December 1, 2015

Program Overview

Biomedical Hands-On Research Course

MBL, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
May 25 – June 4, 2016
Application deadline: March 1

Fellowships* for Science and Health Journalists

s.murpy.sjp.indian This program plunges journalists into the fascinating world of biological research in one of the most dynamic settings for scientific discovery in the world. Learn about the science at the heart of your stories by doing it alongside scientists at the MBL. Please see the program description and 2016 preliminary schedule.
MBL-fellowship-2-0561_2 Woods Hole Fellowships: Two Biomedical Hands-On Course fellows will be selected to spend an additional one to two weeks at the MBL. These Woods Hole Fellows may audit one of the MBL’s advanced Summer Courses for scientists or spend the time attending lectures and events and visiting MBL labs. Either way, Woods Hole Fellows have the opportunity to interact with hundreds of scientists from all over the world who are gathered at the MBL to teach, learn, and conduct research.
Brainbow-Dentate-gyrus Take a Deep Dive: On the last day of the course, fellows are invited to take a “Deep Dive” into scientific topics prominent in the news today. Combining discussion with hands-on demonstrations, the Deep Dive exposes journalists to techniques and concepts underlying high-visibility initiatives, such as brain mapping and microbiome research.

Biomedical Course alumni include journalists from well-known US and international media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, the BBC, Al Jazeera, Scientific American, and many more.

For further information contact:

Science Journalism Program at the MBL
Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015
(508) 289-7423

*Fellowships are available based on funding, and cover U.S. travel, room and board, lab fees and all activities associated with this program.