The Without Borders Media Fellowship aims to encourage cross-border and hyper-local reporting. It leverages scientific storytelling to draw attention to emerging crises in public health and humanitarian aid. Fellows work on their field-intensive projects by engaging closely with mentors, who are experts and thought leaders in journalism and public health, as well as medical and operations specialists from the MSF movement.

Stories from the heart of crises give a voice to the vulnerable, support medical and humanitarian advocacy, and encourage dialogue on humanitarian values. MSF is looking for journalists, photographers, filmmakers, and newsrooms to work together, build communities of practice, and support humanitarian actors to better understand crises and contexts, while working with compassion.

Call for applications for the Without Borders Fellowship 2023 is now closed.

There are two grant categories available for applicants to choose from: the General Grant, which allows applicants to choose from a range of themes, or the MSF-DNDi Grant on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).

Last date to apply:

15th June 2023

Fellowship duration:

3 months(July - September 2024)

MSF welcomes applications from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, Maldives and Pakistan.

The Without Borders Media Fellowship aims to promote continuous reporting and outreach on the intersection of factors affecting public health and humanitarian crises, including planetary health, social class, crime and violence, urban development, access to health resources, diagnosis, and treatment, transportation, city planning, and disparities in healthcare access.

The Without Borders Media Fellowship aims to:

    • Encourage cross-border and hyper-local reporting on health and humanitarian crises.
    • Leverage multimedia storytelling to build public awareness and sensitization.
    • Engage a community of actors interested in emergency response and medical action.
    • Document and highlight critical practice or policy issues in healthcare delivery.

The Fellowship award aims to support media professionals by providing the following:

    • Reporting costs
    • Access to MSF projects
    • Knowledge sharing on MSF’s model of care
    • Mentorship
    • Training/sensitization
    • Resources to produce in-depth, insightful reporting.