About the Fellowship

Each year, the United States government spends billions of dollars to support scientific research. How that money is distributed has an enormous influence on how science in this country is practiced—and how science is practiced makes a difference in all of our lives.

The Good Science Project–Johns Hopkins MA in Science Writing Fellowship aims to improve science journalism and science itself by providing $5,000 reporting grants for feature-length magazine articles on the funding and practice of science in the United States. Grants will support articles that reveal flaws in current science policy, practice, or funding and identify ways these challenges might be overcome.

Meet the Fellows

Recipients of 2024 Good Science Project–MA in Science Writing Fellowship grants are:

Caty Enders

Enders is a journalist and research scientist in New Mexico studying the effects of social media on the brain. A former Knight Science Journalism Fellow and editor at The Guardian, she has written and edited enterprising stories focused on science, health, and the environment.

Clare Fieseler

Fieseler is a journalist and a scientist. Her bylines have appeared in Vox, Slate, National Geographic, and The Washington Post, among other outlets. She also reports on climate change and environmental topics for The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s largest newspaper.

Jyoti Madhusoodanan

Madhusoodanan is a science journalist covering health, medicine, and biology. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, NPR, Scientific American, Undark, Science, Nature, and many other publications.

Flannery James

James is a freelance journalist and editor. She is earning her master's degree in science writing at Johns Hopkins University.

How to Apply

The application period has closed. The deadline for next year’s grants will be announced in the summer of 2024.

Advisory Board

Our advisory board of professional writers and scientists evaluates each application and determines the recipients of this fellowship grant.

Meet Our Advisory Board

Additional Information

The Good Science Project–Johns Hopkins MA in Science Writing Fellowship will award four grants each year. Awardees will retain all rights to their work and are expected to pitch their stories to national media outlets for publication.

Grant funds will be distributed in two installments: $2,500 when the grant is awarded and $2,500 upon submission of a polished final draft. Awardees can use the funds to cover living expenses and reporting costs, including travel, and are not required to track or submit expenses.

Articles must be completed within six months of receiving a grant, regardless of publication status, and should be at least 3,000 words long.

Full-time journalists may apply for grants but should explain how a grant will make it possible to cover a story that their publication would not otherwise cover. International applicants are welcome to apply, but proposed articles should address scientific funding in the United States.

The Good Science Project–Johns Hopkins MA in Science Writing Fellowship is funded by the Good Science Project and administered by the Johns Hopkins MA in Science Writing program. We are committed to supporting journalists of all nationalities, representing a diversity of backgrounds.


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