UC Berkeley – Earth Journalism Visiting Scholar Program

Deadline: 27 July 2014
Open to: journalists, particularly from developing countries
Scholarship: travel costs, lodging and tuition costs will be covered


The Earth Journalism Scholars Program is inviting non-US journalists, particularly those from developing countries, to apply for a semester-long scholarship to attend the University of California-Berkeley for the spring semester of 2015 to take classes at the Graduate School of Journalism. The scholar will be selected in September of 2014 and will begin their scholarships in mid-January, 2015. They will attend UCB through the end of the semester in mid-May, 2015, during which time they are expected to participate in the Earth Journalism class and enroll in other classes (generally of their choosing but in consultation with the program administrators) related to journalism. It may also be possible to sit in on some environment-related classes on campus.


The Visiting Scholarship is intended for a foreign mid-career journalists who has shown dedication and skill in covering environmental issues and who are:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English;
  • At least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university;
  • At least five years’ experience as a journalist, with a demonstrated skill at covering environmental issues;
  • A commitment to attend the full spring semester of 2014 at UCB, participate in the Earth Journalism, interact with other students in the class and at the Journalism School and to collaborate with other journalists and faculty to advance international environmental reporting as a community of practice.


Travel, lodging and tuition costs will be covered by the program. Scholars will also receive a modest stipend to cover basic living expenses.


In order to apply, you have to at first register in the following website, fill out all required questions, upload your letters of reference and work samples 

For further information, please visit the official website

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