Workshops and Fellowships

August 15, 2017

DEADLINE: Science of Innovation Summit for Journalists

The Science of Innovation Summit for Journalists at the University of Chicago, Nov 5-8, 2017, offers professional science and technology journalists a respite from deadlines and insight into pressing subjects, such as climate and energy science, the microbiome, advanced batteries, precision medicine and more. Includes lodging, meals and stipend. Apply by Aug 15.

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June 16, 2017

Poynter's SciFacts Workshop: Fact-Checking Claims About Science

Poynter will host a free one-day workshop to discuss the key challenges of reporting the facts about science at its campus in St. Petersburg, Florida. The workshop is specifically designed for reporters who have recently started covering the science beat or topics that include science, as well as anyone who writes about science. Seating is limited; apply asap.

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May 23, 2017

Webcast: Tips to Report on Secretive Private Institutions

During this live National Press Foundation webinar, award-winning reporter Rosalind Adams will share her tips on interviewing techniques and describe how she pried loose documents that were critical to her reporting on how the nation’s largest psychiatric hospital chain achieved profits at the expense of patients.

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May 22, 2017

DEADLINE: NPF "Understanding Why Public Health Matters" Fellowship

Over four days, July 16-19, 2017 in Washington, D.C., journalists will learn the connection between chronic illness and social determinants such as housing, food security, livable wages and environmental quality. The National Press Foundation all-expenses-paid fellowship covers airfare, ground transportation, hotel costs and most meals. Apply by May 22.

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May 17, 2017

Webinar: Fulbright Opportunities in Communications and Journalism

Are you looking for opportunities in the field of communications and journalism? This webinar, 2:00-3:00 pm EDT, will highlight Fulbright opportunities for you, including a general program overview with tips on applying as well as specific award highlights for the 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition.

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May 16, 2017

DEADLINE: Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay Fellowship Program

In summer 2017, the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay will award fellowships ($5,000 each) to ~10 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in their partnership institutions. The fellowship was created with scientists in mind; however they are open to proposals from journalists. So if you are a journalist in NYC or the surrounding area with a proposal you would like to submit, the deadline is May 16.

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May 15, 2017

DEADLINE: IJNR's Great Bear Institute

During this Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources trip, Sep 10-19, 2017, to coastal British Columbia, Canada, fellows will learn first-hand how coastal communities survive and thrive while managing finite resources, conserving delicate ecosystems, mitigating and adapting to potentially dramatic changes in their economic and social systems, and how those forces interact. Apply by May 15.

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June 2, 2017

DEADLINE: IJNR's Upper Colorado River Institute

Journalists, come find out about trans-basin diversion, water rights, water law, agriculture, allocation, a history of extractive industry, endangered species and more during this Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources trip, July 22-29, 2017, to Colorado, Utah and Arizona. Apply by Jun 2.

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April 30, 2017

DEADLINE: 2017-18 UT Energy Journalism Fellowship

This University of Texas at Austin fellowship (Sep 1, 2017-Aug 31, 2018) provides energy journalists a one-year break from the grind of daily deadlines to work on a long-form energy-themed writing project. Cash salary, travel budget, benefits and more. Apply by Apr 30.

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June 30, 2017

DEADLINE: Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication

This new program will provide a year's support for one fellow to study the field of science media, experiment with successful media formats and work to expand science literacy in the general public.  The fellow will embed at WGBH in Boston, home of public media science series NOVA, beginning in Jan 2018. $82,000 stipend plus benefits. Apply by Jun 30.

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