In the realm of this project, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the GoetheInstitut Cairo are organizing a three-day workshop (“Schreiben über Wissenschaft) for ten science journalists or journalists interested in writing about scientific topics.
Application Deadline: 25th August 2017
To Be Taken At (Country): Egypt
About the Award: The goal of the project is to foster the relationship between the sciences on the one side and journalism on the other in order to support the transfer of knowledge to a broader public and to enhance the general response to the achievements of researchers from all disciplines.
Therefore, trainings in specific skills needed to cover scientific issues for journalists as well as for scientists who aim to present their projects in non-academic media will be offered. Further on the idea of the project is to strengthen scientific journalism in Egypt in general and to raise awareness for its importance.
During the first two days of the workshop, the participants will learn more about the methods of science journalism as well as innovative methods in the field, about how to make science attractive to the greater public and how to interact and attract the younger generation in particular. At the same time, they will have the possibility to exchange experiences with science journalists from Germany. On the third day, the workshop will be held together ten scientists from different academic fields.
Eligibility: Science journalists or journalists interested in writing about scientific topics who fulfil the following criteria:
– A minimum of 3 years of experience working as a journalist
– Currently working as a journalist
– Regularly publishing articles (online or in journals/newspapers)
– Very good English skills
– Strong interest in writing about scientific topics
Value and Duration of Award: The workshop will take place from September 30 – October 02, 2017 outside of Cairo with the last day in Cairo. Transport and accommodation will be provided by the Goethe-Institut. On the basis of the encounters with the scientists during the last day of the workshop, the journalists will produce a scientific article which they will publish. In a competition, the best article will be awarded during the final conference in November 2017.
For the participation in the workshop and the writing and publishing of a scientific article, each participant will receive a small allowance. The participant will receive the allowance after the submission of the article.
How to Apply: Interested applicants are required to fill out this online application form completely.
Award Providers: The project “Schreiben über Wissenschaft” is a cooperation between the Goethe-Institut and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).