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Health Innovation Journalism Fellowship

Status: Closed

  • Fellowships

Organisation: International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ)

Deadline: 15/12/2023

Location: Global

​​The Health Innovation Journalism Fellowship is aimed at supporting in-depth, high-quality reporting on health innovation topics through professional fellowships. Throughout the duration of the fellowship, selected fellows will strengthen their skills to report on the latest developments in health and medicine.​​​

About the Program​

The Health Innovation Journalism Fellowship is administered and managed by ICFJ and is funded through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

ICFJ will award the Health Innovation Journalism Fellowship to experienced journalists who possess both a passion for innovative storytelling in health-related journalism and a track record of publishing in major global media outlets. Selected fellows will receive grant funding, training, and individual mentorship in order to develop and publish their original reporting projects centered around health innovation. Towards the conclusion of the fellowship, they will also have the opportunity to go on an international reporting trip to take part in fieldwork related to the health, science, and technology sectors. Each fellow is expected to report on and publish five original articles over the course of the Health Innovation Journalism Fellowship.

The main activities of the program will follow this timeline: 

  • Webinar Series (December 2023): A mini-series of virtual webinars will bring a global audience together to gain skills from leading experts. These webinars will be free and open to all who wish to deepen their knowledge of health innovation.
  • Fellowship Period (December 2023 – May 2024): Selected fellows will be supported with grant funding, training, individual mentorship, and an international reporting trip. Each selected fellow is expected to produce and publish five articles related to health innovation within the timeframe of the fellowship.

Eligibility Requirements​​ 

  • Have 4+ years of experience in journalism
  • Be able to show demonstrated interest and experience reporting on health-related topics
  • Possess a professional working knowledge of English (The fellowship will be conducted in English)

If you are interested in applying to the Health Innovation Fellowship, apply at the link here by the final deadline on December 15th,​ ​2023 at 11:59 EST. 

If you are interested in learning more about the Health Innovation Journalism Fellowship, please contact Caitlin Shekleton (cshekleton@icfj.org) or David Tellez (dtellez@icfj.org). 

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