Workshops and Fellowships

February 7, 2014

Weeklong Fellowship for Journalists Focusing on Climate Change

Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting is accepting applications for its 16th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists: Climate Change in Coastal Ecosystems. The workshop runs from June 1 through June 6, 2014 at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, one of the nation’s premier oceanographic research institutions. Deadline: Feb 7, 2014.

October 10, 2014

DEADLINE: Grist Fellowship Program

The six-month Grist Fellowship Program in Seattle is an opportunity for early-career writers, editors, and others with diverse backgrounds to hone their journalistic skills at a national news outlet and deepen their knowledge of environmental issues. Fellows will make daily contributions to Grist’s editorial operations. Includes a monthly cash stipend. Apply by Oct 10th.

September 30, 2013

DEADLINE: $20,000 Grant for Reporting on the Next Big Idea for Forest Conservation

Mongabay.org launched a new journalism program that funds in-depth or investigative reporting on key environmental topics. The first reporting opportunity under the Special Reporting Initiatives program is titled: Innovation in tropical biodiversity conservation. The fellow chosen can work from anywhere in the world. Apply by Sep 30, 2013.

November 23, 2013 to November 24, 2013

Radio Boot Camp

Come to Radio Camp’s October Boot Camp in Brooklyn, NY to learn how to produce a radio story from start to finish. This hands-on class will cover the basics of writing for the ear (very different than print) and producing for radio using professional equipment and software.

October 4, 2013

DEADLINE: Society for Neuroscience Science Journalism Student Award

The Science Journalism Student Award enables students pursuing a science or medical journalism degree to attend the SfN annual meeting. Receive complimentary meeting registration, four nights’ lodging, $750 for expenses and a mentor who is an experienced professional journalist covering the annual meeting. Deadline is October 4, 2013.

August 2, 2013

DEADLINE: IRP Reporting Trip on Poverty, Hunger and Food Security in Tanzania

The International Reporting Project is accepting applications until August 2nd for a ten-day new media reporting trip to Tanzania, Sep 29-Oct 9. The trip will focus on stunting and undernutrition, environmental sustainability, agriculture markets, agricultural and health policy, technology and innovation in agriculture, and other closely related themes.

June 25, 2013

DEADLINE: Himalaya Reporting Grant

The Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme provides grants to support professional journalists in reporting investigative stories on climate-related environmental issues, with special regard to adaptation measures. Apply by June 25. Preference given to reporters from countries associated with the project (including China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan).

May 6, 2013

DEADLINE: U.S.-Austria Journalism Exchange Fellowships

The U.S.-Austria Journalism Exchange Fellowships, administered by the International Center for Journalists and the Kuratorium for Journalistenausbildung (KfJ) in Salzburg, Austria, grant young U.S. and Austrian journalists the opportunity to spend six weeks in each other's countries, working as foreign correspondents for their hometown news organizations. Apply by May 6, 2013.

May 20, 2013

DEADLINE: Solutions Journalism Network's Climate Change Story Fund

The Solutions Journalism Network Story Fund, in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation, is accepting applications for support (up to $5,000) of reporting projects focused on scientific, technological, commercial, or policy responses to environmental, economic, and social challenges posed by the long-term warming of the Earth. Apply by May 20th.

July 31, 2014

DEADLINE: NSF Antarctic Reporting Opportunity

The National Science Foundation invites news media to apply for the opportunity to report from Antarctica. Proposals are sought from national broadcast networks — or network affiliates in major markets — that reach significant non-English-language audiences in the United States or are engaged in partnerships that would allow them to reach such audiences. Visit would occur sometime between October 2014 and January 2015. Deadline to apply: July 31st.

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