Applications from U.S. citizens and residents are now being accepted for eight oneyear journalism fellowships with the Carter Center’s Mental Health Program.
These fellowships aim to enhance public understanding of mental health and substance use conditions and reduce stigma and discrimination against people living with these illnesses through balanced and accurate reporting. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 10, 2019, and the fellowship recipients will be announced Wednesday, July 17, 2019, on the Center’s website, www.cartercenter.org. The 2019-2020 fellowship year begins in September 2019.
“For more than two decades, Carter Center fellows have accurately and sensitively covered mental health issues around the world, helping communities better understand illnesses that affect so many people,” said former U.S. First Lady Rosalynn Carter.
Each U.S. fellow is awarded a $10,000 stipend and provided with a required expense-paid trip to The Carter Center in September 2019 and in fall 2020. During this trip, fellows will meet with program staff and advisers and the previous fellowship class. Fellows join a cadre of more than 200 current and former fellows awarded over the past two decades.
Throughout the history of the program, fellows have produced a considerable amount of content, including books, television mini-or full-length documentaries, hundreds of newspaper, magazine, and online pieces, hundreds of minutes of radio and television airtime, as well as creative and innovative uses of multimedia.
The full application must be completed and submitted online. The application for the 2019- 2020 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism is available at mhjapply.cartercenter.org. All application materials, other than the letters of reference or support, must be submitted online by April 10, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.