In partnership with KSJ@MIT and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, new STAT Fellowship recognizes and supports underrepresented early career U.S. science journalists.
Twenty-one distinguished journalists will pursue a diverse range of projects related to science, health, technology, and the environment.
Despite the pain and disruption of the pandemic, the fellows have continued to pursue ambitious journalism projects since departing MIT.
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.
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.
In light of concerns related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the program will defer its academic fellowships to 2021-22, awarding up to 20 project fellowships in the interim.