Eligibility and How To Apply

Journalism Fellowship on the Economics of Aging and Work

The 2016-2017 Journalism Fellowship application period has ended. Please check back for future opportunities.


Applicant Requirements

  • Must be a journalist with at least five years of experience. Journalists working in text, radio, television, and online are eligible to apply.
  • Must demonstrate interest in reporting on issues of the aging population, with some experience reporting on business and economics.
  • Should have a track record that demonstrates ability to translate economic and academic research into journalism. Formal training or experience in economics or social science research methods would be beneficial, but is not required. 
  • Should have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Must be willing to relocate to Chicago. Consideration may be given to a highly qualified fellow who wishes to work in Washington, DC, instead of Chicago.
  • Relocation support is available. NORC will provide office space on the University of Chicago campus.
  • The fellow is expected to begin work and training in September 2016.