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OpenDemocracy Investigative Journalism Fellowship 2020 for Journalists ($2,100 monthly stipend)


Join our Tracking the Backlash project for six months and sharpen your investigative journalism skills. 

Application Deadline: 16th February 2020.

About the Award: OpenDemocracy’s Tracking the Backlash project is excited to announce a six-month, full-time investigative journalism fellowship focused on sexual and reproductive health issues, starting in March 2020. Working closely with our editors, the fellow will focus on investigating the health impacts of organised opposition to women’s and LGBTIQ rights across the world.

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: We are looking for applications from journalists with some experience in health or science reporting who are interested in developing their skills in this area while working on impactful investigations. As this is a specialist fellowship, you will get more out of this opportunity if you have at least 3-5 years of previous work experience, but we will consider applications in their entirety.

The fellow can be based anywhere in the world with reliable internet access though we particularly encourage applications from women and LGBTIQ people living in sub-Saharan Africa as well as Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and the South Caucasus, which are regions where Tracking the Backlash is expanding.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The fellow will be paid a stipend of $2,100 per month and will be expected to dedicate 40 hours a week to research, reporting, planning and other tasks for at least two major investigative projects. Throughout, they will receive ongoing mentorship on health reporting and how to plan and execute impactful investigations. They will also be invited to attend special training workshops.

Duration of Award: 6 months

How to Apply:

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please email [email protected], using “Questions about 2020 health investigations fellowship” in the subject line of your message.


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