Climate disinformation media fellowship 2024


With this fellowship, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union gives a select number of journalists the opportunity for on-the-ground reporting on climate disinformation case studies. The articles will be published as part of a web dossier on battling climate disinformation. Deadline for applications: Sunday, 10 March 2024, 23:59 CET. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Early applications preferred.


Are you based in the US? Apply to our US Climate Disinformation Media Fellowship (coming soon).


  • A stipend of 2.800 EUR for an on-the-ground research fellowship (including travel costs within the EU or neighbouring countries)
  • Publication on our websites and promotion via our social media channels
  • Ownership and the right to publish elsewhere stay with the fellow


Applicants should be:

  • Based in the EU or neighbouring countries
  • Have a strong track record of publishing on climate and/or democracy issues
  • Have experience conducting on-the-ground research

Special consideration will be given to journalists

  • From regional or local media outlets,
  • From diverse backgrounds who can offer lesser-heard perspectives,
  • Submitting proposals with a supporting audiovisual concept including photo or video content.

WHAT'S EXPECTED DURING THE FELLOWSHIP (11 March – 15 September 2024)

Format: Reporting can be in the form of:

  • One longer, investigative piece OR
  • Two to three shorter articles and/or interviews
  • Articles accompanied by supporting photographs / videos taken at the place(s) of reporting, to be published along with the article(s)

Timeline: Fellowships start on Monday, 11 March 2024. Fellows will organize their travel and research on their own. Travel and writing must be completed by Sunday, 15 September 2024.

Social media: Fellows are expected to engage with the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union over social media (X/Twitter, Instagram/Facebook, Bluesky, Mastodon, LinkedIn) to document their travels and to promote their publications.


Please read the instructions carefully as we will not consider incomplete applications. Applications should consist of:

  • CV: Please use a standard EU format, max. 2 pages pdf (no picture, date of birth, religion or marital status).
  • Pitch: A one-page PDF document outlining the following:
    • Your qualifications and experience
    • Your story proposals: which cases do you plan to cover, why, and what insights do you think these offer to counter climate disinformation?
  • Work samples: Please submit two work samples as a pdf document or via a link. If your previous work is not in English, please provide a brief summary of your work samples. 

For questions, please contact Zora Siebert. Please submit your application via e-mail to