Newsletter No 10 13 December 2005
The Nieman Foundation Offers Fellowships for Health Reporting at Harvard

Journalists from Comoros, Djibouti, Mauritania, Oman, Sudan and Somalia willing to specialize in health reporting are invited to apply for a Nieman Fellowship in Global Health Reporting.

Three Nieman Global Health Fellows -- one from the United States, one from Europe and one from the developing world -- will be chosen annually, starting with the 2006-2007 academic year. The fellowships will include four months of fieldwork in a developing country at the end of the Nieman year at Harvard.

Nieman Fellowships in global health reporting have been established at Harvard University as a joint initiative of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Harvard School of Public Health, supported by a three-year, $1.19 million grant to Harvard from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

During their academic year, Nieman Global Health Fellows will pursue a concentrated course of study at Harvard's School of Public Health and will participate in weekly activities at the Nieman Foundation.

Applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English and have at least five years of full-time or freelance professional journalism experience. They must provide evidence of interest in global health reporting and submit a proposal for study concentrating on global health issues, but they do not have to be currently reporting on health.

For the Nieman year at Harvard — August 2006 through May 2007 — fellows will receive a $55,000 stipend for living expenses, international travel and health care. Housing allowance is provided. Spouses, partners and/or children can accompany the fellows.

For the four months of fieldwork in a developing country — June through September 2007 —fellows will receive a stipend of $22,000 plus costs related to the travel and fieldwork.
Deadline: 31 January 2006

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