This year the Falling Walls Foundation is offering two types of Fellowships for science journalists: The Falling Walls Science Fellowship for journalists and the Berlin Science Week Fellowship. The following are the requirements for both opportunities. Candidates are advised to carefully specify in their motivation letters which fellowship they are applying for.
Falling Walls Science Fellowship for Journalists
Date: 7–10 November 2019
Number of places: 10
Program: The Fellows get the opportunity to attend all Falling Walls events on 8 and 9 November (Falling Walls Lab, Falling Walls Venture, Falling Walls Engage and the Falling Walls Conference)
The fellowship includes travel expenses (economy class), hotel accommodation for 3 nights, conference fees and meals (breakfast at the hotel, catering during the Falling Walls events).
Eligibility: The Falling Walls Science Fellowship for Journalists is targeting journalists and bloggers with at least three years of experience who hope to advance their knowledge in the area of sciences. Freelance and full-time journalists or bloggers can apply. Professionals in fields such as research, teaching, public relations, and advertising are not eligible. The applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of professional journalism/blogging experience in which they have written about science topics.
Berlin Science Week Fellowship
Date: 6–10 November 2019
Number of places: 10
Program: The Berlin Science Week Fellows are invited to attend events of the fourth Berlin Science Week as well as the program of the Falling Walls Conference (Falling Walls Lab, Venture, Engage, Welcome Reception on 8 November and Conference on 9 November). The Fellowship Program is a great possibility to connect with Berlin-based and international scientific institutions and to network with colleagues from all over the world. The program also includes a guided tour to selected scientific institutions in Berlin and participation in the Berlin Science Award ceremony on 7 November, hosted by the Governing Mayor of Berlin.
The fellowship includes hotel accommodation for 4 nights (including breakfast), free tickets to the Falling Walls events on 8/9 November, free meals during the events and participation at the Berlin Science Week. Please note: The fellowship does not cover travel expenses to and from Berlin.
Eligibility: Science journalists with a minimum of three years of professional journalism/blogging experience in which they have written about science topics.
More info on Berlin Science Week: https://berlinscienceweek.com/
Applications for both fellowships can be submitted via this link.