3. HIV/AIDS research fellowships for senior journalists
The graduate journalism programme of South Africa's Wits University is offering two full-time research fellowships to senior journalists for conducting in-depth critical analysis of the regional media's handling of HIV/AIDS.
The fellowships, offered in partnership with the Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU) for the second year, are designed to provoke critical examination of the media's coverage of the pandemic in southern Africa, with a special focus this year on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
The fellowship grants will give the journalists the opportunity to undertake longer-term innovative research and writing outside of the newsroom, that will ultimately provoke public debate on the media and HIV/AIDS.
The fellowships provide a four-month full-time work stipend or the equivalent amount over eight months of part-time work. Fellows in full-time employment will be expected to secure a leave of absence for the duration of their research and other duties.
Duties will include design and implementation of the research project, some teaching, and supervision of research assistants.
The deadline for applications is 28 June.
Journalists interested in applying should immediately contact Wits University's Professor Anton Harber for official application forms and a guideline by email on: