• November 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023
  • Bangladesh

USAID’s Alliance for Combating TB in Bangladesh (ACTB) Media Fellowship for Reporting on TB 2022


USAID’s Alliance for Combating Tuberculosis (TB) in Bangladesh (ACTB) is a four-year implementation project which is implemented by an icddr,b-led consortium. The project aims to increase TB case detection rates to 90% and to sustain a treatment success rate of more than 90% in the project areas by the end of the project timeline. The project will achieve its goal through the project objectives to effectively integrate TB diagnosis, management, prevention, and control services in the existing TB care platforms, and increase access to people-centered TB services in the selected intervention areas, addressing gender as a cross-cutting issue. These objectives are well aligned with the National Strategic Plan (NSP) 2018-2022 of the National Tuberculosis Control Programme (NTP) and the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) Health, Population and Nutrition Sector Development Program (HPNSDP) 2011-2016, and they also support USAID/Bangladesh “Health Status Improved” Activity under the Investing in People Objective, Health Project Area of the U.S. Foreign Assistance Framework. The “USAID’s ACTB Media Fellowship for Reporting on TB 2022” offers a unique opportunity to those journalists who wish to explore TB-related issues in the country through their activities.

Purpose of the fellowship

Journalists can play an important role in developing community awareness and reducing the stigma of a disease. Through this fellowship, USAID’s ACTB will identify a pool of journalists, and orient them on diverse TB issues in order to reduce TB-related stigma as well as to get enough attention from policymakers to address the challenges engulfing the TB field. It will also support journalists with the potential and on a trajectory to become future leaders in the field of TB reporting. Fellows will have the opportunity to learn from leading experts, gain valuable field experience and see first-hand how TB interventions are developed and implemented.

Terms and conditions of the fellowship


  • Interested journalists must submit a completed application form, manager/editor letter of support, response to the question set out in annex B, and copies of previous stories on health/relevant issues by 30 September 2022;
  • USAID’s ACTB reserves the right to not award any fellowships if applications do not meet a basic minimum standard;
  • All decisions taken by USAID’s ACTB will be final and no appeal is possible;

During fellowship

  • All fellows must attend an in-person orientation program (dates to be announced later);
  • Fellows must produce a minimum of three in-depth, feature-length, well-researched stories on TB within a period of three months after the fellowship orientation workshop. Routine news stories or event-based reporting will not be considered as part of the fellowship. At least three stories must be published monthly (one publication per month) and/or by the end of the fellowship period;
  • Fellows must submit a summary of all the stories published during the fellowship as per USAID’s ACTB requirements;
  • The copyright for all published stories will remain with the individual/newspaper group and not USAID’s ACTB, icddr,b or the United States Agency for International Development (USAID);
  • However, USAID’s ACTB icddr,b or USAID reserve the right to post and share all published stories on relevant websites, blogs, social media channels, etc.;


  • Fellows are responsible for:
  1. Researching the stories and ensuring the accuracy of all information;
  2. Setting up and conducting interviews for all stories;
  3. Undertaking field visits, interacting with the community and relevant officials, and carrying out reviews to write stories based on their selected theme;
  4. Ensuring the publication of all three stories – they must be published monthly (one publication per month) in widely circulated national dailies or other widely reached media if a fellow works in the media other than newspaper;
  • USAID’s ACTB may:
  1. Offer technical advice fellows may want with story ideas, research, planning or identifying resource persons/interviewees;
  • icddr,b will issue a certificate to the fellows upon satisfactory completion of the fellowship.




Number of fellowships

USAID’s ACTB will award up to 15 fellowships for 3 months (November 2022-January 2023) through a competitive selection process conducted by a review committee.

Financial support

During the three-month fellowship period, each fellow will receive BDT 20,000 (Twenty Thousand Taka) per month as support towards related travel and research expenses for developing monthly stories as requirement of the felllowship.


  • Offer technical advice fellows may want with story ideas, research, planning or identifying resource persons/interviewees;
  • icddr,b will issue a certificate to the fellows upon satisfactory completion of the fellowship.


Eligibility criteria

  • Bachelor degree in journalism, communication or any other relevant fields. However, professional experiences will be considered in lieu of educational qualification for deserving candidates;
  • At least 1 year of journalism experience in national/local dailies, television, radio and online newspapers;
  • Women and young candidates will get preference;
  • Permission of their Managers/Editors to participate in the program
  • Candidates must demonstrate a certain commitment and should have covered pertinent issues related to health.
Eligible Regions: Bangladesh

Application Process

Application procedure

  1. Eligible candidates must apply online using http://training.icddrb.org/internship/index
  2. There are two attachments Annex-A and Annex-B (at the bottom of this advertisement.  Please download the documents and preserve this for future use.
  3. Duly fill out and upload the following documents:
  • Completed fellowship application form;
  • Duly signed manager/editor letter of support (Annex A);
  • Answer to the question in Bangla or English of Annex B (please upload it in the recommendation letter field);
  • Copies of at least two previously published stories on health or other relevant issues (please upload it in the recommendation letter field). The stories can be in any language, but must have been published by a newspaper/magazine/online publication.

Assessment criteria

Applications for fellowship will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Background of the applicant, including relevant previous experience and/or training suitable for undertaking the tasks described within the application;
  • Suitability and commitment of the applicant on a trajectory to become a future leader in TB reporting;
  • Response in Bangla or English to the question set out in annex B.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2022

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