Science Immersion Fellowship Focusing on Climate Change Impacts

Metcalf Institute, Kingston, Rhode Island

Date Posted November 26, 2019
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has warned that a 2 degree Celsius increase in global average temperatures will be a tipping point for life as we know it, triggering massive sea level rise, ecosystem shifts, and a greater frequency of extreme weather around the globe.  Many areas of the U.S. and other regions of the world have already reached or surpassed this amount of warming.

Do you have the tools to dig for stories and accurately report on local climate change impacts?

The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute is accepting applications for its 22nd Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists, June 7-12, 2020. The fellowship includes tuition, room and board, and travel support.

The Metcalf Institute Workshop provides journalists with hands-on experience and expertise from leading scientists, policymakers, and communicators who are working to project the impacts of climate change, identify adaptation measures, and investigate the most effective ways to communicate these challenges. It’s a unique and intense week of learning in the field, classroom and lecture hall for journalists who rarely get the time for in-depth study.

The Fellowship is designed for early- to mid-career, full-time journalists from all media who are looking to start or significantly expand their coverage of the environment. The application deadline is February 10, 2020. Click here to for the fellowship.



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