professional exchange program for journalists. Through AFPF, journalists and their readers gain a broader view of the world and journalism thereby creating mutual understanding and peaceful relations between Americans and people of other nations. Fellows return home with new journalistic skills and knowledge, and a desire to advance a free, responsible press in their own countries–without which democracy does not exist.

• The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Deadline: August 3, 2015
Details: The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide.

• Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship
Deadline: August 15, 2015
Details: CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts.

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