Application Deadline: 30 June 2019
FELLOWSHIPS FOR JOURNALISTS
This year the Falling Walls Foundation is offering two types of Fellowships for science journalists: The Falling Walls Science Fellowship for journalists and the Berlin Science Week Fellowship. Please read the requirements for both opportunities carefully and specify in your motivation letter which fellowship you are applying for.
Please note: The Berlin Science Week Fellowship does not include travel costs to and from Berlin.
Falling Walls Science Fellowship for Journalists
In an effort to keep the public informed on life-changing scientific breakthroughs, we have created the Falling Walls Fellowship for Journalists.
Date: 7–10 November 2019
Number of places: 10
Programme: The Fellows get the opportunity to attend all Falling Walls events on 8 and 9 November (Falling Walls Lab, Falling Walls Venture, Falling Walls Engage and the Falling Walls Conference)
The fellowship includes: travel expenses (economy class), hotel accommodation for 3 nights, conference fees and meals (breakfast at hotel, catering during the Falling Walls events).
Eligibility: The Falling Walls Science Fellowship for Journalists is aimed at journalists and bloggers with at least three years of experience who hope to advance their knowledge in the area of sciences. Freelance and full-time journalists or bloggers can apply. Professionals in fields such as research, teaching, public relations and advertising are not eligible. The applicants must have a minimum of three years professional journalism/blogging experience in which they have written about the science topics.
Berlin Science Week Fellowship
Date: 6–10 November 2019
Number of places: 10
Programme: The Berlin Science Week Fellows are invited to attend events of the fourth Berlin Science Week as well as the programme of the Falling Walls Conference (Falling Walls Lab, Venture, Engage, Welcome Reception on 8 November and Conference on 9 November). The Fellowship Programme is a great possibility to connect with Berlin-based and international scientific institutions and to network with colleagues from all over the world. The programme also includes a guided tour to selected scientific institutions in Berlin and participation in the Berlin Science Award ceremony on 7 November, hosted by the Governing Mayor of Berlin.
The fellowship includes: hotel accommodation for 4 nights (including breakfast), free tickets to the Falling Walls events on 8/9 November, free meals during the events and participation at the Berlin Science Week. Please note: The fellowship does not cover travel expenses to and from Berlin.
Eligibility: Science journalists with a minimum of three years professional journalism/blogging experience in which they have written about the science topics.
More info on Berlin Science Week: https://berlinscienceweek.com/
Applications for both fellowships can be submitted via this link.
About Falling Walls
Falling Walls is a unique international platform for leaders from the worlds of science, business, politics, the arts and society. It was initiated on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall.
Inspired by this world-changing event on 9 November 1989, the question of every Falling Walls gathering is: Which walls will fall next? Falling Walls fosters discussion on research and innovation and promotes the latest scientific findings among a broad audience from all parts of society.
The Falling Walls Foundation, a charity, is generously supported by the German Ministry for Education and Research, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Helmholtz Association, the Berlin Senate and numerous other acclaimed academic institutions, foundations, companies, non-governmental organisations and prominent individuals.