The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships For Mental Health Journalism
Eligible applicants for a fellowship must:
To complete the online application, be prepared to provide the following:
Resume: A list of representative publications, membership in professional organizations, major journalism prizes and/or awards and year awarded.
Objectives for Fellowship and Project Description: In an informal essay, not to exceed 1000 words:
Samples of Professional Work: Submit up to three examples of your work. At least one of the samples should be in the media form proposed. Articles should be in original format published or scans of originals. Do not submit an item that cannot be replaced. Materials cannot be returned.
Names, titles, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of two people familiar with your work who can comment on your abilities and potential as a journalist and can provide letters of recommendation.
Name, title, e-mail address and phone number of your organization's publisher, editor, producer, manager or director, who can support your application. If self-employed, this letter must come from an individual familiar with your work.
New information on the 2014-2015 application for a Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism will be available in spring 2014.
If you have any questions about the application process, please e-mail email@example.com.
Investigative Reporter and Political Writer
"After writing a series on questionable deaths and patient abuse in state-run psychiatric hospitals, I knew a major part of the story of how North Carolina was failing to care for some of its most vulnerable citizens remained untold. As resources were cut for community care and inpatient treatment, more people with mental illness are entering a criminal justice system ill-prepared to care for them. Support from The Carter Center was critical to helping secure resources within a shrinking newsroom to challenge the culture of secrecy within a state prison system where inmates, whose illnesses could make them difficult to manage, often were isolated in solitary confinement, housed in squalor, and sometimes beaten. By taking our readers behind the prison walls, we force government to be accountable for the treatment of people largely discarded and forgotten by our society." Blog: Journalism Fellow Chronicles Abuse, Fraud in North Carolina >