DEADLINE: The Open Notebook Early-Career Fellowship Program

Event Date: 
October 31, 2023

Every year, The Open Notebook offers a paid, part-time, remote fellowship program for early-career science journalists (less than three years of regular professional science writing experience). 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. This fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, which has supported this program since 2012.

Stipend: $6,000

During this fellowship, each fellow will pitch, report, and write four articles for publication at The Open Notebook—a mix of “story behind the story” interviews and reported features. They will have weekly phone or video meetings with a mentor who is an experienced science journalist and who will help them shape story ideas, provide reporting and writing guidance, edit fellows’ article drafts, and offer general craft and career-development advice and guidance.

The upcoming fellowship period is March 11, 2024–January 11, 2025. In arranging fellowships, we can work around issues such as graduate program completion dates, other journalism fellowships or internships, family responsibilities, and work visa approvals processes.

We are now accepting applications for the 2023 fellowship year. Deadline: October 31, 2023.

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