World Federation of
Science Journalists

Hands-On Science Fellowships

Program provides a hands-on review of scientific fundamentals at renowned Marine Biological Laboratory on Cape Cod

MBL, Woods Hole, MA The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), an international center for scientific research and education, is offering fellowships for health and science journalists to participate in its prestigious Logan Science Journalism Program Hands-On Biomedical Course, to be offered May 15-24, 2013.

The program, the only one of its kind, provides journalists the opportunity to learn about the science at the heart of today’s news stories by doing laboratory-based experiments in the seaside village of Woods Hole, Massachusetts. This renowned scientific setting attracts researchers from around the world.

Past fellows include journalists from well-known U.S. and international media outlets including The LA Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, and the BBC.

Hands-on exercises, laboratory demonstrations, and discussions are the centerpieces of the Biomedical Hands-On course. Through this program, designed for non-scientists, journalists will:
  • Clone DNA.
  • Watch living cells divide.
  • Use high-powered microscopes to see what scientists see.
  • Learn how marine and other organisms offer important insights into crucial biomedical processes.

To apply, visit and submit an application by March 1, 2013. Domestic travel, room and board, and laboratory fees are underwritten by the fellowship.

For more information, visit or contact Andrea Early,, 508-289-7652.