Applications open now - become a Climate Arena Fellow!

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.

Before applying, please make sure you can be available on 17-18-19 October 2024 to travel to Bologna.

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.

This opportunity is for journalist in any stages of their career but we encourage early- to mid-career reporters to apply. We also particularly encourage applications from journalists whose backgrounds are underrepresented in the European media. 

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.

Deadline is 25 June 2024. We will contact you about your application by the end of July.

Publications by Climate Arena Fellows

Selected stories from our previous fellows:

Our 2023 fellows at the Climate Arena conference in Vienna.