The Carter Center: Grants for Journalism

OVERVIEW: The Carter Center is a nonpartisan organization with a global purview. It prioritizes projects that promote peace and combat disease.

IP TAKE: Applicants must have a minimum of three years’ experience as a professional journalist. The center does not consider blogging or academic writing as journalism experience.

PROFILE: Created in 1982, The Carter Center was founded by former President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter to promote human rights and fight human suffering. It is a nonpartisan organization that actively collaborates with groups at all levels of government.  The center prioritizes “action and measurable results” and seeks to “prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.” It supports both journalism and mental health with its Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism.

These competitive fellowships provide a $10,000 stipend. Fellowships last for one year and require two expense-paid visits to the Carter Center in Atlanta, one visit at the beginning of the fellowship and one at the end. Applicants must have a minimum of three years professional journalism experience. New grant seekers should view the fellowship’s searchable database of past fellows and their projects before applying. View FAQs here.


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