The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism
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Before you begin this application, please read the following notes carefully:

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.

To complete the online application, be prepared to provide the following PDF format:
  • An informal essay (1000 words or less) for the fellowship and a description of your project (uploaded as a PDF).
  • Your resume, to be 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 samples of your professional work (uploaded as a PDF). At least one of the samples should be in the media form proposed, but do not have to be mental health pieces. Articles should be in the original format published or scans of the originals. 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. Do not submit an item that cannot be replaced. Please note that it is not required for the articles submitted to be mental health pieces. Materials cannot be returned.
  • 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 into a Web page and submit it electronically as a PDF. Letters due Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
  • 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. If self-employed, this letter must come from an individual familiar with your work, and 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 20, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

You will receive an e-mail when your application is complete. Please check your spam/junk e-mail folders to ensure that you do not miss the e-mail. In addition, please remember to follow up with your references in a timely manner to ensure that they complete their letters by the deadline.

If you have any questions about the application process, please e-mail

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