$3,700 to Eloise Gibson for “Uncharted waters,” a written feature, with graphics, for Newsroom.co.nz
$2,300 to Charlie Mitchell for “Frontlines”, a multimedia exploration of the intersection between sea-level rise and socio-economic issues for Stuff.co.nz
Funded by the NZ SeaRise programme
$1,750 to Charlie Dreaver from Radio New Zealand for a multimedia radio package for Our Changing World on “Living the high life on shaky ground: Earthquake strengthening New Zealand’s apartments.”
Funded by QuakeCoRe
$5,000 to Kate Evans for her project “Rough Seas: investigating New Zealand’s fisheries management system,” for publication in New Zealand Geographic.
Funded by Te Pūnaha Matatini
A total of $3,000 to Nadine Hura for “E Hinemoana, E Tangaroa / Facing the rising tide” for publication in The Spinoff The open topic theme is funded up to $1500 by our Press Patron supporters and the Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize. In recognition of the high quality of this application from an emerging journalist, it has also been granted an additional $1500 from the NZ SeaRise programme.
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 one referee who is familiar with your work and can recommend on your abilities and potential as a journalist.
You will also need to upload a letter of support from a media outlet. There is a template available for this purpose.
If you work at an established media outlet:
If you are self-employed/independent/freelance:
*See section below on information for partner media outlets
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:
Template text for letter of support
To be submitted on the supporting media outlet’s letterhead. Additional words of support for the project are welcome, but please be sure to include everything below.
Science Media Centre’s Desk Guide for Covering Science