Apply to be a Fellow
Applications for the 2024-2025 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism are now open!
Fellows receive a generous stipend, two trips to The Carter Center in Atlanta, access to mental health training and resources, and connection to mentors and a talented cohort of peers.
Remembering Rosalynn Carter
Widely recognized as a leading advocate for mental health and caregiving, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter was actively devoted to building a more caring society.
The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism
Founded in 1996, the groundbreaking Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism program awards year-long, non-residential fellowships to journalists to report on a mental health topic of their choice.
Fellows receive a generous stipend, training, networking opportunities, and access to top experts and resources in mental health and journalism.
Mental Health Parity Collaborative
The Mental Health Parity Collaborative is a partnership between The Carter Center’s Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism, The Center for Public Integrity, and 20 news outlets in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and the District of Columbia. More than 40 reporters and editors are working to produce stories on mental health care access, parity, and inequities in the U.S.
Meet the Fellows
The Carter Center’s Mental Health Journalism Fellows report on some of society’s biggest mental health challenges during their year-long, non-residential fellowship.
"Informed journalists can have a significant impact on public understanding of mental health issues as they shape debate and trends with the words and pictures they convey. They influence their peers and stimulate discussion among the general public, and an informed public can reduce stigma and discrimination."
— Former U.S. First Lady Rosalynn Carter
Featured Stories and Program Updates
The Carter Center Journalism Resource Guide on Behavioral Health supports journalists’ efforts to report accurately and effectively behavioral health issues, including addiction and substance use, in ways that do not reinforce stereotypes and stigma.