Fellowships

The Knight Science Journalism program at MIT runs a nine-month fellowship program, that is offered to just ten science journalists each year (and here’s a great article about applying for a KSJ Fellowship).

This is a one-week, residential fellowship at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, US, is open to professional science writers, producers, and editors working for print, broadcast, radio, and Internet media. It designed to introduce science journalists to the interdisciplinary and wide-ranging fields of oceanography and ocean engineering. International applicants are welcome, and the application deadline is around May each year.

Offered by the Falling Walls Foundation – an international platform for leaders in science, business, politics, the arts and society – this fellowship is aimed at journalists or bloggers with at least three years’ experience, who wish to “advance their knowledge in the area of sciences.” Fellows are funded to attend the Falling Walls Lab, Falling Walls Venture, the Falling Walls Conference as well as an additional programme in Berlin around 8 and 9 November 2017. Check the website for next application dates. (And here’s an article by science journalist Aisling Irwin, who attended the 2017 Falling Walls conference).

The European Geosciences Union offers annual fellowships to “enable reporters to follow scientists on location to report on ongoing research in the Earth, planetary or space sciences.” Winners receive up to €5000 to cover expenses related to their projects. Applications open October-November each year.

The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting runs an annual science immersion workshop to provide journalists with “hands-on experience and expertise from leading scientists and policymakers who are working to project the impacts of climate change, identifying adaptation measures, and investigating the most effective ways to communicate these challenges.” The workshop is held in June each year, and there are ten fellowships available to cover tuition, room and board, and travel support for US-based and international journalists. Applications close around mid-February.