Jobs & Awards
Supporting ambitious field investigations focused on understanding of the climate
The French Association of Science Journalists (AJSPI) and the BNP Paribas Foundation launched their first climate investigation grant for European science journalists. The climate investigation grant was created in 2018 with the aim of supporting ambitious field investigations focused on understanding the climate, adaptation to climate change, or on different mitigation strategies. It also aims to encourage transnational, collaborative and transmedia projects. It is exclusively reserved for professionals (print, radio, TV, web...), members of a national association of science journalists, based in Europe. There is no linguistic restriction on the language in which the winning projects are subsequently published.
16 projects, 26 journalists and 14 European countries
For this first edition of the Climate Grant Investigation, 16 projects were submitted by 26 journalists from 14 different countries. The jury was very impressed with the quality of the grant proposals. It proved that science reporters from all across the East, West, North and South of Europe are finding intriguing and powerful stories to tell about climate change.
The winners were announced on July 8th, during the 5th European Conference of Science Journalists, in Toulouse (France):
EUSJA has confirmed a study trip to Berlin Science Week with the participation of the Falling Walls Conference. We are offering a fellowship for 10 journalists to visit Berlin from 6 to 10 November 2018. Science journalists are invited to attend events of the third Berlin Science Week and the programme of the Falling Walls Conference (Falling Walls Lab, Venture, Welcome Reception on 8 November and Conference on 9 November), to connect with Berlin based and international scientific institutions and to meet with colleagues from all over the world. The programme also includes a guided tour to selected scientific institutions in Berlin and participation in the Berlin Science Award ceremony on 7 November, hosted by the Governing Mayor of Berlin. More detailed programme will follow.
Are you a bright, creative writer that is passionate about telling scientific stories? If so, then BioStrata might be the right place for you. We’re a fast-paced, rapidly growing, international agency where you can put your scientific knowledge, creativity and writing skills to good use. You don’t need to have any previous marketing experience, but a passion for science writing is crucial. Previous experience in commercial science writing would be an advantage, but is not essential for this entry-level role.
Trilateral Research, a London-based enterprise, specialising in research and the provision of strategic, policy and regulatory advice on new technologies, is seeking to engage one or more experts in dissemination, exploitation and communications. The candidates will be expected to work on Trilateral projects in both the public and private sectors. For more information on our projects, see http://trilateralresearch.co.uk/work/#projects
The candidate should be an expert in dissemination, exploitation and communications, from identifying stakeholders to developing and implementing strategies and plans for increasing awareness and stakeholder take-up of project results.
The post-holder will be expected to liaise with project partners and stakeholders across the EU and internationally and to deliver high quality research and project outputs in a collaborative and supportive research-intensive environment.
MA Travel and Nature Writing, BATH SPA UNIVERSITY
- For any writer inspired by places, people and wildlife, who wants to be published.
- Based on actual experiences in the field, including encounters with places, people and wildlife.
- Provides context of the history, background and genres of travel and nature writing over time.
- Focuses on getting your writing into a wide range of media and outlets.
Do you enjoy writing about people, places and wildlife? Are you interested in environmental issues in Britain and around the world? Would you like to be published, and make a living as a travel or nature writer?
The Bureau Chief for Nature will manage part of the team of award-winning reporters and editors that produce outstanding reported content across all of Nature’s digital and print platforms. You will be committed to, and responsible for, producing thought-leading, authoritative, analytical news articles, for an international audience of researchers and science stakeholders around the world. You will have particular responsibility for coverage of Europe, and for overseeing reporters and editors in this region.