September 19, 2014

Program Overview

Biomedical Hands-On Research Course

MBL, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
May 28 – June 6, 2014
Application deadline: March 1, 2014

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 preliminary schedule.
MBL-fellowship-2-0561_2 NEW in 2014: The opportunity for extended fellowships will return in 2014! Two Biomedical Course fellows will be selected to spend June 7-20 at the MBL. These Woods Hole Fellows may audit one of the MBL’s advanced Summer Courses for scientists (Neurobiology, Neural Systems & Behavior, Embryology, Physiology, or Molecular Mycology); 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 ALSO NEW in 2014: On the last day of the course, fellows are invited to take a “Deep Dive” into neuroscience and neurobiology with eminent scientists in these fields. Combining discussion with hands-on demonstrations, the Deep Dive will introduce fellows to some of the techniques and concepts fueling the new federal BRAIN Initiative.

Biomedical Course alumni include journalists from well-known US and international media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, the BBC, 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.