Calls for Application: ITM Journalist-in-Residence Programme 2021

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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 program 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, they will jointly organise their 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 their institute.


  • If you are selected for this year’s journalist-in-residence program, 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.


  • Open to experienced journalists living and working in Africa, Asia or Latin America;
  • Applicant should be passionate about the fascinating world of infectious diseases and international health.

How To Apply

Will you be the journalist-in-residence 2021? Apply before June 30. Late submissions will not be considered.

Click Here To Apply

For more information, visit Institute of Tropical Medicine

Application Deadline: June 30, 2021

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