The Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting at University of Rhode Island in Narragansett has opened the call for ten fellowships to attend the 18th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists: Global Change in Coastal Ecosystems. The workshop will be held from June 5 to 10, 2016.

Tten early- to mid-career journalists will be selected for the fellowship, which includes tuition, travel support, room and board.

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The workshop gives journalists opportunities to explore and understand the effects of human activities on coastal ecosystems. The 2016 Metcalf Fellows will:

  • Gain skills and confidence to translate scientific publications for public audiences;
  • Develop a greater familiarity with research methods and basic statistics;
  • Explore the development and use of sea level rise models for projecting impacts and responses;
  • Measure emerging aquatic contaminants, potentially harmful chemicals not currently monitored or regulated;
  • Conduct a fisheries survey aboard the URI research vessel;
  • Discuss the relationships between climate change and extreme weather;
  • Enjoy off-deadline interactions with scientists and cultivate contacts for future reporting.


The deadline to apply is February 5, 2016.

See the website of the Metcalfe Institute for info about eligibility and to apply.