Deadline:

24 February  2020

Location:

Massachusetts, United States

(Fully Funded)

Description

Logan Science Journalism Program Fellows Environmental Hands-On Research Course

Participants experience field and laboratory science immersion at the MBL in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a world center for marine, biomedical, and environmental science, and at an environmental field research site on Cape Cod.

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“This kind of [research] experience should be a requisite part of the career of any science journalist.” —Erik Olsen, The New York Times (2013 Environmental Fellow)
This program plunges journalists into the fascinating world of biological research in one of the most dynamic settings for scientific discovery in the world. Learn about the science at the heart of your stories by doing it alongside scientists at the MBL.


Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Journalism

Required Languages

English

Eligible Countries

ALL WORLD COUNTRIES

Program Period

May 26- June 5, 2020

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • A limited number of fellowships are available for 2020. Applicants must be professional science journalists, writers, editors, or producers with at least three years experience.
  • Preference will be given to print, online, radio or broadcast journalists who do not have significant prior scientific research experience. A basic knowledge of biological principles and methods is advantageous, but is not essential.
  • Journalists who previously participated in the Biomedical Hands-On Research Course are eligible to apply for the Environmental Hands-On Research Course, and vice versa.
  • Applications from minority group members are strongly encouraged. Foreign nationals are eligible to apply. If accepted into the program, foreign nationals must hold or obtain a visa to enter the U.S.
  • REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION:

    • Please print this page for future reference.
    • A copy of your curriculum vitae.
    • Please respond to these questions:
      1. Statement (not to exceed 600 words) describing your journalistic experience and professional goals, and explaining how this fellowship will benefit your career.
      2. A brief description (not to exceed 200 words) of any scientific laboratory or research experience you have had.
      3. Two letters of reference. On your application, you will list two individuals who can provide a letter of reference. If possible, one of these people should be a current or recent supervisor of your professional work. MBL will contact these individuals to obtain the letter of references.
      4. Four samples of your science writing or editing work, in English. Please send your samples to Diana Kenney, dkenney@mbl.edu. At least two samples must have been published or produced in the last two years. Written samples should be submitted in .pdf format. Broadcast samples should be 30 minutes or less. Editors or broadcast directors should include a brief description of their role in producing the story. If needed, Diana Kenney can send you an upload link for broadcast or multimedia samples. Do not send unpublished work or elaborate samples such as books or magazines.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

Financial support includes:

  • Travel to and from Woods Hole.
  • housing, meals.
  • all costs associated with the Hands-On Research Courses and other program activities.
  • Foreign nationals who are accepted into the program must secure a visa and will be reimbursed for visa fees.

How to Apply

First Step:

Complete the on-line course data entry form accessed by using the button at the bottom of this page

Second Step:

  • An email acknowledgement will be sent to your “best” email address confirming that you have completed the basic application. This email will include a link that you can use to return to your application to submit additional support materials (in .pdf format).
  • An email will be sent to all your listed references asking that they submit a letter of reference in .pdf format supporting your application. This email will include a link that they can use to upload the letter of reference.
  • An acknowledgement page will be displayed and you will be able to return to your application to upload support material. There will be a button at the top of the application page that will take you to a web page where you can upload files. That same web page will also list any files that have already been uploaded.

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