Eligibility and Application Requirements
1. Be a citizen or legal resident of the United States.
2. Be a citizen or legal resident of any country in Latin America, Qatar, or United Arab Emirates. View the application procedures for international applicants.
3. Have at least three years of professional experience in journalism (writing, reporting, editing, producing, filmmaking et al). Projects are tailored to fellows’ experience and interests and should be relevant to the dynamic mental health and substance use landscape in their country or coverage area. Fellows employed full-time are not required to leave their jobs. Preference is given to journalists who work with or for a media outlet that expresses support for and commitment to publishing or broadcasting fellowship projects.
4. Have a strong interest in mental health reporting during and after the fellowship year. Previous mental health reporting experience is not required.
5.Submit a completed application with letters of recommendation. Incomplete applications will not be considered. View important dates and deadlines.
6. Attend mandatory expense-paid Fellowship Training Meetings in September at the beginning and end of the fellowship year at The Carter Center.
Required Application Materials
Rosalynn Carter Fellows’ Projects Database
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Overview: Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism
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Overview: Carter Center Mental Health Program
Under the leadership of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a longtime champion for the rights of people with mental illnesses, the Carter Center's Mental Health Program works to promote awareness about mental health issues, inform public policy, achieve equity for mental health care comparable to other health care, and reduce stigma and discrimination against those with mental illnesses.More Info