Al Jalila Foundation in partnership with The Carter Center selects journalists annually to receive the mental health journalism fellowship with the aim to bring awareness, reduce stigma and end discrimination against those with mental illness within the UAE.
Al Jalila Foundation promotes medical education and research by investing in the UAE’s medical treatment capabilities; it provides scholarships to nurture a home-grown generation of medical professionals and supports ground-breaking research that addresses health challenges prevalent in the region.
This is one-year fellowship programme available for Journalists.
Fellowships are awarded for Mental Health Journalism Program.
Country of Study
Value of Award
What the Fellowships Offer
* Professional development: Opportunities to train in behavioural health reporting and access to expert advisers
* Community: A network of 180+ former fellows
* Stipend: $10,000 of unrestricted funds
* Flexibility: Nonresident fellowship, manage your own timeline
* Unique projects: Select your own topic of interest and form of media
Criteria & Application Requirements
Eligible applicants for a fellowship must:
- Be a National or legal resident of United Arab Emirates (one does not need to relocate).
- Bilingual (Arabic and English)
- Have at least three years of professional experience in journalism (writing, reporting, editing, producing, and filmmaking). We welcome freelance and media outlet employed journalists. Please note we do not accept blogging or academic writing as professional journalism experience.
- Must have an interest in mental health reporting, but no previous experience is required.
- Submit a complete application with at least two recommendation letters – please see application form for further details.
- Awarded fellows must attend a mandatory meeting in September at the beginning and end of the fellowship year in Atlanta, USA: (Flights funded by Al Jalila Foundation):
First Meeting: 11-13 September 2017
• Last Meeting: September 2018 dates to be announced when available.
Nationality: Students from UAE are eligible to apply for these fellowships.
How to Apply
The application for the 2017-2018 UAE Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism is available online. Please send all enquiries and complete application form with the relevant documents to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: Applications should be submitted before May 11, 2017.