Who Should Apply and How
Eligibility and Application Requirements
Eligible applicants for a fellowship must:
- Have at least three years of experience in print or electronic journalism (writing, reporting, editing, producing, filmmaking)
- Submit a complete application, including letters of recommendation
- Awarded fellows must attend orientation and presentation meetings in September, at the beginning and end of the fellowship year
- Be a citizen or legal resident of the United States or Romania
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:
- Describe reasons for applying and how this fellowship could benefit the applicant's body of work
- Clearly outline the proposed project and a plan for carrying it out
- Discuss the significance and timeliness of the topic, and explain the feasibility of the project
- Detail the potential impact the chosen topic and overall fellowship may have on reducing the stigma of mental illnesses
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. 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.
Applications and letters of recommendation and support for 2012-2013 fellowships must be submitted (or postmarked) no later than Monday, April 16, 2012. Items submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. Fellowships will be announced on the Carter Center website (www.cartercenter.org) Friday, July 13, 2012, at 9 a.m. EDT.
U.S. applicants should send all non-electronic application materials to:
Rebecca G. Palpant, M.S.
Mental Health Program
The Carter Center
453 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
(404) 420-5165 (phone)