FRONTIERS opens new call for science journalism in residency programme

FRONTIERS opens new call for science journalism in residency programme

Today, the FRONTIERS Science Journalism Initiative opens the second call for applications for its science journalism in residency programme. The application period will remain open until the 25th of September 2024, at 17:00 CEST.

Funded by the European Research Council (ERC), this initiative offers science journalists the opportunity to develop independent journalism while spending three to five months in a host research institution, located in an EU Member State or a country associated with the EU’s Horizon Europe Programme. The residency proposals are expected to focus on ongoing frontier research projects and involve scientists working at the forefront of knowledge, in any scientific domain.

Science journalists who have already identified a host institution are invited to apply via the FRONTIERS website. Applications must include the journalistic proposal for the residency period and commitment letters from both the applicant and the host institution. Research institutions willing to host science journalists are also encouraged to express their interest in being listed in the database of research projects and institutions that is available to prospective applicants on the project’s website.

The programme is open to journalists from around the globe, working with diverse media formats and at various stages of their careers. Applicants who have applied to the first round and were not selected for residency are invited to reapply.

In the first application round, seven journalists from Spain, Slovakia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, and Croatia were selected. Their FRONTIERS Residencies – hosted by institutions in Spain, Germany, Finland, Norway, Denmark, and Croatia – will take place in the coming months.

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