HIV Reporting Fellowship For Africans

HIV Reporting Fellowship For Africans

Deadline: October 19, 2015

The International Center For Journalists (ICFJ) in conjunction with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, announces the HIV Prevention Reporting Fellowship. This opportunity is aimed at better equipping journalists with the knowledge and skills to report on Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC),and its implementation as an HIV prevention method.

Journalists from Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe are encouraged to apply for this fellowship.


This fellowship is open to journalists from the countries listed above.


Following the webinar and the application deadline, a committee of judges will select 20 contest finalists for further mentorship on the topic.

The 20 finalists will take part in an intensive 4-day story lab in Nairobi, Kenya, in February 2016. The lab will include briefings on VMMC and HIV prevention, as well as sessions on journalism skill-building, site visits and one-on-one mentoring sessions.

How to Apply

Complete the ICFJ Fellowship Application. You will be required to upload the following

  • Three samples of your work.
  • A document further detailing your story proposal on Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) that you would like to pursue through this fellowship
  • Your CV

ICFJ will offer a webinar for potential applicants so they can ask experts their questions about Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC), HIV prevention, and the fellowship program. Only those applications with detailed story proposals on VMMC will be considered, so strengthen your story proposal by learning more about the topic. Participate in this upcoming webinar! For more details on the webinar, see ICFJ Webinar.

Important Dates

Application webinar: September 17
Application deadline: October 19
Kenya Boot Camp participant selection: November
Story lab in Nairobi, Kenya: February 2016
Mentorship for stories: February-April 2016
Publishing deadline: April 2016
U.S. Study Tour participant selection: May 2016
U.S. study tour: Late 2016

For more information, visit ICFJ