Logan Science Journalism Program 2024 (Funding Available) – APPLY NOW

The Logan Science Journalism Program, established in 1986, presents science journalists, writers, editors, and broadcast journalists with the opportunity to escape the pressures of meeting story deadlines and fully engage in fundamental biomedical or environmental research. Accepted fellows will have their accommodation, meals, course fees, and travel expenses covered.

Logan Science Journalism Program 2024
Logan Science Journalism Program 2024

Selected journalists will participate in research training at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, renowned for being a vibrant hub for scientific exploration. Fellows will have the option to choose between two comprehensive introductory courses:

  • A hands-on biomedical research course
  • A hands-on environmental research course


  • Fellows of the Logan Science Journalism Program receive comprehensive financial support, which includes travel expenses to and from Woods Hole, accommodation, meals, as well as all costs related to the Hands-On Research Course and other program activities. In the case of foreign nationals who are accepted into the program, they will be required to obtain a visa, but the associated fees will be reimbursed by the program.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Individuals applying for the program should have a professional background as science journalists, writers, editors, or producers and should have a minimum of three years of experience. While preference will be given to applicants without extensive scientific research experience, having a basic understanding of biological principles and methods could be beneficial but not mandatory.
  • Journalists who have previously participated in the Biomedical Hands-On Research Course are eligible to apply for the Environmental Hands-On Research Course, and vice versa.
  • The program strongly encourages applications from individuals belonging to underrepresented sectors. Foreign nationals are also eligible to apply. However, if they are accepted into the program, they must either possess or obtain a visa to enter the United States.

Application Procedure

You have the flexibility to save and resume your application at a later time once you have started. When completing the online application, you will be required to submit the following items:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • A statement (not exceeding 600 words) that describes your experience as a journalist, outlines your professional goals and explains how this fellowship will positively impact your career.
  • A concise description of any previous experience you have in scientific laboratories or research.
  • Four samples of your science writing and editing, which can include text, audio, video, or multimedia formats. These samples must be in English, although translations are accepted. It is preferable to include at least two samples that have been published within the past two years. If you are submitting broadcast samples, they should not exceed 30 minutes. If you are an editor or broadcast director, please provide brief descriptions of your involvement with each sample.
  • The names of two references. If possible, one reference should be someone who currently or recently supervised your professional work.
  • Please take note that there are two separate links available for the application process. One link is specifically for applying to the Biomedical Hands-On Course, while the other link is for the Environmental Hands-On Course. It is important to ensure that you fill out the appropriate application for the course you wish to apply for.

Visit Logan Science Journalism Program official website for further information.

Application Deadline

January 25, 2024.



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