Apply Now for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism National Fellowship


USC Center for Health Journalism

Release Date

Monday, April 25, 2022


USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism can support you on your dream project. Call for applications for the 2022 National Fellowship is now open. 

USC's National Fellowship equips journalists pursuing ambitious stories focused on health equity and child, youth and family well-being with:

• A reporting grant ranging between $2,000 and $10,000
• One week of intensive training and workshops
• Five months of professional mentorship from a veteran journalist 

You don’t need to be a health journalist to be considered. Instead, many of our best Fellows wanted to explore how to cover their beats through a health or social welfare equity lens.

The annual Fellowship, to be held July 10-14, will provide interactive workshops and inspiring discussions by policy experts, practitioners, community innovators and leading journalists to help you explore how community health, child and youth welfare, educational, economic and racial inequities – and access to health care – influence health and life outcomes. 

Competitively-selected Fellows will receive a grant ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 to defray costs of reporting an in-depth explanatory or investigatory series. 

The Center for Health Journalism helps reporters advance their skills in "impact reporting," which combines powerful narratives, unassailable data and engagement. We embrace an expansive definition of health journalism based on the core idea that our health is shaped by conditions in homes, schools and communities – not just in health care settings. 

Want to learn more? We encourage you to head to our website and to click here to connect with Martha Shirk, our recruiter, for more information or to discuss your project idea.

Ready to apply? Fill out the application below!

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