The fellowship’s goal is to better diversify the ranks of science and health journalists and to foster broader and more inclusive coverage of science.
Up to 20 remote fellowships will be awarded, with applications due by Sunday, June 6th, 2021.
Due to ongoing risks posed by the pandemic, the program will once again remotely support projects of up to 20 U.S. journalists in lieu of its traditional in-person fellowship.
The program expects the usual fellowship application process to be renewed next year.
The award will recognize one outstanding work of local or regional science journalism with a $5,000 prize.
The journalists will delve into an array of issues, including racial bias and race-based health disparities, institutional responses to Covid-19, and the myriad impacts of climate change.