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Fellowships & Grants

Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Program


"The Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Program is designed to bring journalists, scholars, politicians and policymakers to the Shorenstein Center for a semester to work on a project with a tangible output, and engage with students, faculty, other fellows, and the broader Harvard Kennedy School community." Journalists, politicians, scholars, policymakers, and documentary filmmakers are all eligible to apply for this fellowship. The program includes a stipend along with access to Harvard research resources. Applications are currently open for the 2024-2025 academic year.
Academic program

University of Edinburgh: MSc in science communication and public engagement

University of Edinburgh

Masters degree in science communication: "The University of Edinburgh supports a vibrant culture of science communication and public engagement and has considerable expertise across a range of science communication and public engagement practice; from dissemination of knowledge to dialogue and policy." This program does not specialize in marketing, advertising, or corporate communication.
Academic program

University College London: MSc in science communication

University College London

This master's program in science communication started in September 2022. "Developed to prepare students for the growing number of science communication jobs - from journalism and broadcasting, to public relations, public engagement, and online campaigning – our MSc Science Communication focuses on state-of-the-art professional communication, journalism, and engagement expertise from around the world, combined with an academic underpinning from science and technology studies." It is offered as a one-year (full-time) or two-year (part-time) program.
Fellowships & Grants

Civic Science Fellows Program

Rita Allen Foundation

The goal of the Rita Allen Foundation's Civic Science Fellows Program "is to co-create strong, diverse, and inclusive connections between science and civic life." Civic science fellows "are emerging leaders from diverse demographic, cultural, and professional backgrounds. They are thought leaders, bridge builders, change agents, and communicators working to learn about community priorities and scientific research and bring those worlds together on equal footing to create fundamentally new ways of solving problems."  For the duration of the 18-month fellowship, civic science fellows are embedded at host institutions ranging from media organizations and scientific societies to academic institutions and philanthropies. Applications for the 2024-25 Civic Science Fellows Program will open in November 2023.
Training program

EdX: Science Communication Course

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

"This course explains why science communication is important and what it looks like in practice. It also teaches you the basic concepts and fundamental skills you need to master science communication yourself. The course explores research-based, practical ideas and inspiring stories from the field based on conversations with over fifty expert interviewees worldwide, including best-selling popular science authors and leading science communication researchers." This 10-week, self-paced course, created in 2022, is free. Subtitled in English, Arabic, and Hebrew.
Training program

Science Journalism Master Classes

The Open Notebook

The Open Notebook's Science Journalism Master Classes allow students to learn key science writing skills remotely and asynchronously. (Lessons are delivered to the student's email either daily or weekly after they sign up.) The courses were developed in collaboration with Emily Laber-Warren, who heads the Health and Science Reporting program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, and also incorporate insights from hundreds of TON articles. The Master Classes are free, thanks to a generous grant from The Kavli Foundation. As of spring 2023, the courses include: "How to Find an Angle for Any Science Story," "How to Pitch Science Stories That Sell," "How to Spot Scientific Hype and Misinformation," and "How to Ace the Study Story."
Training program

Northwestern University: Science Communication Online Program (SCOPE)

Northwestern University

SCOPE (Science Communication Online Programme) is an introduction to effective science communication designed for STEM graduate students. This NSF-funded resource is free and created for those who don’t have access to live, in-person science communication training. The course is eight modules, asynchronous with recorded videos, discussion boards, peer-feedback, and reading assignments. Each week of the program a new module opens, requiring approximately 2 hours to complete.
Training program

Applied Science Communication: Online and Media Writing

UWE Bristol

"This 15 credit Applied Science Communication: Online and Media Writing module will introduce you to science writing techniques that are suitable for non-academic audiences. It will explore key writing structures and key principles behind non-academic writing with an emphasis on online writing. "A student-centred approach will be taken throughout this online module, and while the module will cover key principles in science writing, it will allow you to focus on forms of writing and audiences you are particularly interested in writing for. The content and assessments will also be applicable to different international contexts." The course is available online through the University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol, and costs £750.
Fellowships & Grants

Journalism Grants – National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM)


"NIHCM Foundation supports timely health care journalism that informs efforts to improve the health of Americans and that examines emerging health issues and their implications for cost, quality and access. Grants provide funding for health reporting, educational opportunities for health care reporters and support for documentary films and their public engagement campaigns." The latest grants were announced in February 2023; the next cycle will open later in 2023.
Fellowships & Grants

The Alicia Patterson Foundation Program

Alicia Patterson Foundation

"The Alicia Patterson Foundation Program was established in 1965 in memory of Alicia Patterson, who was editor and publisher of Newsday for nearly 23 years before her death in 1963. One-year and six-month grants are awarded to working journalists to pursue independent projects of significant interest and to write articles based on their investigations for The APF Reporter, a web published magazine by the Foundation and available on the web." The Cissy Patterson Fellowship for Science and Environmental Writers is awarded to a fellow specializing in either science or environmental journalism. The fellowships provide $40,000 for full-year grants and $20,000 for six-month grants. Applications open in June and close in November; applicants must be print journalists with at least five years of professional experience.
Fellowships & Grants

Peggy Girshman Idea Grants


"The National Association of Science Writers invites proposals from individuals or groups to apply for grants ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 for projects and programs that are designed to help science writers in their professional lives and/or to benefit the field of science writing. Proposals can serve non-members as well as members. We encourage creative thinking, thus the guidelines for these proposals are consciously broad." Grant cycles typically occur twice per year, with one cycle in the spring and one in the fall. Check the NASW website or subscribe to its emails for updates.
Fellowships & Grants

The Open Notebook/Burroughs Wellcome Early Career Fellowship

The Open Notebook

"Every year, The Open Notebook offers a paid, part-time fellowship program for early-career science journalists. During the course of this fellowship, fellows work with a mentor to plan, report, and write articles for publication at The Open Notebook and become part of the TON editorial team. This ten-month program offers fellows the opportunity to explore their career interests and passions and to sharpen their skills as part of a talented, supportive, diverse community of past and present fellows and mentors. This fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, which has supported this program since 2012." This remote fellowship typically lasts for 10 months (part-time), from January through November. It includes a stipend of $7,500. Applications are typically accepted in September-October.