Two fellowships to work on the story behind the best science stories

The Open Notebook/Burroughs Wellcome Fund is accepting applications for two four-month fellowships for early-career science writers, respectively beginning on November 15, 2014 and on March 15, 2015.

During the fellowship period, fellows will produce a total of five articles for publication at The Open Notebook—a mix of “story behind the story” interviews, reported features, and other resources, with the guidance of a mentor who will help shape story ideas, provide reporting and writing guidance as needed, and edit final copy. The fellowship will be remote and will be part-time. Thanks to a generous grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, each fellow will receive a stipend of $1,800.

Schermata 2014-10-15 alle 09.28.38The fellowship is open to early-career science writers with fewer than two years of professional science writing experience. (Internships and student work do not count toward this requirement). Graduate students interested in science writing are eligible. Prospective fellows must be available to devote sufficient time to completing articles as specified in the fellowship description.

The deadline for applications is midnight (Central US time), October 27, 2014.

All the details, and the instructions to apply are available on the website of The Open Notebook.