Are you a journalist living and working in Africa, Asia or Latin America? Are you passionate by the fascinating world of infectious diseases and international health? The Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp welcomes applications for the sixth edition of its journalist-in-residence programme. Journalists working in all types of media are offered the unique opportunity to write a series of articles, shoot a documentary or make a podcast in the area of infectious diseases and international health.
Application Deadline: 30th June 2021
Eligible Countries: Journalists in countries in Africa, Asia and Latin-America are encouraged to apply.
To be taken at (country): Antwerp, Belgium
About the Award: Every year, the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp welcomes journalists from all over the world to immerse themselves in tropical medicine and public health. Depending on the COVID-19 situation, this year’s eighth edition of the programme will be either virtual or (partially) face-to-face.
From 2-3 December, together with the University of Pretoria, ITM’s long-standing partner institution, we will jointly organise our 62nd annual scientific colloquium. For two days, experts from around the world will discuss pressing issues in global health such as (re-)emerging and neglected tropical diseases. As top research priorities, studying (re-)emerging infections and outbreaks and accelerating disease elimination are high on the agenda at our institute.
If you are selected for this year’s journalist-in-residence programme, you will have the opportunity to report extensively about the Colloquium. You will get to delve into the subject matter, attend all sessions of the online event and interview world-renowned experts. There will also be ample opportunity for other learning experiences, as well as quiet time for reading and independent study.
The initiative is part of ITM’s capacity building programme in developing countries, financed by the Belgian Directorate-General for Development (DGD). Read about the previous journalists-in-residence.
Eligibility: Interested candidates must be talented print, broadcast, and online journalists from Africa, Asia and Latin-America
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Program: The selected journalist will interact with world experts in a wide range of topics in biomedical sciences, clinical sciences and public health. As ITM journalist-in-residence, s/he will have time to explore different areas or delve deeply into a single topic. There is also plenty of opportunity to participate in a variety of scientific meetings, seminars and other learning experiences, as well as enjoy quiet time for reading and independent study.
Duration of Program: 2 weeks
How to Apply: Journalist-in-residence 2021 application form