Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship Program 2019, USA

Publish Date: Feb 06, 2019

Deadline: May 17, 2019

Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship

THe WHOI Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship is a one-week, residential experience open to professional science writers, producers, and editors working for print, broadcast, radio, and Internet media. Created in 2000, the program is designed to introduce science journalists to the interdisciplinary and wide-ranging fields of oceanography and ocean engineering.

Through seminars, laboratory visits, and brief field expeditions, 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. Topics 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 ideal candidates will 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 also be considered, but should be able to show a substantial portfolio of work.

WHOI covers travel expenses for all fellows and room and board for one week.

International journalists are welcome to apply. Please include English translations of your work samples.

Application Information

Applications are accepted starting February 1, 2019, and must be received by May 17, 2019.

There are two means of applying:  You may mail your completed application form and hard copies of required materials (postmarked no later than May 17, 2019) or apply online by filling out the online application form and uploading all of the required materials by the application deadline. 

Whether you apply online or via mail, all applications must include the following required materials:

  • Completed application form
  • Current CV or résumé
  • One page letter stating why you want to attend this program and what you hope to gain from it
  • Three samples of professional work, ideally completed within the past two years. (Uploaded articles should be in the form of PDFs or direct web links to specific work samples.
Applications must be postmarked by the deadline, and mailed to:

Erin Koenig
Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship
Mail Stop #16 
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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