2019 WFSJ Fellowships for African journalists

Deadline: November 22, 2018.

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is delighted to announce a sponsored science reporting workshop that will be held at UKRI’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (10-14 March 2019) in Harwell, UK’s major research centre, delivered by the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ).

The workshop’s overall objective is to strengthen African journalists’ skills in science reporting. Such reporting is an enabler of wider economic and societal development including evidence-based policy-making.

The workshop held over 4 days will cover basic science journalism training including a mix of presentations, science lectures and practical exercises, covering themes such as assessing scientific papers and data, fact checking and unbiased media coverage, looking for fresh and locally-relevant reporting angles, Mobile journalism skills, basic statistics training, etc.  Training also includes access to onsite researchers, field trips/site visits, welcome reception and evaluation.



Anyone who actively writes, edits or produces science news, information or commentary for an independent media, is working as a staff member of such media or as a freelance journalist.



  • Air travel (economy airfare) from closest capital
  • Ground transportation to and from the airport
  • Visa and health insurance fees
  • Accommodation and meals on site
  • All workshop materials

Successful applications will make a clear and convincing case for how attending this workshop will benefit the applicant. Journalists will be asked to upload a curriculum vitae, a statement of interest as well as provide the name of a reference whom they will ask to send a recommendation letter.



Please contact Anne-Marie Legault via amlegault@wfsj.org or +1 514 508 2777.




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