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Applications Now Open for the Falling Walls Science Summit Journalist Fellowship 2023 in Berlin, Germany

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Applications Now Open for the Falling Walls Science Summit Journalist Fellowship 2023 in Berlin, Germany

Falling Walls Science Summit Journalist Fellowship 2023

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The Falling Walls Foundation is offering a journalist fellowship grant to support international media representatives in reporting on the topics of the Falling Walls Science Summit Journalist Fellowship 2023. Selected journalists will be invited to Berlin to meet international speakers and participants at the Falling Walls Science Summit on 7-9 November 2023.

Falling Walls Science Summit Journalist Fellowship 2023

The Falling Walls Foundation calls for applications from journalists outlining their chosen topic relating to the interdisciplinary programme of the Falling Walls Science Summit 2023. Successful applicants will be invited to join an exchange with renowned partner organisations and speakers at the Summit. Reporting can take place before, during, or after the Falling Walls Science Summit (7–9 November 2023). The fellowship grant aims to contribute to the promotion of independent science journalism and to further strengthen the international public perception of Berlin as a location for scientific excellence.

Up to fifteen media representatives will be selected. They will each receive a fellowship grant, which will be awarded as a lump sum and will include accommodation expenses and the Summit ticket for the whole duration of the fellowship (6-10 November 2023).

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Who may apply for the Falling Walls Science Summit Journalist Fellowship 2023?

Applications are open to international and German media representatives with a proven track record in journalism (freelance or staff). Applicants are expected to research and publish on a chosen topic related to the Falling Walls Science Summit. There are no restrictions on specific media areas or the form of publication.

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How to Apply?

Please send your application documents in one PDF to press@falling-walls.com by 1 September 2023.

List of Application Documents:

  • Cover letter and short exposé/research plan (1 – 1.5 pages) on your preferred topic, including planned publication date and media contact. Please note: the subject of your reporting must be based on one of the Summit topics. See the full list of topics below.
  • Short CV of your journalistic career including journalism grants, awards, etc.
  • Max. three examples of your journalistic work within a field of science

Selection Process

A jury of scientists and communications experts will choose and inform the successful candidates by 8 September 2023. There is no legal claim to the fellowship. Applications received after 1 September 2023 will not be considered.

Accommodation and Travel

The provided fellowship grant includes accommodation and Science Summit ticket expenses, excluding any further reimbursement by the Falling Walls Foundation. The Falling Walls Foundation will arrange the accommodation and can act as an inviting party for visa purposes. As travel to Berlin is required, the participants are responsible for the travel costs.

About the Falling Walls Science Summit Journalist Fellowship 2023

Falling Walls Science Summit is the leading forum for global science leaders with a focus on science breakthroughs. The summit takes place every year in Berlin from 7–9 November, the anniversary day of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This holistic approach of international, interdisciplinary, and intersectoral discourse is globally unique and attracts leading researchers, CTOs, science strategists, science funders, and media worldwide.

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For more information, visit: https://falling-walls.com/science-summit/

Falling Walls Science Summit 2023 Topics

Please choose up to three topics that you would like to report on:

  • Discovering Earth & Space
  • Art & Science
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Climate Crisis & Sustainability
  • Science & Innovation Management
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Science Engagement
  • Sciencepreneurship
  • Social Sciences & Humanities

Apply Here for the Falling Walls Science Summit Journalist Fellowship 2023

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