NileWell Scientist-Journalist Co-Production Fellowship Program 2024 (Up to $800 Grant)

Applications are currently open for the esteemed NileWell Scientist-Journalist Co-Production Fellowship Program 2024. This initiative, facilitated by InfoNile through the NileWell platform, welcomes applications from journalists and scientists from the Nile Basin countries to partake in a journey of collaboration and knowledge exchange.

NileWell Scientist-Journalist Co-Production Fellowship Program

NileWell Scientist-Journalist Co-Production Fellowship Program

InfoNile is a cross-border journalism, dedicated to unraveling the intricacies of water-related issues within the Nile River Basin. As a dynamic consortium of geo-journalists, InfoNile employs a data-driven approach to disseminate vital narratives concerning water management, conservation, and sustainability.

This fellowship program is made possible through strategic collaborations with esteemed organizations such as the Nile Basin Capacity Building Network Foundation and the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education. Generous funding from the JRS Biodiversity Foundation and IHE Delft’s Water and Development Partnership Programme further reinforces the program’s capacity to effect tangible change within the Nile Basin region.

Fellowship Details and Objectives

  • A total of 16 participants comprising eight journalists and eight scientists will be selected to partake in this fellowship experience.
  • The total grant amount for Participating in this Fellowship is $800
  • Throughout the program duration, participants will undergo training sessions encompassing biodiversity reporting, transboundary water resources journalism, science communication, and data-driven storytelling.
  • The primary goal of the NileWell Scientist-Journalist Co-Production Fellowship Program is to bridge the gap between the scientific community, the media, and diverse stakeholders across the Nile Basin.
  • Through partnerships between journalists and scientists, the program aims to enhance the dissemination of scientific knowledge, catalyze evidence-based reporting, and empower local communities to engage with pertinent environmental issues.

Eligibility Criteria

Journalists with a keen interest in water and environmental affairs, alongside scientists and researchers specializing in various disciplines relevant to water management, are encouraged to apply for this prestigious fellowship program.

Applicants must be citizens of one of the Nile Basin countries, including Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Egypt, DRC, Sudan, and South Sudan.

Application Process

For More Information, Visit NileWell Scientist-Journalist Co-Production Fellowship Program on https://nilewell.org/members/1/resources/research/call-applications-nilewell-scientist-journalist-co-production

Program Structure

The fellowship program will commence with an intensive in-person residential workshop, where participants will be equipped with the necessary skills and tools to foster effective collaboration between journalists and scientists.

Subsequent online training modules and mentorship sessions will delve deeper into specific thematic areas, culminating in collaborative projects aimed at producing impactful communication outputs.

Application Deadline:

March 31st, 2024.

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