Hands-on workshop includes travel support, tuition, room and board, and the opportunity to gain great contacts, new sources & career-changing science knowledge

The application deadline for Metcalf Institute’s 17th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists: Global Change in Coastal Ecosystems is February 6, 2015. Apply for the workshop at www.metcalfinstitute.org/training/awj.The workshop will be held June 712, 2015, at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, one of the nation’s premier oceanographic research institutions.  Ten journalists will be selected for the fellowship, which includes travel support, tuition, room and board, and career-changing professional training, thanks to the generosity of private donors and the Metcalf Institute endowment.

Journalists awarded 2015 Metcalf fellowships will:

  • Spend an intensive week with scientists and regulatory experts in the field, lab and conference table;
  • Gain a greater familiarity with research methods and basic statistics;
  • Measure emerging contaminants, potentially harmful chemicals not currently monitored or regulated;
  • Conduct a fisheries survey aboard the URI research vessel Cap’n Bert;
  • Explore the development and use of sea level rise models for climate change adaptation;
  • Attend lectures featuring top national researchers, policy makers and science communicators;
  • Enjoy off-deadline interactions with scientists and cultivate contacts for future reporting;
  • Gain skills and confidence to translate scientific publications for public audiences.
Eligibility
Early to mid-career journalists from all media with a strong interest in improving and expanding their coverage of environmental topics and a desire to gain a better understanding of scientific research methods through field and lab work are invited to apply. The fellowship includes room, board, tuition, and up to US$500 in travel support paid after the program. Applicants from outside the U.S. must include a written statement indicating that they can secure full travel funds and obtain the appropriate visa.Applications for the 2015 Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists must be postmarked or emailed by February 6, 2015. For more information and to apply, visit www.metcalfinstitute.org/training/awj or click here

Contact:
Karen Southern

Director of Communications

Metcalf Institute
University of Rhode Island
Graduate School of Oceanography
218 South Ferry Road
Narragansett, RI 02882

karen_southern@uri.edu