The Falling Walls Science 2023 Journalist Fellowship Summit

The Falling Walls Science 2023 Journalist Fellowship Summit

The Falling Walls Science 2023 Journalist Fellowship Summit

The Falling Walls Science 2023 Journalist Fellowship Summit

The Falling Walls Science Journalist Fellowship Summit is a unique annual event organized by the Falling Walls Foundation. The Falling Walls Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Berlin, Germany, that aims to promote breakthroughs in science and foster interdisciplinary collaboration.

The Falling Walls Foundation is providing a journalist fellowship grant to assist international media representatives in reporting on the topics of the Falling Walls Science Summit 2023. Chosen journalists will be requested to Berlin to meet international speakers and participants at the Falling Walls Science Summit on 7-9 November 2023.

The Falling Walls Foundation welcomes applications from journalists outlining their chosen topic relating to the interdisciplinary programme of the Falling Walls Science Summit 2023. Successful applicants will be invited to join an exchange with renowned partner organizations and speakers at the Summit. Reporting can take place before, during, or after the Falling Walls Science Summit (7–9 November 2023). The fellowship grant seeks to contribute to the promotion of independent science journalism and to further strengthen the international public perception of Berlin as a location for scientific excellence.

Up to fifteen media representatives will be selected. They will each obtain a fellowship grant, which will be granted as a lump sum and will include accommodation expenses and the Summit ticket for the whole duration of the fellowship (6-10 November 2023).

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ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS FOR THE 2023 JOURNALIST FELLOWSHIP SUMMIT

  • Applications are open to international and German media representatives with a proven track of journalist records (freelance or staff).
  • Applicants are expected to research and publish on a chosen topic related to the Falling Walls Science Summit.
  • There are no restrictions on specific media areas or the form of publication.

MERITS OF FELLOWSHIP

  • The provided fellowship grant includes accommodation and Science Summit ticket expenses, excluding any further reimbursement by the Falling Walls Foundation. The Falling Walls Foundation will arrange the accommodation and can act as an inviting party for visa purposes. As travel to Berlin is required, the participants are to take over the travel costs.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION

  • Cover letter and short exposé/research plan (1 – 1,5 pages) on your preferred topic, including planned publication date and media contact. Please note: the subject of your reporting must be based on one of the Summit topics. See the full list of topics below.
  • Short CV of your journalistic career including journalism grants, awards, etc.
  • Max. Three examples of your journalistic work within a field of science

PROCEDURES FOR APPLICATION

Please send your application documents in one PDF to press@falling-walls.com by 1 September 2023, 23:59 CEST.

Application Deadline: 1 September 2023, 23:59 CEST.

The Falling Walls Science 2023 Journalist Fellowship Summit

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