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Breaking Barriers: The STAT Sharon Begley-Science Reporting Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for early-career journalists from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to further their careers in science journalism

STAT launches fellowship for science reporting [in the United States]

Breaking Barriers: The STAT Sharon Begley-Science Reporting Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for early-career journalists from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to further their careers in science journalism

In the United States, there is a remarkable opportunity for early-career journalists from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. The STAT Sharon Begley-Science Reporting Fellowship, a yearlong program, is designed to prepare journalists for a successful career in science journalism.

The fellowship will be hosted at STAT’s Boston office from mid-July 2024 to mid-July 2025. Selected fellows will have the chance to work alongside experienced science and health reporters and editors at STAT to produce articles on various topics related to science and health.

In addition to gaining valuable experience and mentorship, the fellow will receive a salary of $75,000, health insurance coverage, 10 days of vacation time, and standard holidays off. This fellowship provides aspiring science journalists with an excellent opportunity to further their careers while making a meaningful impact in the field.

The fellowship honors the memory of Sharon Begley, an esteemed science writer for STAT who passed away in January 2021 at the age of 64. Her legacy lives on through this program that aims to continue her work by supporting future generations of science journalists.

Interested candidates have until April 26th to submit their applications for this prestigious fellowship opportunity. Apply now to take your next step towards a successful career in science journalism!

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