A limited number of fellowships are available for 2011. Applicants must be professional science journalists, editors, or producers with at least two years experience. Preference will be given to print or broadcast journalists with staff positions, although freelancers will be considered.
Staff seniority is not a criterion. A basic knowledge of biological principles and methods is advantageous, but is not essential. Participation in a Hands-On Laboratory course will be waived for applicants with advanced degrees in biology or extensive laboratory training or fellowship alumni who have previously completed a Biomedical or Environmental Hands-On Course.
Journalists who previously participated in the Biomedical Hands-On Laboratory Course are eligible to apply for the Environmental Hands-On Laboratory Course. Journalists who previously participated in the Environmental Hands-On Course are eligible to apply for the Biomedical Course.
Applications from minority group members and women are strongly encouraged.