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Applications now open for early-career Latin American science journalists to receive EurekAlert! Fellowships and attend the AAAS Annual Meeting

Grant and Award Announcement

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

EurekAlert! Fellowship Winners (2 of 6)

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The EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters are back and now accepting applications from early-career Latin American science journalists. Two fellows will be selected to receive travel funding from EurekAlert! to attend the 2024 AAAS Annual Meeting, taking place February 15-17, 2024 in Denver, Colorado. Learn more about who is eligible and how to apply on our website. The application deadline is October 5, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. US Eastern Time.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society, and the AAAS Annual Meeting brings together the international community of scientists, policymakers, educators, journalists, and science communicators to discuss cutting-edge research at the intersection of science, technology, policy, and society.

Fellowship winners receive newsroom credentials to the AAAS Annual Meeting with access to news briefings, media availabilities, press receptions, and other exclusive events, offering early-career journalists the opportunities to meet and network with meeting attendees. In addition, winners will be able to attend all scientific sessions, plenary talks, and exhibits at the AAAS Annual Meeting.

Applicants must meet these requirements to be eligible for the fellowship:

  • No more than five (5) years of experience as a professional science reporter or freelancer
  • Based in the following countries: Argentina; Belize; Bolivia; Brazil; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; Uruguay
  • Meet EurekAlert!'s journalist-member eligibility guidelines
  • Be able to travel to a future AAAS Annual Meeting within the next two (2) years:
    • 2024 AAAS Annual Meeting: February 15-17, 2024, in Denver, Colorado, USA
    • 2025 AAAS Annual Meeting: TBA

Applications must include all of the following:

  • Proof of staff employment or freelance status and length of service (five years or fewer) with an accredited news media outlet (What is an accredited news media outlet?)
  • Three (3) original, bylined science reporting work samples published between January 1, 2022, to present
  • Brief essay (in your preferred language)

Optional: Letter of recommendation from an editor, senior reporter, or other journalism mentor 

Applicants who do not meet the eligibility requirements listed above and incomplete applications will not be considered for the fellowship.


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