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Early-Career Fellowship Program

Status: Closed

  • Fellowships

Organisation: The Open Notebook

Deadline: 31/10/2022

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    – The fellowship is open to early-career science journalists with less than two years of regular professional science writing experience.
    – International applicants are welcome. Materials translated into English from another language are acceptable.
  • Type of funding: Fellowship
  • Target countries: Worldwide
  • Application language: English

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.

Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate:

  • A strong intention to work primarily as a professional science journalist
  • Some training and/or experience writing about science for the general public (it does not have to be extensive)
  • Some understanding of the science journalism profession, the challenges science journalists commonly face, and the ways in which you would like to grow as a science journalist
  • Familiarity with The Open Notebook and the types of topics they tend to cover
  • An ability to generate good story ideas suitable for The Open Notebook
  • Strong writing ability (If English is not your first language, The Open Notebook does not take this into consideration and does not expect flawless writing. However, for a successful experience in this fellowship you must have a fairly high level of proficiency in English.)

See here to learn more and apply.

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