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The Economist invite applications for the 2018 Richard Casement internship.

They are looking for a would-be journalist to spend three months of the summer working on the newspaper in London, writing about science and technology.

Applicants should write a letter introducing themselves and an article of about 600 words that they think would be suitable for publication in the Science and Technology section. They should be prepared to come for an interview in London or New York.

A stipend of £2,000 a month will be paid to the successful candidate.

Applications must reach the Economist us by January 26th. These should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Oslo, Norway where the Abel Prize events take place in May 2018

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters would like to offer a travel scholarship to a British science journalist to visit Oslo for the Abel Prize events in May.

The Abel Prize

The Abel Prize was established by the Norwegian government in 2002 on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Niels Henrik Abel's birth. The Abel Prize recognizes contributions to the field of mathematics that are of extraordinary depth and influence.

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters awards the Abel Prize based on a recommendation from the Abel committee. The prize carries a cash award of 6 million NOK and has been awarded annually since 2003. 

In addition to honouring outstanding mathematicians, the Abel Prize contributes towards raising the status of mathematics in society and stimulating the interest of children and young people in mathematics. 

Among the projects that get support is the Norwegian Mathematical Olympiad and the Abel Symposium.

For more on the Abel Prize visit:

Science and Health Journalists: Get Your Hands On Research!

Apply by March 1 2018!

The MBL Logan Science Journalism Program in Woods Hole, Mass., offers journalists a chance to immerse themselves in hands-on biomedical or environmental research in one of the world’s most dynamic settings for scientific discovery. Room, board, course fees, and travel are covered for accepted fellows.

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Communications Officer to join the External Relations team at EMBL-EBI Hinxton (near Cambridge), UK. The contract is for a period of 3 years, but is renewable.

This is a key strategic post reporting to the Head of External Relations and working closely with the Directors and faculty at EMBL-EBI. 

The post requires the holder to build excellent working relationships with a wide variety of individuals within and outside the organisation, promoting the work of the organisation and raising awareness of its impact on society. 

Breakthroughs and insights now emerge regularly from the learning sciences. However, these insights are slow to be accepted and integrated into schools, family support systems, and the social consciousness in positive ways. Too often, new findings are either left to wilt in inaccessible academic journals, contorted by splashy headlines, or too complicated to lead to real policy changes.

This is why the Jacobs Foundation, together with the think tank New America and the International Congress on Infant Studies (ICIS) created a new fellowship: The Learning Sciences Exchange (LSX). The LSX aims to create a conversation between scientists, journalists, entertainers, and policy makers. The programme responds to the needs of all three sectors which are usually operating in isolation from each other.

The fellows hail from Europe and North America. Each participant enjoys time for cross-disciplinary thinking. Fellows have the opportunity to write about ways to bring ideas in learning sciences to fruition and how to communicate them with the greatest influence.

A team approach provides amazing opportunities for individuals to explore each other’s thinking from the perspective of the sector in which each is an expert. The team also comes to appreciate how each sector typically deals with new issues.

Apply here:

Closing Date: Thursday 15 February 2018


The Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program at MIT supports a global community of dedicated and thoughtful journalists specializing in science, health, technology and environmental reporting. KSJ@MIT is designed to recognize journalists who demonstrate a high level of professional excellence and accomplishment as well as a long-term commitment to their craft. Journalists from all countries compete on an equal basis and are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible for a KSJ@MIT Fellowship, applicants must:

• Be full-time journalists, whether on staff or freelance. Part-time writers or producers are not eligible.
• Have at least three full years of experience covering science, technology, the environment, or medicine.
• Be reporters, writers, editors, producers, illustrators, filmmakers, or photojournalists. This includes work for newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and digital media.

Application Process
The 2018-19 application cycle runs January 1, 2018, through February 28, 2018. Fellows are selected by a panel of distinguished science journalists. Semifinalists are chosen by the end of March. Ten finalists are notified of their successful fellowship status in late April. An announcement of the awardees is made in May.

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