CLIMATE, CRYOSPHERE, ATMOSPHERE AND LITHOSPHERE: Improved understanding of the past and current state of Antarctica, its significance and implications of the role of Antarctica in global change, and implications of global change for Antarctica.
INLAND & COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS: Improved understanding of inland and coastal ecosystems of the Ross Sea region leading to enhanced knowledge, conservation and protection priorities in Antarctica.
MARINE SYSTEMS: Improved conservation and resource management of the Antarctic marine environment.
Before completing the official application form, please read the following Guidelines for Applicants. Incomplete applications may not be considered.
General information that includes:
Project description that includes:
Samples of professional work:
Note that it is not required that the submitted pieces be related to science. We suggest submitting your highest quality work.
Details of supporters:
The application will require: Name, title, email address, and phone number of two people who are familiar with your work and can comment on your abilities and potential as a journalist.
You will also need to upload a letter of support from a media outlet.
If you work at an established media outlet:
If you are self-employed/independent/freelance:
*See section below on information for publishers
Note: Both freelance applicants and applicants in salaried employment as journalists will be eligible for grants to cover research and travel expenses. If funding is required to support a journalist’s time researching and preparing stories for the media, priority will be given to freelance applicants, unless a salaried journalist can demonstrate that the story or stories they plan to work on would not otherwise be possible.
The Science Journalism Fund’s success depends on the quality and relevance of its funded projects, but also on the ability of the partnering media outlet to deliver an audience for the project content. We, therefore, expect your supporting letter as a publisher, editor, manager or producer to include the following:
Science Media Centre’s Desk Guide for Covering Science