Non-SEJ Environmental Journalism Fellowships and Workshops

Abe Fellowship for Journalists
The Abe Fellowship program encourages in-depth coverage of topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan through individual short-term policy-related projects. Applications are welcome from scholars and non-academic research professionals. Funding for the program is provided by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research in the social sciences or the humanities relevant to any one or combination of the following three themes: (1) traditional and non-traditional approaches to security and diplomacy, (2) global and regional economic issues, and (3) social and cultural issues. The program provides support for six weeks in Japan or the United States. Open to citizens of the U.S. and Japan as well as to nationals of other countries who can demonstrate strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the U.S. Visit website for complete details and an application.
Contact: Abe Fellowship Program
Social Science Research Council
One Pierrepont Plaza, 15th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
212-377-2700
abe@ssrc.org
Deadline: September 15 annually

Above the Fray Fellowship
Above the Fray, a fellowship in conjunction with NPR, is the keynote program of the John Alexander Project. The fellowship is designed to give a promising journalist, with at least three but no more than five years' professional experience, the opportunity to cover important but under-reported stories from a location abroad. The fellow will be selected based on a winning proposal to report from a region lacking significant mainstream media attention. The selected individual will spend three months filing on-air and online stories for NPR. The program seeks candidates who combine the depth of traditional journalism with the technical innovation of new media and who express sincere interest in innovative foreign reporting, a curiosity about global cultures and a demonstrated record of journalistic potential.
Contact: The John Alexander Project
4431 Greenwich Parkway
Washington, DC 20007
info@thejohnalexanderproject.org
Deadline: July 1, 2014

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Media Fellowships
The Media Fellowship program of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada offers up-and-coming and established journalists the opportunity to spend time in Asia, researching and preparing stories. The program aims to help Canadian journalists to become better informed about this dynamic part of the world in order to write and broadcast insightfully on Asia and the Canada-Asia relationship. The Foundation will award up to three fellowships valued at up to $10,000 each. The Media Fellowships are a component of the Foundation's Research Grants Program, funded through the proceeds of an endowment established by the Government of Canada.
Contact: Media Fellowship Coordinator
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
220-890 West Pender St.
Vancouver, B.C. V6C 1J9
604-684-5986
Deadline: March 14, 2014

Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowships
The East-West Center's Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowships (APJF) program was initiated in 1998 for the purpose of strengthening understanding between Asia and the United States through study, dialogue and field study in the Asia Pacific for American journalists. Each program offers opportunities for six to eight senior American broadcast, print, and online journalists to participate.
Contact: Liz A. Dorn
East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848
808-944-7384
Deadline: TBA

Blue Earth Alliance Photo Projects
Blue Earth Alliance sponsors photography projects that educate the public about endangered cultures, threatened environments, or current topics of social concern. If your project meets this mission, you are invited to apply for sponsorship. Blue Earth is a 501(c)3, so projects are eligible to receive tax deductible contributions from foundations and individuals. Blue Earth provides assistance with organization, raising funds, publishing and publicity. Blue Earth Alliance does not make direct grants to sponsored projects.
Contact: Bart J. Cannon, Executive Director
Blue Earth Alliance
PO Box 4490
Seattle WA 98194
206-569-8754
Deadlines: January 20 and July 20 annually

Heinrich Böll Foundation's Energy and Climate Media Fellowships
The goal of the Energy and Climate Media Fellowships is to create opportunities for American journalists to research and report stories from Europe about European approaches to energy and climate policy that would inform policy debates in the United States. Open to journalists from the United States in any medium who report on energy and climate issues; special consideration is given to journalists from regional or local U.S. media outlets who demonstrate that their story ideas would be informative to particular regional policy debates. Includes travel and accommodation costs and an honorarium.
Contact: Roric McCorristin
Heinrich Böll Foundation
202-462-7512
Deadline: February 28, 2014

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
The Robert Bosch Foundation and Cultural Vistas annually invite US professionals between the ages of 23 and 34 (with 2+ years relevant work experience in their proposed field of work in Germany) to apply for the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program which begins in September. The Program seeks to foster a community of future transatlantic leaders. Twenty Fellows will complete a 9- to 12-month professional development program consisting of two high-level work phases in major German institutions and three European-wide seminars. Typically, at least five of the competitively chosen Bosch Fellows are from the field of Journalism/Mass Communications. The Bosch Foundation places fellows at major German news publications and broadcast media outlets, including Berliner Zeitung, Der Tagesspiegel, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, Deutsche Welle, n-tv, and ZDF. Includes stipend and compensation package. No German language skills are required at time of application; intensive pre-fellowship language training is provided. See website for complete details and to download an application.
Contact: Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
Cultural Vistas
440 Park Avenue South, 2nd Fl
New York, NY 10016
212-497-3500
bosch@culturalvistas.org 
Deadline: November 1, 2013

Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program
This program offers 20 outstanding media professionals from the United States and Germany — ten from each — an opportunity to report from and travel in each other's countries. Established originally in 1988 in Germany by the Internationale Journalisten-Programme (IJP), the program is currently administered jointly by IJP and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in Washington, D.C. One German and one American current or former fellow are selected each year for a journalism prize in the amount of €2,000 for the best published print or broadcast segment. Open to U.S. and German journalists who are employed by a newspaper, news magazine, broadcast station or news agency, and to freelancers. Applicants must have demonstrated journalistic talent and a strong interest in U.S.-European affairs. German language proficiency is not required, but it is encouraged. For US fellows, a $4,000 stipend covers living expenses during the two-month fellowship in Germany. Participants also receive $1,200 for travel expenses (or travel vouchers for transatlantic flights), and the program also pays living expenses during the orientation in Washington, D.C.
Contact: Mario Scherhaufer, Program Officer
International Center for Journalists
1616 H Street, 3rd Fl, NW
Washington, DC 20006
P (202) 737-3700
burns@icfj.org 
Deadline: March 1, 2014

California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships
The USC Annenberg School of Journalism's National Health Journalism Fellowships are open to print, broadcast and multimedia journalists around the country who have a passion for health news. This one-week program in Los Angeles explores the intersection between community health, health policy and the nation’s growing ethnic diversity, as well as the role that factors such as race, ethnicity and exposure to environmental toxins and violence play in prospects for good health. Fellows receive free tuition, meals, travel, and lodging. The program also offers a $2,000 stipend upon publication or broadcast of a major fellowship project. To encourage collaboration between mainstream and ethnic media, preference will be given to applicants who propose a joint project for use by both media outlets. Each collaborator will receive the stipend.
Contact: Martha Shirk, Program Consultant
California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships
cahealth@usc.edu
Deadline: April 1, 2014

European Journalism Fellowships
Since 1999, 10 to 15 fellowships are awarded annually to conduct research at the Journalisten-Kolleg of the Freie Universitaet Berlin (Free University of Berlin). Participants are given the opportunity to take a two-semester leave from their professional positions and spend a sabbatical year at the Freie Universitaet, pursuing a major research project or an individual programme of study. At the same time, the programme enables participants to network with professional colleagues from Eastern and Western Europe and the United States. The programme runs October - July annually. Highly qualified journalists in either staff positions or freelance employment with several years of professional experience, not currently residing in Berlin, are eligible to apply. The centre piece of the application is a proposal for a scientific-journalistic project to be pursued in Berlin. Certification of German language proficiency is required (e.g. Goethe Institut, DAAD). Superior Fellowships and Standard Fellowships are available, each with a monthly stipend. Web site is also available in English and Dutch.
Contact: Europische Journalisten-Fellowships
Journalisten-Kolleg Freie Universitt Berlin
Otto-von-Simson-Str. 3
D-14195 Berlin
+49 / (0)30 / 838 - 533 15
info@ejf.fu-berlin.de 
Deadline: February 28, 2014

Fulbright Scholar Program
Administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), the Fulbright Scholar Program awards grants to professional journalists and academics (among others) to lecture, conduct research or do both in countries across the globe. Eligible fields in the Traditional Program include, but are not limited to, environmental science, peace and conflict resolution, public/global health and urban planning. Grants range from two months to an academic year or longer in the Traditional Scholar Program. The Senior Specialists Program offers short-term consulting grants, ranging from two to six weeks (some lecturing experience is required for the Senior Specialists program.) Some countries require foreign language skills but most lecturing assignments are in English. Applications accepted year-round for the Senior Specialists Program. The details, eligibility requirements and application materials are available by phone, email, or at the website. Note: for the traditional program, if you don't see an award that suits your background or needs, there's a "create your own award" option that allows you to propose your own lecturing or research projects and institutional affiliations.
Contact: Council for International Exchange of Scholars
3007 Tilden Street NW, Suite 5L
Washington DC 20008-3009 
202-686-7877
fsponline@cies.iie.org 
Deadline: varies by program

Grist Fellowship Program
Grist's Fellowship Program, based in the Seattle office, 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, including (but not limited to) research, reporting, story ideas, writing, and multimedia projects. The next six-month fellowship, which begins August 2014, pays $2,250 per month.
Contact: Grist
710 Second Avenue, Suite 860
Seattle, WA 98104
206-876-2020
fellowships@grist.org
Deadline: April 25, 2014

Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism
The USC Annenberg School of Journalism launched in 2009 the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, offering grants of between $2,500 and $10,000 annually to as many as 10 print, broadcast and new media journalists. The grants support ambitious investigative or explanatory journalism projects on community health and health policy. Joint projects between mainstream and ethnic/community media are encouraged. The Hunt Fund will support projects that examine the effects on a community's health of a specific factor or confluence of factors, such as poverty, health disparities, pollution, violence, land use, urban development, access to health resources and access to healthy food. Grant recipients also are automatically awarded acceptance in the one-week National Fellowships of The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships in Los Angeles. Applicants are expected to join ReportingonHealth.org, a Web 2.0 community for health journalism and the official Web site for the Fellowships.
Contact: Martha Shirk, Program Consultant
California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships
cahealth@usc.edu
Deadline: April 1, 2014

Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources
IJNR is an educational organization that promotes higher standards of news coverage of issues of the environment, natural resources, economic development and public health through expedition-style programs of learning and mentoring for journalists. IJNR provides field experiences at significant sites with expert speakers, so that journalists can gain a deeper understanding of the context of these complex issues. IJNR awards expenses-paid fellowships to working reporters, photojournalists, writers, editors and producers, including some independent and freelance journalists. In addition, some fellowships are awarded to students enrolled in professional programs of journalism and the environmental sciences. The 2014 Institutes are: North Carolina — completed (central and coastal NC) and Shale Country — Jun 24-28 (Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York).
Contact: Dave Spratt, Executive Director
Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources, Fellows Selection Committee
P.O. Box 1996
Missoula, MT 59806
406-273-4626
Deadlines: 2014: North Carolina - Jan 27; Shale Country - May 2.

International Reporting Project Fellowships in International Journalism
The nine-week IRP Fellowships are administered by the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of The Johns Hopkins University. Two groups of IRP Fellows (one group for spring, one for fall) will be selected for intensive travel and study for research involving foreign affairs. The program begins with 2 weeks in Washington, DC, in a program of special seminars and courses on international affairs, then 5 weeks of travel to research an important international topic or story, then another 2-week stint at SAIS to discuss each fellow's findings. Open to any U.S. journalist with at least five years of professional journalistic experience in any medium. Fellows must be U.S. citizens or non-U.S. citizens who are working full-time for a U.S. news organization in the United States. Fellows receive a $9,000 stipend during the nine-week program, a roundtrip ticket to an overseas destination and, for non-Washington residents, free accommodations during the four weeks in Washington.
Contact: International Reporting Project
The Johns Hopkins University - SAIS
1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington DC 20036
202-663-7761
irp@jhu.edu 
Deadline: TBA

International Reporting Project Trips
The International Reporting Project (IRP) at The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) awards grants several times a year for up to 12 new media journalists to travel as a group to an important but under-covered country in the news. Since 2000, visits have been organized to Indonesia, Brazil, South Africa, Lebanon/Syria, India, Egypt, Nigeria, Korea, Uganda, Turkey, Kenya, China, Liberia, Rwanda and Saudi Arabia. Trip participants have included editors, producers, new media journalists and other similar positions. Includes all costs of travel, meals and accommodations during the reporting trips.
Contact: International Reporting Project
The Johns Hopkins University - SAIS
1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington DC 20036
202-663-7761
irp@jhu.edu
Deadline: August 2, 2013 for Tanzania

Jefferson Fellowships for Journalists
Founded by the East-West Center in 1967, the Jefferson Fellowships promote better public understanding of the United States and Asia and Pacific through one week of dialogue with professional colleagues and experts at the East-West Center in Hawaii, followed by a two-week study tour to cities in Asia or the U.S. Open to mid- and senior-level print, broadcast, and online journalists from the U.S. and Asia Pacific. The East-West Center believes Asia-connected fellowships are becoming increasingly important for American journalists. The Jefferson Fellowships are supported by a grant from The Freeman Foundation.
Contact: Ann Hartman, East-West Seminars
East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848
(808) 944-7619
Deadline: November 12, 2013

Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism
The new Kiplinger Program is offering short-term fellowships designed to help you make better use of new online tools and channels. This is your chance to update your skills and learn cutting edge strategies to reach broad audiences. In one intensive week, you'll come to Ohio State University and learn how to tell powerful online stories and to use social media to build a following, develop sources and more effectively cover your beats. We'll talk Twitter, deep web searches, digital footprints, SEO, the backchannel and more. Training is provided free-of-charge, plus lodging, most meals and a travel stipend are included.
Contact: Program Coordinator Laurie Boyd
Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism, John Glenn School of Public Affairs
The Ohio State University, 350 Page Hall, 1810 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-4373
Deadline: November 30, 2013

Knight Digital Media Center Training Workshops
The Knight Digital Media Center delivers hands-on, newsroom-focused computer training for mid-career journalists and editors. The workshops — delivered to accepted fellows at no charge — are funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and are held at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Each workshop accepts 20 applicants. All lodging, meals, training and materials are provided without fee. Accepted fellows must pay their own travel expenses.
Deadline: various

Knight International Journalism Fellowships
The purpose of the Fellowships program is to improve the quality and free flow of news in the public interest around the world. Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the year-long program sends international media professionals to countries where there are opportunities to promote reliable, insightful journalism that holds officials accountable. The non-profit International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) administers the Knight International Journalism Fellowships. Fellows build skills and enhance the standards of independent media in these key regions: Asia/Pacific, Eurasia/Former Soviet Union, Latin America, Middle East/North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Candidates must be fluent in the language of the region where they are deployed and should have at least 10 years' experience in journalism or related fields such as media-business management. Fellowships are open to any nationality for assignments of up to a year. The program may create Fellowships designed to take advantage of the skills of qualified applicants or to respond to specific local needs identified by the Fellowship candidate or local partner (including environment related).
Contact: ICFJ
1616 H Street NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20006 USA
(202) 737-3700
Deadline: ongoing

Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford
Twelve U.S. journalists with minimum seven years' professional experience win Knight Fellowships at Stanford each year, receiving nine months of study, intellectual growth, and personal change at one of the world's greatest universities. The program focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership to foster high quality journalism — including an emphasis on developing and strengthening press freedoms around the world. Fellows take classes from mid-September to mid-June in any area of Stanford that interests them; conduct independent study with faculty, and participate in special weekly seminars with distinguished Stanford scholars, business and political leaders and cultural and social observers. At the end of the year, Fellows return to their news organizations, better prepared for the rapidly changing world of journalism. Open to reporters, editors and anchors; photographers, producers and news directors; editorial cartoonists and web-site gurus; and more. Includes stipend of $65,000 plus supplements for housing, child care, health insurance and books. The program also pays for Stanford tuition. All benefits and activities of the program are open to spouses and partners of Fellows.
Contact: John S. Knight Fellowships
Building 120, Room 422
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-2050
650-723-4937
Deadline: January 15, 2014

Knight Science Journalism Fellowships at MIT
Mid-career journalists with a minimum of three years experience in reporting science, medicine, environment or technology for the public are selected for an academic year at MIT, attending courses and participating in weekly seminars with top researchers. Journalists who wish to gain expertise in these fields are also eligible and must have at least five years of experience. Applicants may be reporters, writers, editors, producers, illustrators or photo-journalists. They may work for newspapers, magazines, television, radio or the web. Full-time freelance journalists are also considered. There are no educational prerequisites. Professionals working in public information, public relations, the trade press, government or academia are not eligible. Award includes $65,000 stipend, divided into nine installments over the academic year.
Contact: Phil Hilts, Director
Knight Science Journalism Fellowships
Massachusetts Institute of Technology E19-623
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
617-258-8249
Deadline: February 28, 2014

Knight-Wallace Fellowships at Michigan
Full-time journalists in any media with five years' experience may apply for this 8-month Fellowship which is designed to broaden perspectives, nurture intellectual growth and inspire personal transformation. With no deadlines, exams, or papers to worry about, a Knight-Wallace Fellowship frees you to explore the breadth of scholarship available at the University of Michigan. Leading academics and figures of major interest to journalists give seminars and discuss issues. Travel for Fellows and families includes a fall color tour in northern Michigan and international news tours that are equal parts education and entertainment. Stipend is $70,000 ($8,750 monthly), September through April, plus all tuition, fees and Fellowship news tours. Spouses are an integral part of the Fellowship experience and are invited to participate actively. For more information and to download an application, visit web link provided.
Contact: Charles R. Eisendrath, Director, Knight-Wallace Fellows
Wallace House
620 Oxford Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-998-7666
Deadline: Postmarked by February 1st annually

Korea-U.S. Journalists Exchange
The East-West Center's annual Korea-United States Journalists Exchange normally sends six to eight Korean journalists to the United States and six to eight U.S. journalists to South Korea to meet with government and business leaders, academics, non-governmental organizations and other members of the community. The program seeks to introduce journalists to the political, security, economic, cultural and social issues of each country. Following the study tours, all journalists meet at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, to report on their experiences and to exchange opinions on how media coverage of their countries can be improved. Open to working print, online and broadcast journalists in the U.S. and Korea with a minimum of five years' experience.
Contact: Marilyn Li, Seminars Specialist, East-West Seminars
East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848
808-944-7384
Deadline: Will resume in 2014.

Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship
Journalists and freelance writers based in the U.S. may apply for the Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship. The selected journalist will travel to San Diego, March 12-14, 2013 to attend the annual Kyoto Prize presentation ceremony, laureate lectures and workshops. During their stay, the fellow will have opportunities to interview the latest Kyoto Prize laureates to further their knowledge and depth of reporting in technology, science and the arts. The fellowship covers transportation, accommodations, and per-diem expenses.
Contact: Megan Ekard
Attn: Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship
Point Loma Nazarene University
3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
619-849-2298
Deadline: February 8, 2013

Peter B. Lord Seminars on the Environment
Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting established the Peter B. Lord Seminars on the Environment to honor the late Peter Lord's outstanding contributions to environmental journalism. Lord was environment reporter at The Providence Journal for 30 years and journalism co-director for Metcalf Institute. Each seminar in this six-part series is free and open to southern New England journalists. The day-long seminars are designed to increase news coverage of important environmental concerns facing Rhode Islanders by enhancing journalists' understanding of the science behind the stories and introducing them to sources representing a wide variety of perspectives on each topic. Visit the website for seminar topics and dates.
Contact: Fellowships Coordinator
Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting
URI Graduate School of Oceanography, 218 South Ferry Road
Narragansett, RI 02882
Deadline: visit website

MBL's Logan Science Journalism Program Fellowships
The Logan Science Journalism Program at the Marine Biological Laboratory provides journalists with fellowships, enabling them to observe and participate in the scientific process by working closely with investigators carrying out research, and with graduate students learning the latest research methods. The interaction between journalists and scientists is a two-way street: The journalists gain a deeper familiarity with details of the science and the way scientists think and do their experiments, and conversely, the scientists learn the influences and constraints that shape the way science is reported to the public. Sharing the experience with journalists from other parts of the country (and the world) and other branches of the media is an additional program benefit. Staff or freelance broadcast or print journalists are eligible. A basic knowledge of biological principles is advantageous, but applicants with advanced degrees in biology or extensive laboratory training are not encouraged. All Fellows will participate in one of two intensive week-long hands-on courses at MBL in Woods Hole, MA, May 28 – June 6, 2014: Biomedical Research or Environmental Research. A limited number of Science Journalism Fellowships are available. Fellowship support covers the cost of tuition, housing, library use, and U.S. travel.
Contact: Diana Kenney, SPJ Administrative Director
Marine Biological Laboratory, Logan Science Journalism Program
7 MBL St.
Woods Hole, Mass. 02543-1015
508-289-7423
Deadline: March 1, 2014

Maynard Institute's Multimedia Editing Program
Twelve fellowships are funded annually by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. Open to journalists who work at U.S.-based newspapers (or their online operations) with circulation of 50,000 and below. The program will equip participants to help their news organizations strengthen the print product and build a robust online presence. Includes $6,000 tuition, housing and some group meals during the month-long program.
Contact: Evelyn Hsu, program director
Maynard Institute
663 Thirteenth St., Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612
510-891-9202
Deadline: unknown

McCloy Fellowship Program
The McCloy Fellowship Program enables young American and German journalists and academics/practitioners in environmental affairs to conduct on-site research and interviews abroad for up to 28 days, investigating an innovative topic that bears significance for transatlantic relations. The fellowships are intended to broaden participants' personal and professional horizons and enable them to establish relationships with their transatlantic counterparts. Fellows receive a per diem of $200, based on the number of nights spent abroad. The American Council on Germany (ACG) covers transatlantic airfare and approved inter-city travel. American applicants need not be fluent in German, although some background in that language would be helpful. German fellows visiting the United States should have a basic knowledge of English. The ACG also has other fellowship opportunities that are open to journalists; please see the ACG's Website for more details, application procedures, and reports from returned fellows.
Contact: Robin Cammarota, Fellowship Coordinator
American Council on Germany
14 East 60th Street, Suite 606
New York, NY 10022
212-826-3636
Deadline: Environmental Policy: March 14, 2014; Journalism: July 31, 2014

The Mesa Refuge
Journalists, essayists, economists, screenwriters, naturalists, authors of memoirs, and other writers who need solitude essential to creative work may apply for a session at The Mesa Refuge, a residency program for environmental writers, in Point Reyes Station, CA. Room and most dinners are provided at no cost; however donations are welcome. Travel to and from Point Reyes is each resident's responsibility. The program is open to both experienced and emerging writers. Apply for a two- or four-week residency in Spring or Fall.

Contact: The Mesa Refuge
P. O. Box 3286
Berkeley, CA 94703
Deadline: June 2, 2014 for Fall 2014; December 1, 2014 for Spring 2015

Metcalf Institute Marine and Environmental Sciences Fellowship/Annual Workshop for Journalists
Metcalf Institute offers fellowships for early to mid-career journalists to attend the week-long Annual Science Immersion Workshop at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, a leading marine science research campus. The June 1-6, 2014 program will give journalists a timely look at the coastal impacts of climate change, preparing them to cover the release of three reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change throughout the summer and fall of 2014. Fellows will gain a better understanding of environmental science research methods, cultivate scientific resources and sharpen their reporting skills through daily fieldwork and labs. The Fellowships are offered to working journalists from all media interested in science and environmental reporting. Fellowship award includes room, board, tuition and some travel support.
Contact: Fellowships Coordinator
Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting
URI Graduate School of Oceanography, Office of Marine Programs
Narragansett, RI 02882
Deadline: Postmarked by February 7, 2014

Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism
The Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism each year help 10 early-career journalists work through an ambitious reporting project in print, Web-based, or radio journalism, from the beginning through publication or broadcast. The program runs week-long residencies for the selected Fellows at Middlebury College, VT, in the fall and at Monterey Institute for International Studies, CA, in the spring; provides Fellows with a $10,000 stipend each for research expenses; and helps find outlets for publishing the reporting projects. Middlebury College Scholar-in-Residence in Environmental Studies Bill McKibben directs the program, which began in September 2007. He's joined by Associate Director Christopher Shaw, former editor of Adirondack Life magazine and the author of Sacred Monkey River, a book about river issues in the Mexican rainforest.
Contact: Emily Peterson
Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism
Middlebury College
Middlebury VT 05753
802-443-5000
Deadline: May 15, 2013

Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowships
The Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship is the National Press Foundation's signature Washington education program for DC-based journalists. Through nine, day-long seminars — once a month, from September through June — this fellowship program provides a primer on Washington agencies, institutions and organizations, while delivering fresh sources, story ideas and unparalleled opportunities to get to know and learn from other journalists. On-the-record access to officials, experts and seasoned journalists, along with site visits and innovative online tools training, enhance and add insight to the topics journalists cover.
Contact: National Press Foundation
1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20036
202-663-7285
Deadline: June 23, 2014

National Center for Atmospheric Research Journalism Fellowship
The annual, five-day, residential NCAR Journalism Fellowship takes place in Boulder, CO. The fellowship provides journalists with a rare opportunity to learn about cutting-edge atmospheric research and its implications for society. Fellows gain access to leading scientists who study severe weather, climate change, and air quality, as well the influence of the atmosphere on renewable energy technologies, disease outbreaks, aviation safety, and wildfires. Open to professional reporters, editors, and producers working for print, broadcast, and online media. Includes airfare, hotel, and transport to-from the Denver Airport and Boulder. Requires minimum five years of writing, editing, or producing experience for a general-interest audience or for more specialized science, business, or political audiences.
Contact: Rachel Hauser
NCAR Journalism Fellowship
1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO 80305
303-497-1117
Deadline: April 19, 2013

National Humanities Center Fellowships
Fellowships are awarded to scholars who have demonstrated achievement in the advanced post-doctoral study of history, languages and literature, and other fields of the humanities. The Center also accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. Scholars should be engaged in work significantly beyond the revision of a doctoral dissertation. Fellowships are normally for the full academic year (September through May). A limited number of designated fellowships for scholarship concerning nature, environmental history, or ecological concerns are usually available. Fellowships up to $60,000 are individually determined, the amount depending upon the needs of the Fellow and the Center's ability to meet them. The Center provides travel expenses for Fellows and their dependents to and from North Carolina. Full details and application form are available at the website.
Contact: Fellowship Program
National Humanities Center
P.O. Box 12256, 7 Alexander Drive,
Research Triangle Park, N.C. 27709-2256
919-549-0661
Deadline: October 1, 2013

National Science Foundation U.S. Antarctic Program
The National Science Foundation (NSF) runs the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP), which selects a limited number of professional journalists to report from Antarctica for approximately one working week annually, between October and January. As logistics permit, it may be possible to visit a limited number of additional field science projects. Reporters or their employers pay for round-trip transportation to — and accommodation in — Christchurch, New Zealand. They must also pay for a pre-trip visit to NSF headquarters in Arlington, VA, for planning. NSF provides housing, transportation, food, and cold-weather clothing for journalists while they are in Antarctica.
Contact: Peter West, Polar Programs Outreach Manager
National Science Foundation, Office of Legislative and Public Affairs
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1245
Arlington, VA 22230
703-292-7530
Deadline: July 31, 2014

National Tropical Botanical Garden Environmental Journalism Fellowship
The National Tropical Botanical Garden, a Congressionally-chartered non-profit organization with locations in Hawaii and South Florida, sponsors an annual week-long fellowship for environmental journalists. Journalists from all media are selected on a competitive basis. Former SEJ board member and SEJournal editorial board member JoAnn Valenti organized and facilitates the program. The curriculum offers rigorous in-the-field backgrounding with NTBG scientists and environment specialists primarily based in Hawaii. The focus of the fellowship is immersion and not advocacy; the intent is to increase the depth of the overall reporting and not to provide source material for current news stories. Upon completion of the course, fellows will not only have gained authority to better cover environmental issues in general but will also have contributed to an annually accumulating handbook for reporting on tropical ecological issues. Lodging, airport transfer, ground transportation, and meals are provided. Journalists are responsible for their own airfare to and from Lihu'e, Kaua'i, Hawaii.
Contact: Environmental Journalism Fellowship, Education Office
National Tropical Botanical Garden
3530 Papalina Road
Kalaheo, HI 96741
808-332-7324 ext. 204
Deadline: Not held in 2013. Check back for 2014.

New Horizons Traveling Fellowships
The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing offers Traveling Fellowships, of up to $1,200 each, to cover the costs of attending the annual New Horizons in Science Briefing for Journalists which brings together top-rank scientists and leading science writers for an in-depth look at seminal developments in science, medicine and technology that are likely to make news in the coming months. The fellowships are intended primarily for journalists from publications and broadcast outlets that do not routinely cover major science meetings or employ a full-time science writer. Freelancers with a demonstrated interest in science writing are also eligible. If requested, CASW will also assign a veteran science writer to each fellow to serve as mentor and to help ease his/her way through the program.
Contact: Diane McGurgan
CASW New Horizons Fellowships
P.O. Box 910
Hedgesville, WV 25427
304-754-5077
Deadline: varies

Nieman Fellowships for Journalists
The Nieman Foundation selects at least 12 U.S. and 12 International journalists for Nieman Fellowships each year. Fellows selected include two in Global Health Reporting, Reynolds Fellowship in Business Journalism, Reynolds Fellowship in Community Journalism and Arts & Culture Fellowship. All fellows come to Harvard to pursue a course of study of their own design. Nearly every class at Harvard College and in the graduate schools is open to the fellows (and their spouses), who spend their 10-month appointment broadening their interests or deepening their insight into their field of specialization. Applicants must be full-time journalists with at least five years of journalistic experience. Open to full-time staff and freelance journalists who work in all media, including print, broadcast, photography, film and the Web. Fellowship includes stipend of $60,000 (U.S. and Global Health only) plus housing, childcare and health insurance allowances. International fellows must make separate financial arrangements.
Contact: Fellowship Administrator
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University
Lippmann House, One Francis Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-2238
Deadline: December 1, 2013, for International; January 31, 2014, for U.S. applicants

Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowships
The Alicia Patterson Foundation awards grants of $40,000 for twelve months and $20,000 for six months (includes covering costs of travel and research costs) to working journalists to pursue independent projects of significant interest and to write articles based on their investigations for The APF Reporter. Open only to U.S. citizens who are full-time print journalists, or to non-U.S. citizens who work full-time for U.S. print publications, either in America or abroad. Includes reporters, writers, editors and photographers. Must have five years of professional print experience, not necessarily consecutive. Full-time free-lancers are welcome. Applications are accepted beginning every June 1; early submissions are much appreciated. Winners are expected to begin their fellowships within the first three months of the calendar year.
Contact: Alicia Patterson Foundation
1090 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
202-393-5995
Deadline: Postmarked by October 1 annually

Property and Environment Research Center Fellowships
The Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) in Montana offers paid fellowships of varying durations to journalists:
1. Media Fellowships are open to journalists (reporters, editors, broadcasters, producers, and others) interested in learning more about markets and environmental issues. Media Fellows spend a minimum of a week in Bozeman, Montana, where they visit with PERC researchers and explore topics of interest. The goal of the fellowship is to help journalists examine how property rights and markets can improve the environment. PERC provides a $4500 stipend for a week's stay. Timing for the fellowship is flexible.
2. Lone Mountain Fellows' project focus must be on natural resources and environmental issues, including the study of property rights. Stipends vary with the nature of the work, duration of residence at PERC, and the LM Fellow's qualifications.
Contact: Property and Environment Research Center
2048 Analysis Dr., Ste. A
Bozeman, MT 59718
406-587-9591
Deadline: Rolling basis

Pulitzer Center/Population International Reporting Grants
The Pulitzer Center is seeking proposals for projects on under-reported population issues. These travel grants will be for the production of cross-platform reporting projects to be placed in major newspapers, magazines, websites, radio, and/or TV programs.
Contact: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Suite #615
Washington, DC 20036
202-332-0982
travelgrants@pulitzercenter.org
Deadline: Rolling basis

RTDNF Fellowships and RTDNA Scholarships
The Radio Television Digital News Association offers 8 scholarships and 4 fellowships for outstanding students or young professionals (<10 years experience in the field) pursuing careers in radio, television, or online news. Both the Michelle Clark Fellowship and N.S. Bienstock Fellowship are given to promising minority applicants. Jacque I. Minnotte Health Reporting Fellowship is awarded to a television or radio reporter or producer for excellent health or medical coverage. The Vada and Col. Barney Oldfield National Security Reporting Fellowship is given annually to a reporter or producer in radio or television news to help them cover national defense and security issues. Fellowship winners also receive an expense-paid trip to the RTDNA Excellence in Journalism conference.
Contact: Karen Hansen, Program Coordinator
Radio Television Digital News Association
Washington, DC
202-536-8356
Deadline: May 2, 2014

SAJA Reporting Fellowships
In 2005, the South Asian Journalists Association launched a fellowships program to encourage in-depth coverage of South Asia or the South Asian Diasapora by providing grants to cover a portion of reporting expenses. Up to $20,000 will be given out annually, divided among projects or a single project at SAJA's discretion. Each fellowship award is typically between $3,000-$7,000. Open to freelancers and staff journalists in any medium with five years' experience. This program is aimed at promoting a rare element in 24/7-news-cycle journalism, namely, in-depth and follow-up reporting on major events relating to South Asia or South Asians, long after the breaking-news crews have moved on. Details and online form at web link provided.
Contact: Sandeep Junnarkar, SAJA Administrative Director
South Asian Journalists Association
Deadline: October 15, 2012

Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop
The 19th annual Workshop takes place May 5-10, 2014, in downtown Santa Fe. The Workshop is directed by George Johnson, a New York Times science writer, whose nine books include The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery and The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments and Sandra Blakeslee, a New York Times science writer and co-author of The Body Has a Mind of its Own (with Matthew Blakeslee), Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions, and many other books. Visit website for details on the faculty line-up. ~Forty students will be accepted. Apply early; there's usually a waiting list.
Contact: Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop
P.O. Box 1442
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-1442
sciwrite@sciwrite.org
Deadline: when full (usually by mid April)

Scotiabank/CJFE Journalism Fellowship
Launched in 2008, the Scotiabank/CJFE Fellowship for Latin American journalists is a two-semester fellowship, September through April, held at Massey College, the Graduate Residential College in the University of Toronto. The Fellow is expected to enroll in any graduate or undergraduate courses and is able to use the full facilities of the University. There are no educational prerequisites for a Fellowship; nor does the Fellow receive credits or degrees for work done during the year. Accommodation is provided by Massey College. The objective of the Fellowship is to enhance inter-American understanding and promote dialogue through an exploration of current issues in journalism and free expression in the Americas in an academic setting.
Contact: Amy Johnson, CJFE Program Coordinator
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
416-515-9622 x.231
Deadline: March 1, 2013

Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington Program
The Scripps Howard Foundation's Semester in Washington program is an internship program for undergraduate college journalism students, who will write for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire. Come to Washington to cover stories for news organizations across the country. In addition to a strong focus on reporting and writing national news and features, the program includes visits to the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the Student Press Law Center and other journalism and government institutions. In weekly meetings, interns discuss issues in journalism and how to do a better job covering the news. Students can apply for one of three sessions a year: spring, summer and fall. Interns are paid a stipend and provided with free housing. The program works with universities to help students who want academic credit for the internship. Graduates may apply for the multimedia fellowship (deadline is April 1, 2014). International students should apply through the International Center for Journalists.
Contact: Jody Beck, Director, Semester in Washington Program
Scripps Howard Foundation Wire
1090 Vermont Ave. NW, #1000
Washington, D.C. 20005
202-408-2748
Deadline: November 1, 2013 for Spring and Summer 2014; March 15, 2014 for Fall 2014

Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder
Deepen your understanding of environmental science and policy, and enhance your journalism skills at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Open to U.S. journalists (reporters, editors, producers and freelancers) working in print or broadcast with a minimum of five years' full-time experience. Prior experience covering the environment is not necessary. Fellows will take classes, attend special seminars, take field trips, and engage in independent study at a university renowned for its environmental science and policy studies. The Fellowship includes a 9-month stipend of $50,000.
Contact: Center for Environmental Journalism, University of Colorado at Boulder
1511 University Avenue, 478 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0478
303-492-4114
Deadline: March 1 annually

Taylor/Blakeslee University Fellowships
The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW) annually awards fellowships to both professional journalists and students of outstanding ability who have been accepted for enrollment in U.S. graduate-level science writing programs to help defray the cost of tuition. The fellowship honors the memory of Rennie Taylor, a science writer for Associated Press, whose estate provided funds for the establishment of the American Tentative Society, and Alton Blakeslee, former science editor of AP, who served as ATS's longtime president. Awards of $5,000 are available to fellows selected on the basis of a national competition. Science writing is defined as writing about science, medicine, health, technology, and the environment for the general public via the mass media.
Contact: Diane McGurgan
CASW Rennie Taylor/Alton Blakeslee Fellowship Program
P.O. Box 910
Hedgesville,WV 25427
304-754-5077
Deadline: July 1 annually

Transitions Online (TOL) Journalism Courses
TOL, a non-profit media development organisation based in Prague, Czech Republic, offers journalism and media courses at various times throughout the year. Courses offered include: Investigative Journalism, Foreign Correspondent Training, and Photojournalism. The courses are attended by journalism students and young journalists from around the world, and all have a firm emphasis on practical training by experienced journalists from respected publications and broadcasters such as the Associated Press, the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Harper’s and Bloomberg News. Apply early for discounted fees. Some scholarships may be available, as well.
Contact: Joann Plockova
Transitions Online
Chlumova 22, 130 00 Praha 3
Czech Republic
420 2 2278-0805
Deadline: varies by course

UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship
Beginning in 2013, UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism annually offers five $10,000 postgraduate Food and Farming Journalism Fellowships in a new program established by Michael Pollan, the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley. The fellowship, a project of the Knight Center in Science and Environmental Journalism, is supported by a grant from The 11th Hour Project, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation. Aimed at early and mid-career journalists, the Fellowship presents an opportunity to report ambitious longform stories on the full range of subjects under the rubric of food systems: agricultural and nutritional policy, the food industry, food science, technology and culture, rural and urban farming, agriculture and the environment (including climate change), global trade and supply chains, consolidation and securitization of the food system and public health as it relates to food and farming. Preference given to U.S. focused stories, but international stories with a U.S. angle or connection will be considered.
Contact: University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
121 North Gate Hall #5860
Berkeley, CA 94720-5860
510-642-3383
Deadline: April 1, 2013

U.S.-Austria Journalism Exchange Fellowships
The U.S.-Austria Journalism Exchange Fellowships, jointly 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. The program includes a brief orientation program in Washington, DC followed by six weeks in which fellows will work at host newspapers, magazines, and radio and television stations in each other's countries, while simultaneously reporting on events for their employers back home. The program ends with a two-day debriefing session in Vienna, Austria. Applicants must be between the ages of 21 and 38 and be employed by a newspaper, news magazine, broadcast station, or news agency. (Freelance journalists may also apply) Applicants must have demonstrated journalistic talent with at least three years of experience, and a strong interest in U.S. European affairs. Foreign language proficiency is not required, but it is strongly preferred and will be taken into consideration during the selection process.
Contact: Emily Schult, Program Manager
ICFJ
1616 H Street, NW , Third Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006
202-737-3700
Deadline: May 6, 2013

Vermont Law School's Environmental Law Media Fellowships
Vermont Law School's Environmental Law Center offers a comprehensive curriculum of environmental law courses. The annual Environmental Law Media Fellowships include a free course, or courses, in the environmental law topics of your choice; free housing; free books; a $1,250 stipend for expenses; a private tutorial in environmental legal research and plenty of access to faculty. Family members are welcome. Vermont Law School's 2013 Summer Session features courses on the Clean Water Act, nuclear power, human impacts on the ocean, energy development and climate change, agriculture and food policy, and U.S.-China environmental laws. All courses are taught by national and international experts in their fields. Media fellows also take part in the summer session's brown bag lunch series, and deliver an hour-long lecture on a topic of their choosing.
Contact: Carol Westberg, Director of Marketing and Communications
Vermont Law School
P.O. Box 96, Chelsea Street
South Royalton, VT 05068
802-831-1309
Deadline: February 16, 2013

Western Journalism and Media Fellowships at Stanford University
Fellowships provide opportunities for journalists working in all kinds of media — newspapers, magazines, radio, television, online, multimedia, video, film, data visualization, mapping, and books — to visit Stanford and interact with researchers, scholars, and students, while developing or working on a project of their own designs to spur new coverage and understanding of the American West. The length of residence is typically one to two weeks, although longer stays may be possible, particularly for projects that intersect with ongoing research at the Center and Stanford, that address significant challenges facing the American West, and that explore promising new possibilities for journalism and the media in the region. Travel and accommodation costs are covered, and a modest honorarium is offered.
Contact: Geoff McGhee, Creative Director for Media and Communications
The Bill Lane Center for the American West
The Jerry Yang & Akiko Yamazaki Environment & Energy Building
473 Via Ortega, Room 339
Stanford, CA 94305 - 4225
Deadline: Send letter of inquiry

WHOI Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship Program
The 2013 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship Program takes place September 8-13 and introduces science communicators to the interdisciplinary and wide-ranging fields of oceanography and ocean engineering. Through seminars, laboratory visits, and brief field expeditions, fellows gain access to new research findings and to fundamental background information in marine biology, engineering, geology and geophysics, marine chemistry and geochemistry, and physical oceanography. The program is a one-week, residential experience open to professional writers, producers, and editors working for print, broadcast, radio, and Internet media. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of writing, producing, or editing experience for a general-interest audience. Freelancers, book authors, and writers from nontraditional media (museums, book publishers, etc.) may also be considered, but should be able to show a substantial portfolio of work. All fellows receive a travel allowance, as well as room and board for one week. Fellows seeking a more in-depth experience with a specific researcher, lab, or topic may inquire about an optional second week.
Contact: Erin Koenig, Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship Program
Mail Stop #16
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543
508-289-2270
Deadline: May 17, 2013

Wildbranch Writing Workshop
Sterling College, known for its commitment to natural resources education, together with Orion magazine, invites writers of any proficiency who want to improve and market their outdoor, natural history or environmental writing skills to come to the Annual Wildbranch Workshop. The week consists of a workshop core of classes, lectures, discussion groups and readings in the craft and techniques of fine writing about the world outdoors, plus daily options to benefit writers interested in producing fiction, journalism or personal essays that portray the natural world. Participants will spend part of each day working with one of the residential faculty members (composed of professional writers and editors) on writing, reading and shared critiques. The rest of the day offers a range of other classes and workshops, with ample time to write and socialize. Full details and application instructions are available at the web link provided.
Contact: David Brown, Director
Wildbranch Workshop in Outdoor, Natural History and Environmental Writing
Sterling College
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827
800-648-3591, ext. 102.
Deadline: May 10, 2013