Fellowships, Marine Biological Laborary (Temporary, Exotic Locales)

Job Title:
Science Journalism Fellowships, Marine Biological Laboratory

Job Locations:
Woods Hole, MA, Toolik Lake, Alaska, Palmer Station, Antarctica

Job Description:
The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) Science Journalism Program provides professional science journalists with a chance to forget about story deadlines and the latest breakthroughs, and instead immerse themselves in the process of basic biomedical and environmental research. Fellows participate in a two-week, hands-on laboratory course in either biomedical or polar science. The Biomedical Hands-On Laboratory will be held June 4-14, 2008 in Woods Hole, MA. After attending the Biomedical Hands-On Lab, fellows may spend a second week in Woods Hole visiting MBL laboratories and course lectures or up to seven additional weeks participating full-time in one of the courses the MBL offers for graduate students and more advanced scientists. The Polar Hands-On Laboratory will be held June 29-July 12, 2008 in Toolik Lake, Alaska. A limited number of fellows will have the opportunity to spend up to an additional month sometime between November 2008 and February 2009 in Antarctica with scientists studying the effects of climate change and ecosystem function on the Antarctic Peninsula. Financial support for all fellows includes the cost of the laboratory course, tuition, housing, transportation to and from Woods Hole, Alaska, and/or Antarctica, and library fees. The program is designed for professional science journalists with at least two years experience. Preference is given to print or broadcast journalists with staff positions, although freelancers will be considered. Visit www.mbl.edu/sjp for more information and application materials. Deadline is March 1, 2008.

Contact: Gina Hebert, ghebert@mbl.edu

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