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ITM Journalist-in-Residence Program

Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) Journalist-in-Residence Program 2021

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Institute of Tropical Medicine calls applications for ITM Journalist-in-Residence Program 2021. 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 programme 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, it will jointly organize the 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 our institute.

Program Details

The initiative is part of an extensive programme of sustainable scientific, medical and veterinary capacity building in the South with support from the Belgian Directorate-General for Development (DGD). The programme offers a unique opportunity for reporters, producers, and editors to work on an exciting project in the realm of tropical medicine and global health (a documentary, or a series of articles, for instance). They interact with world experts in a wide range of topics in biomedical sciences, clinical sciences and public health.

ITM journalists-in-residence has time to explore diverse areas or delve deeply into a single topic. They are also welcome to participate in a variety of scientific meetings, seminars and other learning experiences, as well as enjoy quiet time for reading and independent study.


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


  • ITM Journalist-in-Residence Program is open to experienced journalists living and working in Africa, Asia, or Latin America.
  • Applicants should be passionate about the fascinating world of infectious diseases and international health.

Journalist-in-residence 2021 application form


Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
Deadline30 June,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerInstitute of Tropical Medicine



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