The Journalists in Aging Fellows Program

The Journalists in Aging Fellows Program

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and New America Media (NAM) are welcoming applications for “The Journalists in Aging Fellows Program”. Journalists who wish to cover aging issues and/or who work for ethnic media outlets serving U.S. communities are eligible to apply for the fellowship. The fellowship is designed to promote the conduct of multi- and interdisciplinary research in aging by expanding the quantity of gerontological research. Each fellow will receive a stipend of $1,500, with half to be paid on arrival at the meeting and the rest upon completion of the long-term project.

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The purpose of The Gerontological Society of America shall be to advance the scientific and scholarly study of aging and to promote human welfare.

Eligibility:

All journalists are eligible to apply except for past recipients of this fellowship. They will be notified separately of an opportunity to apply for a continuing fellowship travel grant to attend the GSA meeting.

How to Apply:

Supporting Documents:

  • A cover letter
  • A resume.
  • A one- to two-page proposal describing the long-term project topic, how the subject will be researched and covered, the number of expected articles and their approximate length, relevance to the audience, and tentative publication date.
  • A letter from an editor/producer agreeing to accept the long-term project proposal as an editorial assignment for likely publication or broadcast.
  • No more than three samples of published or broadcast journalistic work. For applicants submitting print samples, the full story text must be included in the application document. For applicants submitting broadcast samples, please include hyperlinks to these stories — either on a news organization’s website or a file sharing site such as filesanywhere.com — in the application document.

Financial Aid and Award Money:     

  • Each fellow will receive a stipend of $1,500, with half to be paid on arrival at the meeting and the rest upon completion of the long-term project.
  • GSA will arrange and pay for all flights and hotel bookings in San Francisco, California, and qualifying local travel expenses (e.g., cab, train, or bus fares) will be reimbursed.

Application Deadline: 

Students interested in applying must submit their applications by Friday, April 28, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Link for More Information:

https://www.geron.org/press-room/journalists-in-aging-fellows-program

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