World Federation of
Science Journalists

AIDS Vaccine J2J Training: Bangkok 2011

The Journalist 2 Journalist (J2J) Project of the National Press Foundation is offering fellowships to its two-day training program on HIV vaccine research in Bangkok, Thailand, prior to the 11th AIDS Vaccine Conference. This conference will bring together leading scientists and HIV vaccine researchers.

NPF hopes to invite a strong group of international fellows. Fellowships that include air travel to and from Bangkok, lodging, per diem, and most meals are open to journalists who have covered HIV/AIDS, health or science for at least three years.

Twenty-two fellowships will be awarded to qualified print, radio/broadcast, and online journalists. Applications are encouraged from reporters with experience covering the social, economic and larger societal impact of HIV/AIDS, as well as the science and medicine. All applicants must have strong English speaking and reading skills.

The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM EST, Tuesday, June 7. All application materials must be submitted in English. Applications or application material sent via air mail or email will not be considered for review. Click here to apply.

Fellows will be required to attend all J2J training sessions and daily press briefings at the 2011 AIDS Vaccine conference.

HOW TO APPLY:

You can NOT save an incomplete application and return to it later, so please have everything you need before starting the application. You’ll need the following:
  • Two samples of your work from the past year.
  • A letter of support from an editor or supervisor (Or if you're a freelancer, a letter from someone you've worked with in the past)
  • A brief, narrative autobiography (NO CVs).
  • A cover letter explaining why you’re interested in this program.
Application available here. All applicants will be notified when the fellowships are awarded, 2-4 weeks after the application deadline. Each accepted fellow will receive a letter of invitation to attend but will be responsible for making the necessary visa arrangements.

This training opportunity is organized by the Journalist to Journalist Project of the National Press Foundation, a U.S.-based, non-profit independent journalism education organization. Funding is provided by The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise. For more information, contact Ms. Maha Masud at programs@nationalpress.org.

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