It’s application season for the Health Care Performance Fellowships offered by the Association of Health Care Journalists, where I am a board member. If you’re at all interested in any aspect of health care delivery — costs, access, patient harm, inequity, technology — this program will give you a $2500 stipend plus lots of interim goodies such as data-analysis help and conference and seminar attendance.
More details here (and follow the link for projects that were funded in past years).
Excerpted from our website:
The AHCJ Reporting Fellowships on Health Care Performance is a yearlong program allowing mid-career journalists to pursue a significant reporting project examining health care systems in the United States. The reporters continue working their regular jobs and pursue the projects with the support of their newsrooms, which will publish or air the work. Freelancers are also welcome to apply. Guidance is provided through customized seminars on health care systems, conference calls and email consultations with AHCJ fellowship leaders. Financial support is provided to attend the seminars, the annual AHCJ conference and a regional workshop, as well as membership in AHCJ. Fellows may tap financial support for field reporting site visits, health data or other research needs related to the project. Fellows also earn a $2,500 fellowship award for the successful completion of their projects. The fellowship program is supported by The Commonwealth Fund. Application deadline: Nov. 9, 2012…