THE Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma is inviting applications for its Global Early Childhood Reporting Fellowship.
The fellowship is slated for May to November 2022.
The project-based virtual fellowship will focus on illuminating issues relating to growth, development, and wellbeing of young children.
The 2022 program will support 15 journalists with reporting stipends, mentoring, and ongoing education to deepen their knowledge.
Applicants must propose a reporting project about young children and/or caregivers that can be completed and scheduled for publication or broadcast by November 30, 2022.
Journalists worldwide with an interest in reporting on young children can apply for a fellowship.
Fellows will be assigned an experienced project coach and convene for monthly webinars featuring experts in the fields of science, education, and public health. Webinars will be scheduled with varying time zones in mind.
Each fellow will be awarded US$2,000 to use towards reporting a story or project.
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The submission of the application deadline is February 28, 2022. Interested applicants can apply here.