Sharon Begley Science Reporting Fellowship

“STAT, the leading health and science news publication, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are accepting applications for the Sharon Begley Science Reporting Fellowship, which has the goal of diversifying the ranks of science and health journalists and fostering better coverage of science that is relevant to all people. It combines a paid reporting position

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Climate disinformation media fellowship 2024

“With this fellowship, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union gives a select number of journalists the opportunity for on-the-ground reporting on climate disinformation case studies. The articles will be published as part of a web dossier on battling climate disinformation. Deadline for applications: Sunday, 10 March 2024, 23:59 CET.” Applicants must be based in the European Union

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Pulitzer Center reporting grants

“The Pulitzer Center partners with individual journalists and news organizations to support in-depth, high-impact reporting projects. We provide support through short-term grants and yearlong reporting fellowships. We accept applications from freelance and staff journalists worldwide.” Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for grants for reporting on a wide variety of topics, including climate and

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AHCJ-Equity in Health Journalism Fellowships

“AHCJ, with support from The Commonwealth Fund, provides financial assistance to journalists who write for media outlets serving under-resourced and/or underrepresented communities that want to attend AHCJ’s annual conference.” The fellowship includes conference registration, travel and lodging for the conference, and a year’s membership in AHCJ. The 2024 application deadline is April 5 for the

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USC Annenberg National Fellowship

“Our National Fellowship helps journalists and their newsrooms report deeply and authoritatively on the health, welfare and well-being of children, families and communities. The program prepares fellows to report a major enterprise health or social well-being reporting project in the months that follow our initial week of intensive learning in Los Angeles.” Fellowships receive a

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National Tropical Botanical Garden Environmental Journalism Program

“The Hawaii-based National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is accepting applications for its Environmental Journalism Program offered May 12–18, 2024. Designed for professional journalists (staff or freelance) working in broadcast, print, online, and other media, the immersive program provides a background in tropical botany, ecology, and biocultural conservation with a progressive approach that honors Indigenous legacies

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FRONTIERS Science Journalism Residency Program

“FRONTIERS, an initiative funded by the European Research Council, invites applications from science journalists worldwide for immersive residencies at European research institutions. These residencies, spanning 3 to 5 months, offer unparalleled opportunities to delve into frontier research across diverse disciplines, including social sciences and humanities.” The program will support four annual calls for applications between

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MIT Environmental Solutions Journalism Fellowships

“The MIT Environmental Solutions Journalism Fellowship 2024 supports freelance and staff journalists associated with U.S. local/regional newsrooms in developing a high-impact news project that reports on how climate change and/or the shift to a low-carbon economy relates to local communities and regions, in a way that centers local messengers, values, and priorities.” Fellows receive support

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Broad Institute 2024 Media Boot Camp

“This annual program connects health/science journalists and editors with faculty from the Broad Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and Harvard’s teaching hospitals for a two-day event exploring the latest advances in genomics and biomedicine. Journalists will explore possible future storylines, gain fundamental background knowledge, and build relationships with researchers. The program format includes

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IJNR field reporting grants

“Annually, IJNR invites proposals for grants to help defray the costs of reporting projects that focus on natural resources, the environment, energy, development, agriculture, environmental justice, and public health.” Grant opportunities for 2024 are focused on wildlife, conservation, public health impacts, Indigenous reporting, and environmental justice. Reporting projects must be based in or directly related

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Fellowship for advancing science journalism in Africa and the Middle East

“This new one-semester fellowship, hosted by the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, was inspired by the life and career of Egyptian science journalist Mohammed Yahia. The fellowship is designed to enrich the training of a journalist from Africa or the Middle East so they can contribute to a culture of high-quality science and health

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Environmental and Epistemic Justice 2024 Summer Institute Fellowship

“The Wake Forest University Environmental and Epistemic Justice Initiative is a multi-pronged Mellon Foundation-funded research, teaching, and community engagement project. The 2024 Summer Institute will welcome 4-6 early to mid-career journalists to the second class of EEJI fellows with the goal of improving coverage of the many environmental justice issues, while aiding in diversifying the

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Complex Systems Summer School Journalism Fellowship

“Santa Fe Institute (SFI) offers a journalism fellowship for accomplished reporters. National and international journalists with a demonstrated interest in and record of reporting about matters related to complex systems are encouraged to apply for this residential fellowship in Santa Fe, New Mexico.” Fellows participate in SFI’s Complex Systems Summer School, a five-week program with

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Y. Eva Tan Conservation Reporting Fellowship Program

“Mongabay’s Y. Eva Tan Conservation Reporting Fellowship Program provides opportunities for journalists from biodiversity hotspots in tropical countries to report on critical environmental issues, gaining valuable training, experience, and credibility that will help them advance their careers in journalism and communications.” The program selects 12 fellows every year, six of whom work at the global

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Reynolds Journalism Institute fellowships

“The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from individuals and organizations who wish to partner with us on practical innovative projects for community centered news, journalists, and the communities they serve.” Over the course of an eight-month fellowship, fellows build free, accessible, open-source projects to serve newsrooms and audiences. The program supports one full-time

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Health Journalism Fellowship

“With generous support from The Commonwealth Fund, the Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) is pleased to offer a unique opportunity to early career women journalists and journalists new to the health beat, who have an interest in and passion for upping their health care reporting skills.” The fellowship will “train and support” eight journalists who

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U.S. degree programs in science, health, or environmental writing

The Open Notebook has compiled a list of “more than 50 U.S. university-based programs that offer specialized undergraduate or graduate degree programs and/or individual courses (which may be available to undergraduates, graduate students, or both) in science, health, or environmental writing.” Some of these programs also appear as independent entries in Connector’s library.

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Logan Science Journalism Program fellowships

“The Logan Science Journalism Program, founded in 1986, offers science journalists, writers, editors, and broadcast journalists a chance to forget about story deadlines and immerse themselves in basic biomedical or environmental research.” Journalists can apply for an introductory course in biomedical research or one in environmental research, both of which are hosted in-person at the

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Good Science Project–Johns Hopkins MA in Science Writing Fellowship

The Good Science Project-JHU MA in Science Writing Fellowship provides $5,000 reporting grants for feature-length magazine articles on the funding and practice of science in the United States. Grants support articles that “reveal flaws in current science policy, practice, or funding and identify ways these challenges might be overcome.” Funded by the Good Science Project.

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Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism support journalists in pursuing innovative mental health journalism projects of their choice during a nonresidential, year-long fellowship. The fellowships challenge recipients to delve deeper into learning about mental health and substance use disorders and to share reliable information with the public about behavioral health issues. Each year,

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Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism

The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship offers experienced journalists the opportunity to enhance their understanding of business and economics, finance and technology. Fellows spend two semesters at Columbia Journalism School and take most of their classes at Columbia Business School. They meet weekly for off-the-record seminars and dinners with top journalists, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders. The program accepts

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