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How to land a writing fellowship or grant
How to land a writing fellowship or grant

Fri, Jun 16



How to land a writing fellowship or grant

Get tips from the experts on how to nab your next scicomm opportunity.

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Jun 16, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM MDT



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Free for SWARM members, $10 for non-members. SWARM members should be signed into this site (in the upper right) and then add the ticket to your cart and check out to receive a 100% discount. If you require discount or free attendance and are not a SWARM member, email and we'll sort something out. Registrants will receive a curated notes and resources document in the days following the discussion (and a video recording, pending approval by the panelists).

Looking to up your game in applying for a writing fellowship or grant opportunity? Our panel of experts will explore how to build a successful application (no AI chatbots required!). Whether you're a PhD scientist looking to get into scicomm or a seasoned writer looking for your next grant, this discussion will have something for you.

Jessica Camille Aguirre is a writer whose work focuses on climate change and extremes. She has been awarded several writing fellowships and grants, including the Fulbright Fellowship, the MIT Knight Journalism Fellowship, the McGraw Business Journalism Fellowship at CUNY, the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award, and many more. She is  a 2022-2023 Ted Scripps Environmental Journalism program at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Dr. Kristin Lewis is a project director at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Kristin leads the AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship and helped lead the AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors. Prior to joining AAAS in 2019, Kristin supported the development of the Fourth National Climate Assessment at the U.S. Global Change Research Program, and was a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at NASA.

Hillary Rosner is assistant director of the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder. She mentors masters' students and helps run the Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism. Rosner came to the university with years of experience as a journalist and editor specializing in long-form narrative stories about science and the environment. Her articles have garnered many awards, including two AAAS-Kavli Science Journalism Awards, and she has been a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, an Alicia Patterson Fellow, and a Ted Scripps Fellow.

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