In an effort to keep the public informed on life-changing scientific breakthroughs, the Falling Walls Fellowship for Journalists was created.
The Berlin Science Week Fellows are invited to attend events of the fourth Berlin Science Week as well as the programme of the Falling Walls Conference (Falling Walls Lab, Venture, Engage, Welcome Reception on 8 November and Conference on 9 November).
The Fellowship Programme is a great possibility to connect with Berlin-based and international scientific institutions and to network with colleagues from all over the world. The programme also includes a guided tour to selected scientific institutions in Berlin and participation in the Berlin Science Award ceremony on 7 November, hosted by the Governing Mayor of Berlin.
Falling Walls is a unique international platform for leaders from the worlds of science, business, politics, the arts and society. It was initiated on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall.
Inspired by this world-changing event on 9 November 1989, the question of every Falling Walls gathering is: Which walls will fall next? Falling Walls fosters discussion on research and innovation and promotes the latest scientific findings among a broad audience from all parts of society.
Berlin Science Week is an international gathering, bringing together people from the world’s most innovative scientific institutions to celebrate science, to connect and engage with the local and international science community and the public. It is dedicated to the dialogue between science and society to inspire a deeper understanding of our world. Berlin Science Week fosters interdisciplinary exchange and encourages participants to connect and learn from each other.
The fellowship includes-
- hotel accommodation for 4 nights (including breakfast)
- free tickets to the Falling Walls events on 8/9 November
- free meals during the events and participation at the Berlin Science Week.
- Please note: The fellowship does not cover travel expenses to and from Berlin.
Science journalists with a minimum of three years professional journalism/blogging experience in which they have written about the science topics.Eligible Regions: Open for all
- Apply online through the given link..
- You must submit two work samples together with a CV and a cover letter (both in English) stating your motivation to apply for the fellowship.
Application Deadline: June 30, 2019Application ClosedOfficial link