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Hurry the Hell Up! Apply Now for Fellowships, Awards

The National Press Foundation deadline for awards and certain fellowships is approaching fast — as in, today by 5 p.m.

Cancer Issues Program 2012

All-expense-paid fellowships for journalists
Program Dates: December 9-12, 2012
Application Deadline: 5 PM EDT Monday, October 15, 2012
Location: Washington, D.C.

Do you cover health, science, lifestyle or aging issues? Cancer incidence is rising as the US population ages, and the effects are being felt in the economy, the research lab and the clinic. Apply now for this all-expenses-paid educational program on cancer issues. Topics will include bio-informatics, the cost of cancer, new research and treatment options, the controversy over screening and the relationship between cancer, obesity and other environmental factors. On-the-record experts will help journalists sort it out. Journalist discussions and critiques, with plenty of time for Q&A, enrich the four-day program.

In addition, NPF award nominations are also due at 5 p.m.:

Every year the National Press Foundation awards accomplishments in broadcasting, print, and online journalism, as well as editorial cartoons. These awards invite journalists to apply. The application deadline is TODAY, October 15, 2012 by 5 p.m. Click here to apply or nominate someone.

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