Grants available for multimedia medical journalism

Personalized health is the topic of an international call for projects in medical journalism announced at the Lausanne World Conference of Science Journalists WCSJ2019.

The grants are part of the SantéPerSo initiative, a joint project of the Leenaards Foundation, a philanthropic foundation based in Lausanne (Switzerland), and Médecine & Hygiène, a reference for health journalism in French-speaking Switzerland.

«Participants are invited to propose an original journalistic treatment of an aspect of personalized health, in French or English» reads the call on the SantéPerSo website. «The format must be multimedia, including at least two different media supports, for example text and video, or podcast and infographic».

Three winning entries will receive cash prizes – of 8.000, 4.000 and 3.000 swiss francs – meant to enable the winners to carry out their projects. Any journalist employed by an independent (non-institutional) media, or freelance working regularly for independent media, can propose a project..

Details on the application can be found on the SantéPerSo website.

Deadline for applications is 16th of September 2019 at midnight (Swiss time).