The FRONTIERS Info Day will be held on 15 February 2024, at 16h00 (CET).
The FRONTIERS team will present the project and the Residency Program for Science Journalists and answer questions from the audience. Béatrice Thiry, Communication Officer at the European Research Council (ERC) will also join the FRONTIERS Info Day to present ERC’s vision for a Science Journalism Initiative.
How to register: write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live-stream: FRONTIERS YouTube Channel (/@FRONTIERS_media). The recording will be available on the FRONTIERS’ channel after the end of the event.
FRONTIERS, the science journalism initiative funded by the European Research Council (ERC), opens today the first call for science journalists’ residencies. The residencies will allow science journalists to spend three to five months in a frontier research team at a host institution in an EU Member State or a country associated with the EU’s Horizon Europe Programme. Applications will remain open until the 5th of March 2024, at 17:00 CET.
The FRONTIERS residency program is available to science journalists of all nationalities, working with various media formats, and at different career stages. Applicants should submit a detailed project proposal, as well as work samples, recommendation letters and commitment letters from them and the host institution.
Selected journalists will have the opportunity to delve into research institutions, pursue independent reporting ideas of frontier research topics across various scientific disciplines, and participate in training sessions. A monthly allowance of up to €6,000 will support the FRONTIERS fellows during the residencies.
Four annual calls for residencies are envisaged between 2023 and 2026. Science journalists who have identified a potential host institution are invited to submit their applications at the FRONTIERS website. Research institutions and research centres willing to host science journalists are also invited to express their interest in becoming host institutions.
For more information, visit the Call for Applications page.