DEADLINE: Metcalf Institute Fellowship for Journalists
Metcalf Institute is accepting application for its 2013 Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists, June 9-14, 2013, at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, one of the nation's premier oceanographic research institutions.
The Metcalf Annual Science Immersion Workshop is a free professional development experience that gives journalists an opportunity to explore and understand the effects of global change in coastal ecosystems, using Narragansett Bay as a living laboratory and model for widely relevant environmental studies. The competitive fellowship explores scientific research methods and the principles and ethics that guide scientific inquiry. Fellows also cultivate new scientific sources, learn from their peers, and deepen their understanding of how environmental research intersects with the public interest.
Fellows selected to attend the six-day Metcalf Workshop will:
- Learn how to interpret scientific publications;
- Sharpen their investigative reporting skills;
- Explore the impacts of rising sea levels on coastal ecosystems;
- Conduct a fish trawl aboard the URI research vessel Cap’n Bert to study the impacts of global change on commercially important fisheries;
- Study the effects of pollution in coastal waters, including emerging contaminants, potentially harmful chemicals that are not currently monitored or regulated by the EPA.
Early to mid-career journalists from all media with a desire to improve their coverage of environmental topics are invited to apply. The Metcalf fellowship includes room, board, tuition and up to US$500 to support travel, paid after the program. Non-U.S. applicants must include a written statement indicating that they can secure full travel funds up front and obtain the appropriate visa.
Applications for the 2013 Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists must be postmarked by February 25, 2013. For more information and to download an application, visit www.metcalfinstitute.org/training.
|Date:||February 25, 2013 to February 25, 2013|
|Organization:||Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting|
|Location:||218 S. Ferry Road|
Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882