Journalist Fellowship

Journalist Fellowship Program

Journalist Fellowship Application is now closed

HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P 2018, Madrid 21-25 October) will provide fellowships to attend and cover the conference to approximately 25 journalists from around the world. The journalist fellowship program is designed to help build journalist capacity to report on biomedical HIV prevention, and to generate high-profile media coverage of advances and challenges in prevention research, especially in communities that are heavily impacted by the epidemic.

As part of the fellowship, journalists will participate in a day and a half onsite workshop with leaders in various fields of biomedical prevention research, designed to help them better understand and report on research developments from the conference.

The journalist fellowship program began at the 2009 AIDS Vaccine program and has become a central part of the global effort to encourage informed, effective media coverage of HIV, and support the journalists and news organizations that make that reporting possible. Fellows for HIVR4P 2016 represented an outstanding group of journalists from Brazil, China, Cuba, France, India, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, the United Kingdom, the United States, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

HIVR4P journalist fellows will receive conference registration, transportation to and from Madrid, accommodation, some meals and a per diem. This opportunity is highly selective.

Applicant Requirements

  • The journalist fellowship application process opens on 9 April 2018 and closes on 21 May 2018.
  • All applicants are required to complete the fellowship application in full and submit an editor recommendation, samples of published work relating to HIV/AIDS and other details.
  • Successful journalist fellow candidates will have:
    – A track record of high-quality reporting on HIV/AIDS issues
    – The support of their media outlet to attend and report on the conference
    – Strong English language skills.
  • Priority will be given to journalists reporting in countries that are conducting HIV prevention research.
  • Accepted fellows must commit to be in Madrid from 21 October, when the training program begins, through the conclusion of the conference on 25 October, 2018.
  • Frequently asked questions about the Journalist Fellowship Program are addressed here. If your question is not addressed here or in the FAQ, please contact media@hivr4p.org.
  • Applications are no longer accepted

Key Dates for Journalist Fellows

Journalist Fellowship Application Period Begins 9 April 2018
Journalist Fellowship Application Period Ends 21 May 2018
Journalist Fellowship Disposition Notices Sent 25 June 2018
Deadline for Journalist Fellows to Register 12 July 2018

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