Deadline: August 31, 2017 | Apply here
October 22-27, 2017
Eligibility: Applicants should have at least five years of full-time professional experience.
Location: New York, The United States

Resilience Journalism Fellowship 2017

This fall, up to 15 journalists will gather in New York City for six days of study and discussion as part of the new Resilience Journalism Fellowship at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

The program, scheduled for Oct. 22-27, will focus on the science of climate change and resilience — defined as a system’s capacity to absorb disturbance and still retain its basic function and structure.

Why apply?

  • Fellows will be kayaking in Jamaica Bay
  • Riding bicycles on city streets,
  • Searching across New York for solutions to some of the world’s most difficult environmental problems.
  • The Fellowship grant covers lodging, tuition and reasonable travel costs, along with most meals.


  • The Resilience Fellowship is designed for mid-career journalists who have some background reporting on environmental issues as a staff reporter, producer, editor, or freelancer.
  • Applicants should have at least five years of full-time professional experience. In special cases, CUNY will consider less experienced applicants who have demonstrated outstanding journalistic achievement.
  • CUNY is looking for journalists interested in improving both the quality and quantity of their coverage of climate resilience issues.
  • CUNY want journalists who will be active throughout the Fellowship, willing to take on the challenges CUNY present.
  • CUNY will consider applicants who fall into either of the following categories:
    – Journalists who are employed by a news organization or freelance full-time as writers, producers, editors, photographers, or multimedia reporters.- Journalism innovators whose ideas have potential to alter the journalism landscape in a fundamental way.
  • CUNY encourage applications from international journalists who are proficient in speaking and writing English.
  • Fellows will be required to complete readings before arriving in New York and will be expected to be active participants in all discussions during the program.
  • While the grant cannot pay for additional days in New York, CUNY encourages you to extend your trip in order to enjoy all the city has to offer.
  • Fellows will not have time during the program to explore.

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