Mass Media Fellowship Program

Application Information

Due: January 15 of Fellowship Year
Application materials for the 2015 program will be available in October 2014. Additional information and instructions on how to apply is available on the AAAS website.
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Background & Purpose

In affiliation with the popular AAAS program, APS sponsors two ten-week fellowships for physics students to work full-time over the summer as reporters, researchers, and production assistants in mass media organizations nationwide.

The program is meant to improve public understanding and appreciation of science and technology and to sharpen the ability of the fellows to communicate complex technical issues to non-specialists.

Fellowship Term

Following an intensive three-day orientation in early June at the AAAS in Washington, DC, winning candidates will work full-time through mid-August.

Remuneration is $4,500, plus a travel allowance of up to $1,000.


Priority will be given to graduate students in physics or a closely related field, although applications also will be considered from outstanding undergraduates and postdoctoral researchers. Applicants should possess outstanding written and oral communication skills and a strong interest in learning about the media.

Application Information

Applications Due: January 15 of Fellowship Year

For additional details and to apply, please visit the AAAS website.