Applications Open: Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

April 12, 2024
11:59pm EST

The Carter Center is now accepting applications for the 2024-25 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. Active journalists who are U.S. citizens and residents working in all media forms with a minimum of three years’ experience are encouraged to apply. Projects are tailored to the experience and interests of the fellows and should be relevant to mental health topics in the United States. Fellows are awarded a $10,000 stipend upon selection. Preference is given to journalists with support for or commitment to publishing or broadcasting fellowship projects.

The full application must be completed and submitted online by 11:59pm Eastern on Friday, April 12, 2024. The application for the 2024-2025 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism is available here. Interested applicants should submit the following:

·       Resume: Resumes should include media organizations for which you have worked or produced work, hold professional memberships, and other achievements.

·       Summary of Proposed Project: A short paragraph describing the issue you would like to report on, why you have selected that issue, and what you hope to achieve with your reporting. (1,000-character limit).

·       Informal Essay: An essay describing your reasons for applying for the fellowship; outlining your proposed project and a plan for completion, including your expected project timeline and potential obstacles, if any; the significance and timeliness of your topic, and the potential impact of the project (1,000-word limit).

·       Samples of Professional Work: Up to three examples of the applicant's best work may be submitted. At least one of the samples should be in the media form proposed.

·       Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation from people familiar with the applicant's work should comment on the applicant's abilities and potential as a journalist. Recommenders will receive an email asking for each letter to be submitted online by the application deadline.

·       Letter of Support: If the applicant has a full-time employer, one letter from the applicant's publisher, editor, producer, manager, or director, supporting the application is required. If the applicant is self-employed, the letter of support must come from a leader in the supporting media organization who has decision-making authority to support your reporting. Preference will be given to those applicants with letters from editors or publishers that indicate a clear interest and strong likelihood to publish or broadcast the fellowship project. This individual will receive an email asking for the letter to be submitted by the application deadline.

All application materials must be submitted online by 11:59pm Eastern on Friday, April 12, 2024.

Click here for more information and to apply.​