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IDRC-Nature science journalism fellowship

Canada’s International Development Research Centre is offering a six-month, full-time, fully-funded science journalism fellowship to an English-speaking Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. The successful applicant will be at an early stage of his or her career, but with at least three years experience as a journalist. He or she will receive training in the London office of the leading international science journal Nature and then spend between two and four months reporting science stories from developing countries.

Candidates must have a keen interest in science and technology, particularly relating to development; outstanding reporting and writing skills and strong ideas for news and features suitable for publication in Nature. The fellowship is expected to begin during the first quarter of 2012, with a total duration of approximately six months.

To apply, please e-mail a covering letter explaining your suitability for the fellowship, a resume and three recent news and feature clips to

Deadline: Friday 2 December 2011

About IDRC

IDRC is a Canadian Crown corporation that works closely with researchers from the developing world in their search for how to build healthier, more equitable and more prosperous societies. Further details about IDRC can be found at:

About Nature

Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology, and is the world’s most highly cited interdisciplinary science journal. It has an international news team covering the latest science, policy and funding news in both online and print formats. See

About the fellowship

IDRC will award up to CAD$54,000 to the fellow to cover travel costs, living expenses, research expenses, visa or other related costs, in London and in other countries visited during the fellowship. The award will also cover the cost of participating in a conference relevant to the fellow’s professional development as a journalist.


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