The National Institute for Climate Education (NICE) invites applications to the 2019-20 NICE Journalism Fellowship Program, which supports journalism that conveys the fundamental facts of climate science and climate solutions. This Fellowship Program is open to applicants working in any medium, including print, photo, radio, podcast, and video. Topics may include any aspect of climate change, including the interaction of climate change with traditional journalistic beats, such as business, finance, politics, international relations, agriculture, food, culture, etc.
Each Fellow will receive a $4000 stipend and will have expenses reimbursed up to $1000 in support of one or more pieces of climate journalism to be produced during the Fellowship. To enhance the scientific and journalistic underpinnings of the reporting, Fellows will be matched with NICE faculty from UC Berkeley's School of Journalism, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, and Graduate School of Education, and Fellows will attend a handful of meetings with those faculty.
Fellows are encouraged to pursue publication of the produced works. To ensure public access to the journalism, NICE retains the right to freely disseminate the works within thirty days of publication or within ninety days of the end of the fellowship, whichever comes first.
To apply, email a CV and a 1-page proposal to email@example.com. The proposal should describe a piece of climate journalism to be completed during the fellowship, and how it could communicate within it one or more of the basic facts described at niceclimate.org. Graduate students in UC Berkeley's School of Journalism are particularly encouraged to apply, although all applications from members of the UC Berkeley community will be considered. Applications are due September 15, 2019. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.