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AAAS-EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters

The EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters support excellence in science communication globally, with a focus on developing regions and emerging economies.

Each year, the Fellowship program brings early-career science reporters to the AAAS Annual Meeting, where they may cover breaking news at the largest general science conference in the world and gain valuable experience among their peers.

The Fellowships are supported by AAAS and EurekAlert! and cover travel and accommodation at the Annual Meeting.

The focus of the 2016 Fellowships is China and India. See the 2016 news release for more details.

Previous fellowship winners have represented news organizations from Africa, Central and South America, the Middle East, and China.

Improving public literacy in science has never been as important as it is now [...], and there is a lot science reporters in China can benefit from their counterparts in the West. This is where this fellowship can make the most welcome contribution.

Zixue Tai, University of Kentucky

The fellowship is a rare opportunity to report on scientific developments as they occur in real time [and] have a huge impact on changing my style of reporting for the better and cater to my personal growth as well.

Maitri Porecha, Daily News and Analysis

The fellowship will give me more opportunities to communicate with scientists from other countries and to understand their thoughts, their views towards issues in science, and their expectations.

Sijie Ni, China Science Daily

[The AAAS Annual Meeting is] the collision of ideas and theories of a plethora of authoritative scientists, and perhaps the very precursor to the next world-changing discovery.

Zhang Miao, Xinhua News Agency

The application period for the 2016 Fellowships is now closed.

Application requirements:

  • Complete application form
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of employment and length of service with an accredited news media outlet
  • Deadline Extended: 11:59pm US Eastern Time, 1 November 2015

Eligible applicants will be invited to submit a brief essay, news clips and a letter of recommendation. Applicants must be able to attend the 2016 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, 11-15 February 2016.


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