EGU Science Journalism Fellowships 2019

Deadline: 6 December 2018
Open to: professional, active journalists
Benefits: EUR5000


The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is now accepting applications for the 8th edition of its Science Journalism Fellowship competition.

EGU Science Journalism Fellowships differ from other science journalism prizes. Rather than awarding a published piece of science reporting, the EGU funds innovative proposals to report on geoscientific research not yet in the public sphere. The award offers journalists the opportunity to follow geoscientists on location and to develop an in-depth understanding of their research questions, approaches, findings and motivation. The aim of the fellowship is to promote excellence in geoscience reporting.

The winning journalist(s) should publish at least one substantial item reporting on their project(s). Products could include text (such as a feature article in print or electronic media, or a book), radio stories, video/multimedia or photo features, and may be published in any European language. They encourage candidates to choose a combination of traditional publications and social media, blogs and multimedia outlets for their stories. The winning project(s) should be completed within 12 months of the date of the award.


EGU Science Journalism Fellowships are open to professional, active journalists, and they are able to report in any European language.


The EGU may award single or multiple fellowships, with a total of up to EUR 5000 allocated between the selected candidates. The award is not to function as a salary or to cover applicant’s wages, but rather to fund all or partial expenses related to their projects. The award can, for example, cover travel-related costs, such as flights and accommodation, as well as expenses related to video, audio or photography. Winner(s) will receive part of the award in advance and part upon successful completion of their project(s). If required, they will also receive assistance in liaising with scientists. In addition, the winner(s) will be invited, with travel expenses paid up to EUR 1000, to attend the EGUGeneral Assembly following completion of their projects to discuss their experience following scientists on location.

How to apply?

In order to apply, click here to fill the form.

For further information, please visit the official website.