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New grants available for science journalism

The Science Journalists Association of Australia has doubled the number of grants it is awarding this year, with the support of funding from JNI.

Six grants — worth $1,500 each — are available to SJAA members to help them undertake science reporting projects or professional development opportunities that would otherwise be difficult to achieve.

In keeping with JNI’s mission to support quality journalism and innovative storytelling, the grants will encourage science journalists to:

  • Experiment with new storytelling techniques.
  • Spend more time developing in-depth or narrative-drive storytelling.
  • Learn how to publish in new mediums, including print, audio, visual or online.
  • Build more complex stories.
  • Find new opportunities for collaboration for science journalists.
  • Lean more about science journalism that can be shared with fellow members.

How to apply

The grants are open to science journalists at different stages of their careers, from students to established reporters.

Applications for the grants are open until Tuesday, May 31.

The application and eligibility requirements, and judging criteria are available here.

Applications will be judged on their journalistic merit, potential impact and viability.