The Journalists in Aging Fellows Program

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The Journalists in Aging Fellows Program

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is inviting the applicants for its “The Journalists in Aging Fellows Program”. Journalists who wish to cover aging issues or who work for ethnic media outlets serving U.S. communities are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

The fellowship is designed to promote the conduct of multi- and interdisciplinary research in aging by expanding the number of gerontological research students and for the future generation of the nation to make them a place for the better quality of the Journalist sector.

The Gerontological Society of America is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization which is committed to research, education, and practice area in the field of aging. The purpose of The Gerontological Society of America is to advance the scientific and scholarly study of aging and to promote human welfare.

Who May Be Eligible?

There are the following eligibility criteria which are applicable for the applicant:

  • The fellowship program selection process will include experts in gerontology subjects and editorial professionals.
  • All staff and freelance journalist students are eligible to apply except for past recipients of this fellowship.

How to Apply

All the participants need to produce a story of no less than 500 words (or comparable broadcast length) stemming directly from any aspect of the IAGG 2017 World Congress to participate in this fellowship program, and they need to submit all application material here.

Supporting Documents

  • A cover letter
  • A resume.
  • A one- to two-page proposal describing the long-term project topic that how the subject will be researched and covered, the number of expected articles and their approximate length, relevance to the audience, and tentative publication date.
  • A letter from an editor/producer.
  • No more than three samples of published or broadcast journalistic work. For applicants submitting print samples, the full story text must be included in the application document. For applicants submitting broadcast samples, please include hyperlinks to these stories — either on a news organization’s website or a file-sharing site such as — in the application document.


Successful students will receive a prize of $1,500, with $500 to be paid after the program’s initial educational sessions and the remaining $1,000 upon publication/airing of the long-term project.

Application Deadline

Students who are interested in applying must submit their applications by Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

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