Sunday, 15 August 2010

Canada:IDRC-Nature Science Journalism Award

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
To apply, please send one email to (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.”
The deadline
Your email must be received at by August 31, 2010.
Commencement of award
Fall 2010
About IDRC

IDRC is a Canadian Crown corporation that works in close collaboration with researchers from the developing world in their search for the means to build healthier, more equitable and more prosperous societies. Further details about IDRC can be found at:
About Nature
Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology, and is the world's most highly cited interdisciplinary science journal. It has an international news team covering the latest science, policy and funding news in both online and print formats.

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