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Falling Walls Science Summit Journalist Fellowship 2022

Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified candidates for the Falling Walls Science Summit Journalist Fellowship 2022. The full application details for the Falling Walls Science Summit Journalist Fellowship can be accessed below.


Falling Walls Science Summit Journalist Fellowship

Applications are open for the Falling Walls Science Summit 2022 Journalist Fellowship. The Falling Walls Foundation is offering a journalist fellowship grant to support international media representatives in reporting on the topics of the Falling Walls Science Summit 2022. Selected journalists will be invited to Berlin to meet international speakers and participants at the Falling Walls Science Summit in November 2022.

Falling Walls Science Summit is the leading forum for global science leaders with a focus on scientific breakthroughs. The summit takes place every year in Berlin from 7 – 9 November, the anniversary day of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This holistic approach to international, interdisciplinary, and intersectoral discourse is globally unique and attracts leading researchers, CTOs, science strategists, science funders, and media worldwide.


Falling Walls Science Summit Topics

Choose up to three topics that you would like to report on:

  • Discovering Earth & SpaceArt and Science
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Climate Crisis & Sustainability
  • Discovering Earth & Space
  • Future Learning
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Science and Innovation Management
  • Science Engagement
  • Sciencepreneurship
  • Social Sciences and Humanities


  • Up to twenty media representatives will be selected. They will each receive a fellowship grant, provided by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
  • The grant will be awarded as a lump sum and includes travel, accommodation, and per diem expenses for the whole duration of the fellowship program (6-10 November 2022) as well as research and reporting costs, if those apply.
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  • Open to international media representatives with a proven track of journalist record (freelance or staff).
  • Applicants are expected to research and publish on a chosen topic related to the Falling Walls Science Summit.
  • There are no restrictions on specific media areas or the form of publication.

How to Apply

Send your application documents in one PDF to [email protected] by October 2, 2022, by 23:59 CEST.

Application documents are to include:

  • Cover letter and short exposé/research plan (1 – 1,5 pages) on your preferred topic, including planned publication date and media contact. Note: the subject of your reporting must be based on one of the event topics.
  • Short CV of your journalistic career and – if applicable – journalism grants, awards, etc.
  • Max. three examples of your journalistic work within a field of science.

For more information, visit Falling Walls Science Summit.


Deadline: October 2, 2022.