About the MBL Logan Science Journalism Program

Get Your Hands On Research!

The Logan Science Journalism Program at the MBL, founded in 1986, offers professional science journalists, writers, editors, and broadcast journalists a chance to forget about story deadlines and immerse themselves in the process of basic biomedical and environmental research. Room, board, lab fees, U.S. travel or partial foreign travel are covered for accepted fellows.

2017 Program Dates: May 30 – June 8

2017 Program Information and Application Forms will be Posted by December 9, 2016

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017


The Choice Is Yours: The program offers journalists the choice between two introductory intensive courses held at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and nearby field sites:

MBL-fellowship-2-0561_2 For Science/Health Journalists:
Biomedical Hands-On Research Course
Collecting-inverts-2 For Environmental Journalists:
Environmental Hands-On Research Course

“This kind of [research] experience should be a requisite part of the career of any science journalist.” —Erik Olsen, The New York Times (2013 Environmental Fellow)

More testimonials from program alumni are here.

Photo credits: Erik Mellgren (top), Chris Neill (bottom)