Call for Proposals: EGU’s Science Journalism Fellowship 2023 (up to €5000)

A call for Proposals is currently open for the 2023 European Geoscience Union (EGU’s Science Journalism Fellowship up to €5000).

The European Geosciences Union EGU is now taking applications for the 12th edition of its Science Journalism Fellowship competition. The fellowships allow journalists to cover current Earth, planetary, or space science research in any European language, with successful applicants receiving up to €5000 to pay project-related costs.

The award offers journalists the opportunity to follow geoscientists on location to develop an in-depth understanding of their research questions, approaches, findings, and motivation. The aim of the fellowship is to promote excellence in geoscience reporting.

Journalists who are qualified and currently working are asked to submit proposals to cover current Earth, planetary, and space science research.

The 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.


EGU’s Science Journalism Fellowship include a total sum of €5000 to fund all or partial expenses related to their projects such as

  • travel-related costs,
  • flights and accommodation,
  • as well as expenses related to video, audio, or photography.

Additionally, the winner(s) will be invited, with travel expenses paid up to €1000, to attend the EGU General Assembly following the completion of their projects to discuss their experience following scientists on location.

Submission Process

Interested applicants are to submit the following documents for application:

  • A 2-page proposal: a working title, motivation, outline of the approach, provisional plan of work, and suggested publication outlets.
  • A 1-page summary of experience: an account of professional affiliations, previous experience, expertise, and acclaim.
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To apply for the EGU’s Science Journalism Fellowship 2023 (up to €5000), click here.

Deadline: June 16, 2023.

For more information about the EGU’s Science Journalism Fellowship 2023 (up to €5000), visit the official site.

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