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Science Immersion Fellowship applications due February 6

February 1st, 2017 All Day - February 7th, 2017

Application Deadline One Week Away

Journalists have until Monday, February 6, 2017 to apply for Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting’s 19th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists: Global Change in Coastal Ecosystems, June 4 – 9, 2017. Ten early- to mid-career journalists will be selected for the fellowship, which includes tuition, travel support, and room and board, thanks to the generosity of private donors and the Metcalf Institute endowment. Two of the ten slots will be awarded to internationally based journalists. 

About the Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists

The Workshop is held at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography  one of the nation’s premier research institutions and home to Metcalf Institute.  Using the world’s best-studied estuary, Narragansett Bay, as a living laboratory, the workshop gives journalists opportunities to explore and understand the effects of human activities on coastal ecosystems. In the field, lab, and classroom, Metcalf Fellows will:

  • Gain a greater understanding of how scientists conduct research
  • Develop the skills and confidence to translate scientific publications for general audiences
  • Build confidence in their abilities to discern the credibility of scientific sources
  • Acquire the skills needed to comb through complex scientific data to break stories on a range of science and environmental topics
  • Conduct a fisheries survey aboard a URI research vessel
  • Interact with leading researchers, policy experts in an informal, off-deadline atmosphere to cultivate new sources
  • Network and develop lasting relationships with journalists from around the globe

 

  

About Metcalf Institute

Metcalf Institute is a globally recognized leader in providing environmental science training for journalists. The Institute also offers communication workshops for scientists, science resources for journalists and free public lectures on environmental topics. Metcalf Institute was established at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography in 1997 with funding from three media foundations: the Belo Corporation, the Providence Journal Charitable Foundation and the Philip L. Graham Fund, with additional support from the Telaka Foundation. Metcalf programming is underwritten by federal and foundation grants, as well as private donations managed by the University of Rhode Island Foundation.

 

Contact:

Karen Southern

Director of Communications

University of Rhode Island

Graduate School of Oceanography

218 South Ferry Road