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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 2017 competition announcement or email the EGU Media and Communications Manager, Bárbara Ferreira, at

Past and present fellows:
Overview of the first five years of the EGU Science Journalism Fellowship competition, featuring the winners and their projects