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The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

Before You Begin:

In order to access the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism application, you must establish a user account. You will be prompted to create a user name and password, and provide a valid e-mail address. Your user account will give you the option to save and continue your application at a later date, as well as check the status of your applicant file after your application has been submitted. Please be aware that once you submit your application, you will be unable to do any additional editing.


Required Documents:

  • Essay: An informal essay (1000 words or less) for the fellowship and a description of your project (uploaded as a PDF).
  • Resume: Your resume must be submitted (uploaded as a PDF). Please include a list of representative publications, memberships in professional organizations, major journalism prizes and/or awards and year awarded.
  • Three work samples: Three samples of your professional work (uploaded as a PDF). At least one of the samples should be in the media form proposed for your project. Do not submit an item that cannot be replaced. Please note that it is not required for the work samples submitted to be mental health pieces. Materials cannot be returned.
    • Articles should be in the original format published or scans of the originals. If the project link remains active, you may go ahead and place the link on a PDF document for upload.
    • For audio samples, you may upload a .mp3. File sizes must be no larger than 40MB.
    • For video samples, files must be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or other web video platform. Next, please create a PDF document where you will place the links with the links to your videos. Upload the PDF document as a work sample.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: Two names, titles, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of two people who will write letters of recommendation on your behalf. Your recommenders will be sent a system-generated e-mail after you have submitted your application that will allow them to upload the recommendation letter electronically as a PDF. Letters are due Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
  • One letter of Support:
    • If you are employed by a media outlet, please submit one name, title, e-mail address, and phone number of your organization’s publisher, editor, producer, manager, or director, who will write a letter of support on your behalf recognizing your fellowship. Please note that this individual does not have to promise any publishing of your work. Your supporter will be sent a system-generated e-mail after you have submitted your application that will allow them to upload the letter of electronically as a PDF. Letters are due Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
    • If you are self-employed, this letter should be a third letter of recommendation that must come from an individual familiar with your work. The applicant must follow the directions above for letters of recommendation. Your supporter will follow the same procedures to submit your letter as your recommenders. Letter due Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

As the applicant, you are responsible for ensuring that your references submit their letters in a timely manner. An application is not considered complete until all three letters are received.


Email Notifications:

Throughout the process you will receive two emails. The first email will notify you that you have submitted your application. The second email will notify you when your application is complete with all three reference letters submitted. Please check your spam/junk e-mail folders to ensure that you do not miss the e-mail and encourage your references to do the same.


Questions/Concerns:

If you have any questions about the application process, please e-mail carterfellows@cartercenter.org.

If you have any technical questions regarding the application website, please email trish.solomon@cartercenter.org.

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