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Sharon Begley – Science Reporting Fellowship for Journalists

Status: Closed

  • Fellowships

Organisation: STAT

Deadline: 06/05/2022

Location: United States of America

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    – An applicant must be residing in the U.S. and live in, or be willing to relocate to, the Boston area.
    – Applicants must have some previous journalism experience; between six months and five years is desirable.
    – Previous work as a science writer is not required. In compliance with federal law, fellows will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
  • Funding amount:  $75,000
  • Category: Fellowship 
  • Target countries: US
  • Application languages: English

The Sharon Begley-STAT Science Reporting Fellowship aims to serve as a model for expanding racial diversity in science journalism that could be replicated at other publications. Science journalism reflects the structural and systemic inequities in our society, with Black, Hispanic/Latinx, and Indigenous reporters often not getting the same opportunities as white reporters to gain experience.

The nine-month fellowship is intended for early-career U.S. journalists from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the profession and will prepare them for a successful career in science journalism. It combines a paid reporting position at STAT with an educational component provided through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s prestigious Knight Science Journalism program.

See here to learn more and apply.

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