Fellowships of $10,000 available for reporting on mental health

Each year the Carter Center Mental Health Program awards six Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism to six American journalists. They get a stipend of $10,000 to report on a mental health topic of their choice. “The fellowships are designed to increase accurate reporting on mental health issues and decrease incorrect, stereotypical information,” says a release from the center founded by former president Jimmy Carter.

The deadline to apply is Monday, April 18. Applicants must have at least three years of professional experience in print or electronic journalism, submit an application packet and attend orientation and presentation meetings in September at the beginning and end of the fellowship year. Fellows are not required to leave their current employment. Awards will be announced July 15, 2011. For more about the program and an application packet, click here.

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