Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship, Calls for Entries

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Mark R. Abbott, PhD, President of WHOI
Mark R. Abbott, PhD, President of WHOI

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is now accepting applications for its journalism fellowship programme designed to introduce science journalists to oceanography and ocean engineering through seminars, laboratory visits and brief field expeditions.

The Fellowship is a residential experience open to professional science writers, producers, and editors working for print, broadcast, radio, and Internet media.

Ocean Science Journalism Fellows gain access to new research findings and to fundamental background information in engineering, marine biology, geology and geophysics, marine chemistry and geochemistry, and physical oceanography through seminars, laboratory visits, and field expeditions.

Topics that will be explored range from harmful algal blooms to deep-sea hydrothermal vents; from seafloor earthquakes to ice-sheet dynamics; from the ocean’s role in climate change to the human impact on fisheries and coastline change; from ocean instruments and observatories to underwater robots.

The 2020 fellowship will be held from June 10 to 12 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. All Fellows receive a travel allowance, room and board for one week.

Successful candidates must have at least two years of writing, producing, or editing experience for a general-interest audience.

Freelancers, book authors and writers from nontraditional media may apply but should be able to show a substantial portfolio of work.

International journalists are encouraged to apply.

Applications close on April 17, 2020.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.whoi.edu/press-room/journalism-fellowship/