Information for Applicants

The Science Literacy Project is a series of intensive, six-day training workshops, created by SoundVision Productions, in which journalists gain a deep understanding of the science that underlies today's advances, and the intricacies of reporting about it.

We are looking for news and public affairs journalists who report on science, health, environment or technology issues—as well as editors, news directors and general assignment reporters—who seek concentrated training in science journalism and creative use of the radio medium.

Applicants must be frequent contributors to local, regional or national news or public affairs programs for public or community radio stations.

We recruit and select up to twelve participants for each workshop through a competitive process designed to maximize ethnic, racial and gender diversity and to include those from rural and minority-controlled stations and networks.

SoundVision will provide the following to all workshop participants:

  • Half the round-trip airfare, up to $350
  • All required books and instructional materials
  • Working Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks daily
  • Some evening meals
  • Double-occupancy lodging for six nights

Participants will be responsible for any other expenses.

View a sample application here.

The application deadline for the April 2011 Science Literacy Project has now passed.