The Ferriss – UC Berkeley Psychedelic Journalism Fellowship offers fifteen $10,000 reporting grants per year to journalists reporting in-depth print and audio stories on the science, policy, business and culture of this new era of psychedelics. In addition to underwriting individual stories, the Fellowship aims to establish and nurture a new generation of journalists covering the frontlines of this rapidly changing field. We’re looking for big, underreported, narratively compelling stories placed in rich political, economic, scientific, and cultural contexts. We are committed to supporting journalists from diverse backgrounds and of all nationalities. The fellowship is a project of the U.C. Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics.
Although not required, a letter from a media outlet expressing interest in publishing or airing your story will substantially improve your chances of receiving a grant.
- Fellows will be chosen by a panel of working editors and journalists.
- We do not assign stories and cannot consult on proposals or story pitches before they are submitted. We do not accept proposals via email.
- Awards are intended to cover reporting costs and living expenses. We expect news organizations to pay journalists for their work once it is published or aired
Reporting grant applicants need to submit a well-researched and compelling story pitch, three published or aired work samples, a resume, and two letters of reference.
Official Website: The Ferriss – UC Berkeley Psychedelic Journalism Fellowship