2017 Age Boom Academy Fellowship Application
Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Age Boom Academy: Exploring Inequities in Health, Work and Retirement, a joint project of the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center and the Columbia School of Journalism.

The Academy will take place at the Columbia School of Journalism on June 8-10, 2017 in New York City.

We welcome applicants from all media (print, TV, radio, and online). 20 Fellows will be selected.

Applications are due Friday, March 3, 2017. For questions or information, please contact Caitie Adams at ca2700@columbia.edu.

Age Boom Academy is funded by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

APPLICATIONS DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017 AT 5 PM EST - Deadline extended to midnight 3/7
Applicants will be notified of admission status at the end of April.
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If you are accepted to Age Boom Academy, will you need approval from someone at your publication to attend?
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Have you received provisional approval to publish at least one story written from Age Boom Academy?
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In the box below, please write or paste a short bio about yourself. Applicants from all media (print, TV, radio, and online) are welcome. Please include a description of your specific journalistic experience. How do health, work and retirement relate to your specific beat? Please limit your response to 400 words maximum.
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