Deadline: 5 February 2016
Open to: early to mid-career journalists from all media with a strong interest in environmental topics
Venue: 5-12 June 2016, Rhode Island, USA
The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting, a global leader in providing science training for journalists, is accepting applications for its competitive 18th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists: Global Change in Coastal Ecosystems, 5-12 June 2016. The workshop will be held at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, one of the nation’s premier oceanographic research institutions and home to Metcalf Institute.
Using the world’s best-studied estuary, Narragansett Bay, as a living laboratory, the workshop gives journalists opportunities to explore and understand the effects of human activities on coastal ecosystems. In the field, lab, and classroom, Metcalf Fellows gain a greater understanding of how scientists conduct research, build confidence in their abilities to discern the credibility of scientific sources, and acquire the skills needed to comb through complex scientific data to break stories on a range of science and environmental topics. The workshop also provides a unique opportunity for Fellows to network with leading researchers, policy experts, and other journalists in an informal, off-deadline atmosphere.
Early to mid-career journalists from all media, and journalists who are new to reporting on science and environmental topics, are invited to apply. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in improving and expanding their coverage of environmental topics and a desire to gain a better understanding of scientific research methods through field and lab work.
The fellowship includes room, board, tuition, and travel support paid after the program. U.S.-based journalists are eligible for up to USD 500 in travel support and those working outside of the U.S. may receive a reimbursement of up to USD 1,000 with written assurance that they will be able to pay the full costs of their travel and can obtain the appropriate visa.
How to apply?
The deadline for applications is 5 February 2016. To apply please follow the instructions HERE.
For more information please visit the official website.