World Science Forum 2017: Travel & Accommodation Grant for Journalists – JORDAN (FUNDED)

Application Deadline: Friday 22nd September, 2017 12:00 pm CET.
After the highly successful 2015 World Science Forum held in Budapest, Hungary, the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan will host the 2017 biennial event themed ‘Science for Peace’. Organising partners include the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA); the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organisation (UNESCO); the International Council for Science (ICSU); the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS); the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC); the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the Inter-Academy Partnership (IAP).

Hosted at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre, located at the lowest point on earth on the shores of the Dead Sea, WSF 2017 is expected to be the largest event in the series so far, with over 2,500 delegates from approximately 100 countries. The over-riding aim of WSF 2017 is to create the first scientific open forum in the Middle East to advance global thinking and to support action on critical issues such as: Energy and Water; Food; Climate Change; the Alleviation of Poverty and Inequality; Cultural Understanding Between Peoples and the Creation of Wealth and Opportunity Within All Societies.

WSF 2017 also serves as a significant G77 Sustainability Update meeting around World Science Day for Peace & Development as we engage the world of science and redefine the global potential of scientific communities and policymakers to bring real change to our interlinked societies.

To further encourage this, SciCom – Making Sense of Science and the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan will jointly facilitate the attendance of up to 25 international science journalists at WSF 2017. (Note that media can request WSF participation at their own expense via the online registration pager). The open call for applications is being coordinated with the World Federation of Science Journalists, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation, representing 55 science journalists’ associations of science and technology journalists from Africa, the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

The scheme
In addition to ample interviewing and press point opportunities, successful candidates will be provided with:

  • free conference registration;
  • free accommodation from 7 – 11 November inclusive;
  • free onsite catering;
  • free access to all programme and side-event activities; &
  • a lump sum of maximum €350 towards proven travel costs.


Journalists, irrespective of their gender, age, nationality, place of residence and media (paper, radio, TV, web) are welcome to apply. Media accreditation will be required.

Application Procedure

  • Applications are open from Monday 4th September, 2017 12:00 pm CET and accessible by filling out the online form here:
  • On submitting an application form for travel grants, candidates agree to the full acceptance of the rules and to the decisions taken by the Selection Committee.
  • The deadline for submitting an application is Friday 22nd September, 2017 12:00 pm CET.

Payment conditions

To a value of €350 maximum including transfer fees, the travel grant will be transferred to the 25 grantees immediately after the meeting, subject to:

  • Mandatory participation in the daily press briefings;
  • Publishing of at least one print or online press article or audio-visual feature in any language about WSF 2017;
  • Provision of a one-page event report in English; &
  • Completion of a feedback questionnaire regarding the scheme.

For further information, please contact Aidan Gilligan: [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the World Science Forum 2017: Travel & Accommodation Grant for Journalists


One response to “World Science Forum 2017: Travel & Accommodation Grant for Journalists – JORDAN (FUNDED)”

  1. Bakary S. Dampha Avatar

    Good Morning the admin team, my name is Bakary S. Dampha a practicing journalist in the Gambia operating and managing a radio station in Soma Lower River Region under the UNESCO Gambia
    i have particular interest to take part in your program regarding the world science forum 2017.
    But i have a concerned for publishing atleast one print or online press article or audio visual feature in any language about WSF 2017
    -Provision of a one page event report in English and completion of a feedback questionnaire regarding the scheme.
    while waiting for your respond consider that i particularly want to take part in your 2017 forum for if the initiation can be in my country to widen your efforts and safe the world better.

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