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, and travel are covered for accepted fellows. Foreign fellows are responsible for U.S. fellowship taxes.

Program Dates: May 30-June 7, 2018

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018.

Program information and application materials for 2018 to be posted by Dec. 31, 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:

2016-biomed-alec-hamilton-and-rod-mccullom-t-kleindinst-crop-copy For Science/Health Journalists:
Biomedical Hands-On Research Course
shanna-baker-2016-at-plum-island-credit-sasha-chapman-copy 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: Tom Kleindinst (top), Sasha Chapman (center), Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado (bottom)