Program Overview

Fellowships* for Health and Science Journalists


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Biomedical Hands-On Research Course
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

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 2017 preliminary schedule.

_hedgehog_-microbial-community-structure-in-dental-plaque-credit-jessica-mark-welch-mbl-woods-hole Chicago Fellowships (New in 2017!): Up to six fellows will be selected to spend an additional four days in Chicago after the Woods Hole course. The 2017 Chicago Fellows will interact with researchers at The Microbiome Center at The University of Chicago and get behind the scenes at collaborating labs and facilities, including at UChicago, Argonne National Laboratory and Shedd Aquarium.


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 travel, room and board, lab fees and all activities associated with this program.

Photo credits: Rachael Buchanan (top); Jessica Mark Welch (bottom)