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, course fees, and travel are covered for accepted fellows.

The 2021 Logan Science Journalism Program is scheduled for May 27 – June 4.

Congratulations to the 2021 Fellows! Read more about them here. 

The next application round will open in Fall 2021 (for 2022).  Application materials will be posted here.


The program offers journalists the choice between two introductory, intensive research 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 and 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 (first thumbnail), Sasha Chapman (second thumbnail)