Workshops and Fellowships

November 28, 2014

DEADLINE: R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship

This fellowship, created to reflect the importance that the late Jim Travers attached to his years reporting for Southam News from Africa and the Middle East, will finance a significant foreign reporting project by a Canadian journalist (or non-Canadian holding valid work permit) – a staffer, a freelancer or a graduate student – working in any medium. The fellowship provides $25,000 to cover travel, reporting and research expenses. Apply by Nov 28, 2014.

October 14, 2014

DEADLINE: The National Press Foundation 6th all-expenses-paid Cancer Issues program for journalists.

The National Press Foundation is accepting applications until Oct 14th for its 6th all-expenses-paid Cancer Issues program for journalists. The Cancer Issues 2014 program takes place December 7 – 10, 2014 at the NPF office in Washington, DC.

October 6, 2014

Program Reporting and Climate Communications Fellowship

This ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability USA fellowship runs Oct-Dec 2014. The position will primarily support the development of the 2015 Measuring Up Report, to be published by ICLEI and World Wildlife Fund, cataloging the climate mitigation commitments and achievements of US cities and counties. Open till filled; interviews begin October 6.

September 12, 2014

DEADLINE: IJNR Detroit River Institute

Journalists: Apply for the Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources' expenses-paid Detroit River Institute, which will explore natural resource, agricultural, economic and human health issues in and around Detroit, Michigan on October 22-26, 2014. Content of the fellowship program will be relevant to journalists working throughout North American cities. Apply by Sep 12.

August 25, 2014

DEADLINE: China Now: Entrepreneurship and More 2014

The National Press Foundation and Fudan University are collaborating to offer a 10-day, all-expenses-paid fellowship in Shanghai, China for U.S. journalists, Nov 13-22, 2014. Meet with scholars, business leaders and Chinese journalists in and around Shanghai to explore issues such as China’s globalizing economy; air and water pollution and the growth of “green” industry; the impact of an aging population; and more. Apply by Aug 25th.

July 17, 2014

Free SEJ Webinar on Fracking

Led by SEJ member Bobby Magill, this Webinar at 2:00 p.m. this Thursday completes the SEJ Specialized Reporting Institute: Covering Shale Gas and Oil Development, held in Pittsburgh in June 2014. Find out why "fracking" has become big news in recent years, become more comfortable with fracking terms and facts, get story ideas, and learn where to find new sources. Free registration required.

June 2, 2014 to June 30, 2014

Climate Science Connections: Water in the West

This free interactive and self-paced course is built around panel discussions with hydrologists, policy makers, engineers, and science educators. In the course we explore challenges for water management in the Western US both at a large scale — using the Colorado River Basin Watershed as an example — and at small scale – using the Boulder Creek watershed as an example where flooding occurred on the heels of drought and wildfire damage.

June 3, 2014

DEADLINE: Scholarships to Attend and Cover EcoHealth 2014 Conference

Win one of eight scholarships to attend the 2014 EcoHealth Conference, Aug 11-15, 2014, in Montreal. Cover the panel sessions; meet and interview the researchers. Open to journalists worldwide who specialize in coverage of health and the environment. Apply by June 3rd.

May 8, 2014

DEADLINE: East-West Center's Senior Journalists Seminar

The East-West Center in Honolulu is accepting applications until May 8th for the SJS, Aug 20-Sep 11, 2014 to Washington, DC; Boston, Massachusetts; Honolulu, Hawaii; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Delhi, India. Theme is "Bridging the Gaps Between the United States and the Muslim World." Participating journalists will include at least four American and six Asian journalists from countries with substantial Muslim populations.

July 14, 2014 to July 25, 2014

Environmental Writing and Writers

This University of Iowa accredited, two-week course on environmental writing debuts this summer at the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, one of the world's foremost freshwater ecology field stations. The course will cover three classics of the genre and students will write about a subject of their choosing while in residence at Lakeside.

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