DEADLINE: MIT Environmental Solutions Journalism Fellowships

Event Date: 
April 28, 2024

Launched in spring 2021, the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative’s Journalism Fellowship supports freelance or staff journalists associated with U.S. local/regional newsrooms in developing a high-impact news project that connects local perspectives, values and priorities with climate change science and solutions. The Fellowship is part of ESI’s program to engage Americans, states and communities as they face climate impacts, solutions and an emerging low-carbon economy.

Fellowships provide scientific, design and financial support to outstanding journalists in support of longform or serial local reporting that opens conversations about climate change solutions and impacts.

Starting in June 2024, Fellows will participate in a four-month nonresident program that includes:

  • A multi-day virtual workshop* where Fellows will connect with MIT climate scientists, earth modeling researchers, political scientists, energy economists, and others;
  • Access to an editor to support project structure and packaging;
  • Training on using MIT’s extensive library databases, socioeconomic climate analyses, and other resources as requested;
  • Twice a month virtual cohort meetings (attendance is expected);
  • Republication of the project through MIT and partner channels; and
  • Stipends of $10,000 plus up to $5,000 for qualified expenses (ex., travel, multimedia development, hosting an event).

Deadline: Apr 28, 2024

Details and application.


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