The Resilience Journalism Fellowship Program 2017

Deadline: 31 August 2017
Open to: mid-career journalists with background on environmental issues
Venue: New York City, NY, USA, October 22-27, 2017


This fall, up to 15 journalists will gather in New York City for six days of study and discussion as part of the new Resilience Journalism Fellowship at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

The program, scheduled for Oct. 22-27, will focus on the science of climate change and resilience — defined as a system’s capacity to absorb disturbance and still retain its basic function and structure.


The Resilience Fellowship is designed for mid-career journalists who have some background reporting on environmental issues as a staff reporter, producer, editor, or freelancer.  

Applicants should have at least five years of full-time professional experience. In special cases, we will consider less experienced applicants who have demonstrated outstanding journalistic achievement.

We are looking for journalists interested in improving both the quality and quantity of their coverage of climate resilience issues. We want journalists who will be active throughout the Fellowship, willing to take on the challenges we present.

We will consider applicants who fall into either of the following categories:

  • Journalists who are employed by a news organization or freelance full-time as writers, producers, editors, photographers, or multimedia reporters;
  • Journalism innovators whose ideas have potential to alter the journalism landscape in a fundamental way.

We encourage applications from international journalists who are proficient in speaking and writing English.


Our Fellows won’t just spend the week sitting in a classroom. We’ll be kayaking in Jamaica Bay, riding bicycles on city streets, and searching across New York for solutions to some of the world’s most difficult environmental problems.

  • The Fellowship grant covers lodging, tuition and reasonable travel costs, along with most meals;
  • Fellows will be required to complete readings before arriving in New York and will be expected to be active participants in all discussions during the program;
  • Financial support for the Resilience Fellowship program is provided by The Rockefeller Foundation.

How to apply?

Interested candidates can apply via the online application form.

If you have any questions, email Program Director Dale Willman or call him at 518-583-7247.

For more information please visit the official website.

Leave a Reply