The Heinrich Böll Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Energy and Climate Media Fellowships  for 2014. The goal of these 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. The fellowship recipients choose their own thematic focus in the fields of energy and climate policy, but we encourage reporting on the development of renewable energy production, the economics behind a sustainable clean energy transition, how Europe is preparing for the impacts of climate change, or other aspects of green economy in Europe that are of particular interest or relevance to their audiences.
Who can apply
The fellowship is open to journalists from the United States in any medium who report on energy and climate issues and who are eager to contribute to transatlantic policy debate by reporting about European practices in energy and climate policy. We will give special consideration to journalists from regional or local U.S. media outlets who demonstrate that their story ideas would be informative to particular regional policy debates.
What we offer
The Heinrich Böll Foundation will cover travel and accommodation costs within reason and provide an honorarium as compensation for the fellowship recipients’ work. Typically, we are able to cover the basic costs of 4-5 days of research in Europe, but this is subject to final approval on an individual basis. Each fellowship recipient decides his or her own dates of travel between April and October 2014. We will also help with setting up meetings in Europe. We expect all reporting to be completed and published by the end of the year.
How to apply
If you are interested in applying for a media fellowship, please submit a written proposal outlining your particular research interest and, to the extent possible, the stories you wish to investigate. Please also include your CV and 1-3 samples of your past work. The application deadline is February 28, 2014.
Applications should be sent to Mr. Roric McCorristin, Program Director of The Transatlantic Energy and Climate Network, by email: Roric.McCorristin@us.boell.org .
About The Energy and Climate Network
The Transatlantic Energy and Climate Network is a project of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Washington, D.C., committed to strengthening dialogue between Americans and Europeans to advance a sustainable clean energy economy on both sides of the Atlantic. It is funded in part by a grant from the European Commission. For more information, please visit www.boell.org/climate-transatlantic .