Ten early- to mid-career journalists will be selected for the fellowship, which includes tuition, travel support, room and board, and career-changing professional training. A Metcalf release says they will:
- Gain skills and confidence to translate scientific publications for public audiences;
- Develop a greater familiarity with research methods and basic statistics;
- Explore the development and use of sea level rise models for projecting impacts and responses;
- Measure emerging aquatic contaminants, potentially harmful chemicals not currently monitored or regulated;
- Conduct a fisheries survey aboard the URI research vessel;
- Discuss the relationships between climate change and extreme weather;
- Enjoy off-deadline interactions with scientists and cultivate contacts for future reporting.