World Conference of Science Journalists 2019 Travel Fellowship (Funded to Lausanne, Switzerland)

Application Deadline: Thursday 15 November at 12 noon EST.

WCSJ2019 and the WFSJ are delighted to offer International Travel Fellowships for attendees from all around the world. These fellowships are intended to enable those who otherwise could not attend to join us at the World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) in Lausanne, Switzerland (1-5 July 2019).


Anyone who actively writes, edits or produces science news, information or commentary for an independent media, working as staff employee or freelance journalist, or is a member of one national Member Association belonging to WFSJ, and who normally would be unable to attend the Conference without financial assistance.


The fellowship will cover the following:

  • air travel (economy airfare will be booked and purchased by WCSJ2019)
  • local transportation to and from the airport
  • visa fee
  • accommodation on site (booked by WCSJ2019. Could be up to 5 nights or even 6 nights if  you agree to share a room with another grantee)
  • registration fee fot the WCSJ2019
  • if needed, small per diem (covering some meals not provided by the conference and some small expenses)

Workshop Jacobs Foundation

Criteria to obtain a travel grant linked to this workshop

  1. Speak english fluently

  2. Attend the workshop for the full day

  3. Come from one of the following countries:

    • Ivory Coast (2 grants)

    • Germany (2 grants)

    • Switzerland (2 grants)

    • Romania (2 grants)

    • United Kingdom (2 grants)

    • Rest of the world (12 grants)

  4. It will be expected from each grantee to provide an article/post for the Foundation’s blog ( linked to the broad topic of «learning and development», and more precisely addressing one of our four BOLD pillars, namely «The learning individual» – «Learning contexts» – «Learning technologies» and «The learning society».

Each child is unique. Providing effective support for children and adolescents requires an understanding of how they develop and learn. Research plays a critical role in the development, evaluation, improvement and dissemination of interventions and programs to benefit children and young people.

Researchers may soon be able to tell us how to tailor education to children’s individual needs, taking into account biological, social and economic differences as well as differences in their upbringing. This would be a historic breakthrough, and would help to overcome disadvantages that can affect children for a lifetime. A wide variety of disciplines – psychology, neurobiology, evolutionary biology, pediatrics, education, behavioral genetics, computer science and human-computer interaction – need to be involved in this endeavor.

From a communication perspective the challenging question is : How and to which extent can research in education science be translated into science journalism ?

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the World Conference of Science Journalists 2019 Travel Fellowship


  1. My name is Alemu Argesa from Ethiopia. I was graduated June 2018 from Addis Ababa University by Master of Art. I was Interested in that opportunity you provided. And also I am standing by to learn if I will get the chance. If


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