[THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED.]
Selected fellows will receive a $1500 stipend, a crash course in science writing, and up to $1000 to attend a science writer’s conference in San Antonio.
HBCU students are being offered that rare opportunity to get paid while learning, thanks to HBSciU’s Science Writing Fellowship. Funded by a generous grant from the National Association of Science Writers, the fellowship is open to any interested HBCU student.
Three fellows will be selected from the pool of applicants; each will receive a $1500 prize, a one-on-one crash course in science writing from a professional science journalist, and up to $1000 in travel and registration expenses to attend the ScienceWriters2016 conference to be held this October in San Antonio.
From May to July, fellows will craft three news stories about research programs or scientific findings at their own or another HBCU institution. The stories will be published on HBSciU.com. Fellows do not need to relocate to participate in the program. All program obligations can be fulfilled remotely, at the student’s home institution. Fellows should expect to spend roughly the equivalent of two days per month completing their writing duties.
Registration is open for a limited time—from 1 March to 18 April, 2016. HBCU and HBCU-supporting administrators and staff are strongly encouraged to spread the word.
The HBSciU Science Writing Fellowship is funded in full by a grant from the National Association of Science Writers. Reference to any specific commercial product, process, or service does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement of or recommendation by the National Association of Science Writers, and any views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the National Association of Science Writers.