Metcalf Institute is accepting application for its 16th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists, June 1-6, 2014, at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, one of the nation's premier oceanographic research institutions.
The workshop exposes journalists from all backgrounds and media to the inner workings of science, through hands-on experience in environmental research in the field, laboratory, and conference table.
The workshop will offer 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.
Metcalf’s longest-running program, the workshop emphasizes basic methods of environmental research, the principles and ethics guiding scientific inquiry and opportunities to cultivate scientific sources, and deepens participants’ understanding of how environment and the public interest intersect.
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 2014 Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists must be postmarked by February 7, 2014. For more information and to download an application, visit www.metcalfinstitute.org/training .