Application Deadline: 17 June 2022.
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) has begun accepting applications for the 11th edition of its Science Journalism Fellowship competition. The fellowships enable journalists to report, in any European language, on ongoing research in the Earth, planetary or space sciences, with successful applicants receiving up to €5000 to cover expenses related to their projects. The deadline for applications is 17 June 2022.
EGU Science Journalism Fellowships differ from other science journalism prizes. Rather than awarding a published piece of science reporting, the EGU funds innovative proposals to report on geoscientific research not yet in the public sphere. The award offers journalists the opportunity to follow geoscientists on location to develop an in-depth understanding of their research questions, approaches, findings and motivation. The aim of the fellowship is to promote excellence in geoscience reporting.
Applications must be written in English and include the three criteria given above for competitive proposals. Two documents are required:
(a) A proposal (2 pages): a working title, motivation, outline of approach, provisional plan of work, and suggested publication outlets. This document must also include a detailed budget and an outline of the feasibility of completing the project on schedule and with the budget requested.
(b) A summary of experience (1 page): an account of professional affiliations, previous experience, expertise and acclaim.
To apply, interested journalists must fill in the online form at https://www.egu.eu/news/fellowship/form/, where applicants can upload the two PDF files (a) and (b), by 17 June 2022. Submissions by this deadline will be evaluated by a committee comprised of practicing geoscientists and science communicators. The EGU will inform applicants of the competition outcome in September 2022.
The EGU will not claim revenues from products resulting from the project, but should be given full access to them for further dissemination via its online channels. Further, the winners should make clear in their final products that they were supported through a Science Journalism Fellowship from the European Geosciences Union.
Official Website: The European Geosciences Unionv (EGU)