Science Journalism Fellowship
The Science Journalism Fellowship is an annual competition open to professional journalists interested in geoscience stories. The fellowships enable reporters to follow scientists on location to report on ongoing research in the Earth, planetary or space sciences. Successful applicants receive up to €5000 to cover expenses related to their projects.
Rather than awarding a published piece of science reporting, EGU Science Journalism Fellowships distinguish themselves from other science journalism prizes by awarding innovative proposals to report on geoscientific research not yet in the public sphere. The award offers journalists the opportunity to follow geoscientists on location and 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.
The call for applications takes place in October–November each year, with the winners announced in December or in January of the following year. For more information on the fellowship, please check the 2015/2016 competition announcement or email the EGU Media and Communications Manager, Bárbara Ferreira, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past and present fellows:
- 2016: Terri Cook and Phil McKenna
- 2015: Mason Inman and Karl Urban
- Can fracking power Europe? (Nature), by Mason Inman
- 2014: Chelsea Wald
- Forensic science: The soil sleuth (Nature), by Chelsea Wald
- 2013: Kate Ravilious and Liz Kalaugher
- Kathmandu's earthquake nightmare (Cosmos), by Kate Ravilious
- Forecasting the fate of Arctic flora (Physics World), by Liz Kalaugher
- Arctic alpine plants may survive in 'micro refuges' as temperatures rise (The Guardian), by Liz Kalaugher
- Blog series: Vegetation research at Kilpisjärvi (Environmentalresearchweb), by Liz Kalaugher
- Sniffing out signs of an earthquake (GeoLog, the EGU blog), by Kate Ravilious
- People power (GeoLog, the EGU blog), by Kate Ravilious
- Vegetation research in Finnish Lapland: mountains, sunshine and reindeer (GeoLog, the EGU blog), by Liz Kalaugher
- 2012: Alex Witze and Jane Qiu
- An Island on Fire: The extraordinary story of Laki, the volcano that turned eighteenth-century Europe dark (Profile Books), by Alexandra Witze & Jeff Kanipe
- Mariners of the Lost Sea (Science), by Jane Qiu
- Pollutants Capture the High Ground in the Himalayas (Science), by Jane Qiu
- Hunting Laki (GeoLog, the EGU blog), by Alexandra Witze
- A sky-high view on pollution in the Himalayas (GeoLog, the EGU blog), by Jane Qiu