DEADLINE: WHOI Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship

Event Date: 
August 13, 2021

Check in late March for information on the Fall 2023 program.

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is now accepting applications for its annual Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship program, which will be held Oct 18-22, 2021. Deadline is Aug 13.

WHOI’s Ocean Science Journalism (OSJ) Fellowship offers professional science writers, producers, and editors working for print, broadcast, radio, and digital media the residential experience at a leading ocean research institution. Created in 2000, the program is designed to introduce science journalists to the interdisciplinary and wide-ranging fields of oceanography and ocean engineering.

Four and a half days packed with lectures, seminars, laboratory sessions and ventures out in the field, the fellowship gives participants the chance to gain access to new insight on fundamental ocean-related areas of research, including engineering, marine biology, geology and geophysics, marine chemistry and geochemistry, and physical oceanography.

The ideal candidates will have at least two years of writing, producing, or editing experience for a general-interest audience. Preference to those with a scientific background or science-focused beat.

WHOI covers room and board during the program. Fellows will receive a travel allowance of $1,200.

International decline notice: Remaining in line with current ongoing COVID-19 restriction guidelines set by the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, WHOI regrets to inform that it is not accepting international applications for the Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship at this time.

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