Sharon Begley-Science Reporting Fellowship: A Pioneering Opportunity for Early-Career Journalists from Underrepresented Groups

STAT launches fellowship for science reporting [in the United States]

In the United States, there is an exciting opportunity for early-career journalists from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to further their careers in science journalism. The Sharon Begley-Science Reporting Fellowship, a yearlong program offered by STAT, is designed to prepare journalists for a successful career in this field.

The fellowship will run from mid-July 2024 to mid-July 2025 at STAT’s Boston office. The selected fellow will have the chance to work alongside experienced science and health reporters and editors, reporting and writing articles for STAT.

In addition to gaining valuable experience and mentorship, the fellow will be compensated with a salary of $75,000, health insurance, 10 days of vacation, and standard holidays off. This fellowship is an excellent opportunity for aspiring science journalists to make a meaningful impact in the field while furthering their careers.

The fellowship is named after Sharon Begley, an esteemed science writer for STAT who passed away in January 2021 at the age of 64. Her legacy lives on through this fellowship which aims to continue her work and support future generations of science journalists.

Interested candidates have until April 26th to submit their applications for this prestigious fellowship opportunity. Apply now to take the next step in your career in science journalism!

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