Editor Mary Claire Blakeman, former BAIPA member and presenter, forwarded us a note aboutthis summer’s Journalists in Aging Fellowship, which comes with a stipend of $1,500.
Those selected as fellows will attend the IAGG 2017 World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics in San Francisco July 23 to 27. It’s the first time since 1985 that this congress has met in the United States. The premier meeting for thousands of gerontology professionals, it’s also a special opportunity for reporters to find fresh stories on topics from Alzheimer’s research to Social Security and Medicare.
By 2030, people 65 and over will make up one-fifth of America’s population, and a growing percentage of them are ethnic minorities. The health and well-being of this aging generation will permeate every aspect of life here and around the world.
Fellows must commit to writing one short article and one more in-depth project, to be published, broadcast, or posted through circulated news outlets (rather than personal blogs).
Selected fellows will receive a stipend of $1,500, plus reimbursement for travel and lodging.
Learn more on the Gerontological Society of America website.