The 2019 European Geosciences Union Science Journalism Fellowships for International Students is open for applications. The opportunity is led by The European Geosciences Union (EGU) and the Science Journalism Fellowship goes up to €5,000.

The goal is to promote geoscience research reporting by allowing journalists to deep dive on location with scientists, developing a better understanding on Earth, planetary and space sciences topics.

More than one fellowship will be granted, and the award can be taken in Germany. The sum is mostly to cover the expenses of the project, rather than working as a salary.

Other benefits like assistance in liaising with scientists and attendance with expenses up to €1,000 covered to the EGU General Assembly once the project is completed, may apply.


  • Proposals from professional, active journalists to report on ongoing research within the Earth, planetary and space sciences.
  • Competitive proposals will:
    • Focus on a topic in the geosciences (including planetary and space sciences) with potential broad public appeal and within the remit of EGU’s scientific divisions,
    • Outline an original, well-informed approach to the subject,
    • And feature leading Europe-based researchers and/or have European relevance.
  • English language requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Cover of scholarship:

  • Up to €5,000 to cover projects related expenses. These may include travel, audiovisual and photography costs.
  • Up to €1,000 of travel expenses covered to attend the EGU General Assembly once the project is completed.
  • Assistance in liaising with scientists, when required.

Deadline for applications

December 6, 2018.

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