The International Development Research Centre is offering a full-time, fully-funded science journalism fellowship to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
Who is eligible?
The successful applicant will be at an early stage of his/her career, with at least three years experience as a journalist. Subject to obtaining the right to work in the UK, he/she will receive training in the London office of the leading international scientific journal Nature and spend between two to four months in a developing country as a science reporter.
Candidates must have a keen interest in science and technology, particularly relating to development and excellent English language skills.
Number, Value, and Duration of Awards
– A maximum of one award with a value of up to CA$54,000, is available this year. The award covers travel, living expenses, and research expenses, visa costs, in London and in the country of research. The award will also cover the travel and living expenses for participation at a conference in aid of professional development as a journalist.
– The duration of the award will be between four (4) and eight (8) months.
To apply, please send one email to cta //at// idrc.ca (IDRC’s Fellowships and Awards’ email address).
The email must contain the following attachments in PDF or word DOC format only (or links to material online):
– a covering letter explaining your suitability for the fellowship and your eligibility to work in the UK
– a resume
– three recent examples of written journalism
The subject heading in your email must be:
“IDRC-Nature Science Journalism Award – YOUR LAST NAME, YOUR FIRST NAME.”
Your email must be received at cta //at// idrc.ca by August 31, 2010.