Announcing the TON Fellowship

We’re thrilled to announce a new opportunity at The Open Notebook: Thanks to a generous grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, TON will soon offer fellowships for beginning-level science journalists (graduate students in science or science journalism or science journalists with less than two years’ professional experience). The BWF grant provides funding for two fellowships, which will run back-to-back in early 2014. The new fellowships are designed to help early-career science journalists develop skills and expertise by interviewing seasoned science journalists about their craft and producing features and interviews for TON. Fellows will receive mentorship and guidance from TON editors.

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is a private foundation that supports biomedical research and related scientific and educational activities. In 2012, BWF granted generous financial support that enabled TON to provide videography for a live interview with David Quammen at the annual National Association of Science Writers meeting, as well as the first five videos in our “Single Best” series.

We’ll have more details about the fellowship soon, including application information. For now, we’d like to extend our sincere thanks to the Burroughs Wellcome Fund for its partnership in this endeavor.