Rosalynn Carter Mental Health and Climate Change Fellowship. APPLY NOW!

Rosalynn Carter Mental Health and Climate Change Fellowship| APPLY NOW!

Rosalynn Carter Mental Health and Climate Change Fellowship is pleased to announce a new topic-based fellowship, aimed at exploring the mental health impacts of climate change in low-socioeconomic countries. This opportunity — for 2024-2025 fellowship year — is open to journalists living outside the U.S.

Overview: Carter Center Mental Health Program

Created by 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.

MH And Climate Change Fellowship – Eligibility and Requirements

Applicants must:

1. Be from and located in a country outside of the United States, identified as low-socioeconomic level. 

2. 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.

3. Have a strong interest in the impacts of climate change on mental health and reporting on related topics. Previous mental health reporting experience is not required.

4.Submit a completed application with letters of support and recommendation. Due to the timing of this MH And Climate Change fellowship, letters will be accepted beyond June 28. Please see application for more details.

5. Attend mandatory, expense-paid Fellowship Training Meetings in September at the beginning and end of the MH And Climate Change fellowship year at The Carter Center in Atlanta. The next meeting will be held September 16-17, 2024.

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Article by: Ngonge Meiva

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