Applications open on 25 May 2024

At Climate Arena, we want to bring together individuals and teams who want to work across borders on a climate related story and need help from Arena for Journalism in Europe (That help might include finding others also seeking partners.)

We have a fellowship opportunity for those who have a cross-border and investigative climate story idea and are eager to work in a team setting. Your project idea could be investigative, or data-related, or both.

If your story project is selected, you will be invited to join the Climate Arena conference in Bologna where you’ll attend a full-day workshop on 17 October 2024 and participate in the conference on 18 and 19 October (expenses paid). 

Following the conference, you will continue receiving mentoring and training right up to publication time. Being part of a cohort of 15 fellows, you will have the opportunity to set up teams, receive a working grant (up to €2000), and tailor-made mentorship to help you succeed in your story.

You should be based in Europe to be able to benefit from the program. This is how we define Europe. If you have visa requirements to enter into Italy, we will bear the visa cost and assist you with your application as much as we can.

The Bologna fellows will be our third cohort.

Publications by Climate Arena Fellows

Selected stories from our previous fellows:

Our 2023 fellows at the Climate Arena conference in Vienna.

Become a Climate Arena Fellow 2024!

If you want to be a fellow this year, start thinking about your story now – we don’t need finished story pitches – we’re just looking for ideas which are focused and achievable, and preferably work across borders in Europe.

We will help you bring your idea to fruition.

We’re excited to see your proposals and to meet you in Bologna!