Metcalf Institute’s Annual Science Immersion Workshop is for full-time professional journalists who work in any medium or combination of media.
The 23rd Annual Workshop fellowship is geared to early- and mid-career journalists looking to start or expand coverage of climate change, who need to understand the practice of research and topics relating to climate change science, impacts and adaptation to achieve this goal. Applicants should aim to clearly demonstrate these specific needs in their application materials. The Metcalf Annual Workshop is designed to bolster Fellows’ understanding of science to improve science-based reporting; therefore applicants do not need a science background.
Among the items considered in selecting Fellows are the applicant’s expressed commitment to accurate, science-based coverage of environmental topics and apparent editorial support for publication/broadcast of the applicant’s environmental reporting after the fellowship. Metcalf Institute’s selection process strives to maximize diversity of each Annual Workshop class with regard to race and ethnicity, gender, medium, geography, and journalism experience.
The deadline for applications for the 23rd Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists is 11:59 p.m EST on Sunday, February 14, 2021.
The Metcalf fellowship application package has three required parts: an application form, a resume, and professional references via an online form.
Applications are submitted electronically and used only to evaluate applicants for the 23rd Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. All application forms, resumes and references must be submitted in English; application packages in languages other than English will not be reviewed.
Applicants must complete the application form and send the enclosures no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Sunday, February 14, 2021, to be considered for a fellowship.
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Applications are submitted via SurveyMonkey. Be advised that some web browsers do not enable you to exit and re-enter SurveyMonkey to continue with your application. Therefore, applicants are strongly encouraged to view the sample application in pdf in advance in order to be prepared to complete the application in a single online session.
The application requires that you select two samples of your reporting (or up to 15 photographs for photojournalists) that have been published or aired by a news outlet within the past 24 months (or 3 years for photojournalists). The original date and venue of publication or broadcast must be easily identifiable. You may choose samples from different media and/or outlets. All samples must be in English or an English translation must be provided to email@example.com as part of the application package. Links to work samples must be fully functional and the samples must be accessible without a paywall.
Any issues with completing or submitting the application form or work samples should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately and no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Sunday, February 14, 2021. Application forms must be submitted by midnight EST, Sunday, February 14, 2021, to be considered for a 2021 Metcalf fellowship.
Send your resume as a PDF document–listing all positions you have held as a professional journalist, including freelance work–with a clear indication of the your first and last name in the subject line to email@example.com no later than 11:59 p.m. Sunday, February 14, 2021, U.S. Eastern Daylight Time, to be considered for a fellowship.
Two professional references are required via a Metcalf Workshop Reference Form. These two people should be able to evaluate the potential impacts of the Metcalf fellowship on your work and your news audience(s). One reference form must be completed by your current immediate supervisor or, for freelancers, an editor who has most recently worked with you. Applicants should direct authors of their professional references to this page for access to the Metcalf Workshop Reference Form.
Your professional references must be completed by 11:59 p.m. EST, Sunday, February 14, 2021, for your application to be considered for a fellowship.
All application materials for the 23rd Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST, Sunday, February 14, 2021.