A journalism fellowship on Atmospheric Research

The fellowship is open to international journalists. Because of the small budget, they generally only take one or two, but the applications are welcome (You can apply online).

The fourth annual National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Journalism Fellowship will run from 6 – 10 June 2011. The NCAR Journalism Fellowship introduces journalists to atmospheric and Earth system sciences.

In addition to visiting NCAR, journalists will spend a day with researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). At NCAR and NREL, Fellows will have an opportunity to learn about topics such as climate change; severe weather; wind, solar and other renewable energy technologies; sun and solar storms (including impacts of space weather on Earth); environmental-societal interactions (such as the influence of climate on disease transmission); and applied science (such as pinpointing turbulence for commercial planes and using long-range weather forecasts to help protect vulnerable communities). NCAR Journalism Fellows will gain access to exciting new Earth science research findings through seminars and meetings with scientists, laboratory visits, and a first-hand look at research tools that include planes, supercomputers, solar cells, and wind turbines.

Our program is a five-day, residential experience open to professional writers, producers, and editors working for print, broadcast, and online media. NCAR will cover costs including airfare, hotel, transport to-from the Denver Airport and Boulder, as well as a daily meal stipend for the selected NCAR Journalism Fellows. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of writing, producing, or editing experience for a general-interest audience. Freelancers, book authors, and writers from nontraditional media may be considered, but should be able to show a substantial portfolio of work.

Application Deadline: Friday, 8 April 2011

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