Deadline: April 10, 2023
Applications are open for the NileWell Scientist-Journalist Co-Production Fellowship Program 2023. InfoNile, through the NileWell platform, invites applications from journalists and scientists in the Nile Basin countries (Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Tanzania, Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan, DRC, Ethiopia and Rwanda) for a fellowship program running from May to December 2023 that will involve training, mentorship, and coproduction of communication outputs based on scientific research.
The co-production fellowship program seeks to improve the communication between the scientific community, the media,and audiences in the Nile Basin, including local communities, individuals and organizations working in the fields of water and environmental conservation, and policymakers.
This program also aims to facilitate collaboration between scientists and journalists working in or around water-related fields to enhance the media understanding of science and research. By partnering with each other, scientists and journalists will work together to make science more accessible, understandable, and engaging to each other and the public.
About the Workshop
16 participants (8 journalists and 8 scientists) will be selected and trained on biodiversity reporting, transboundary water resources reporting, science journalism, science communication, and data journalism during the fellowship program.
This program will entail an inception in-person residential training workshop for both scientists and journalists on how to work together effectively; follow-up online training and mentorship sessions on specific topics; collaborative projects between scientists and journalists to produce communication outputs; and events that bring scientists and journalists together to showcase their work with the general public.
During the program, participants will then co-produce communication outputs based on the scientists’ research such as stories, podcasts, Twitter threads, blog posts, short videos, MoJo videos and others.
- Open to professional journalist with an interest in reporting on water-related science.
- Scientists and researchers from different disciplines working on topics related to water and/or the environment can apply.
You will need to prepare:
- Your CV
- Information/links to the research you plan to communicate (if you are a scientist)
- Related research studies you have done in the past (if you are a scientist)
- Links to any scientific communication you have produced in the past, such as science stories, blog posts or social media posts especially on water and environmental topics(if you are a journalist)
For more information, visit NileWell Scientist-Journalist Co-Production Fellowship.