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Global Health Reporting Fellowships to US Journalists to cover stories on HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, maternal and child health…

The International Reporting Project (IRP) is offering the IRP Fellowships in Global Health Reporting for 9-week reporting grants offered to cover important global health stories such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, maternal and child health and scientific research aimed at reducing the impact of global diseases.

The reporting Fellowships will begin March 3, 2011, and will extend through May 7, 2011. Fellows will spend two weeks in Washington at the IRP offices preparing for their overseas trips and then five weeks reporting on their chosen health topics in the country of their choice. Fellows will return to Washington for a final two weeks of reporting and presentations of their findings.

Each applicant for a spring 2011 IRP Fellow in Global Health Fellowship must write an essay of up to 800 words describing his or her reporting project proposal on a topic of global health such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, maternal and child health or new scientific research aimed at reducing the impact of global diseases.

The fellowships are open to all U.S. journalists with at least five years of professional experience in any medium. Journalists’ stories produced during the fellowship will be considered collaborations between IRP and the staff journalists’ news organizations, or in the case of freelancers, with organizations that run the stories. All stories will be featured on the IRP web site and billed as collaborations between IRP and the news organizations for whom the journalists work.

IRP Fellows will receive a stipend to support their stay in Washington and overseas travel, hotel accommodations in Washington and a roundtrip ticket to their overseas destination.

Applications are due by 20 December 2010. For more, visit this link.

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