Applications are now being accepted for the Abe Fellowship for Journalists

Posted By Spring Eselgroth

Special to SABEW

ssrc_logoThe Social Science Research Council (SSRC) has announced the Abe Fellowship for Journalists is now accepting applications. Journalists seeking the opportunity for in-depth coverage of topics considered to be of pressing global concern are encouraged to apply.

Applicants are invited to share proposals on one of four topics.

1) Threats to Personal, Societal, and International Security
Especially welcome topics include food, water, and energy insecurity; pandemics; climate change; disaster preparedness, prevention, and recovery; conflict, terrorism, and cyber security.

2) Growth and Sustainable Development
Especially welcome topics include global financial stability, trade imbalances and agreements, adjustment to globalization, climate change and adaptation, and poverty and inequality.

3) Social, Scientific, and Cultural Trends and Transformations
Especially welcome topics include aging and other demographic change, benefits and dangers of reproductive genetics, gender and social exclusion, expansion of STEM education among women and under-represented populations, migration, rural depopulation and urbanization, impacts of automation on jobs, poverty and inequality, and community resilience.

4) Governance, Empowerment, and Participation
Especially welcome topics include challenges to democratic institutions, participatory governance, human rights, the changing role of NGO/NPOs, the rise of new media, and government roles in fostering innovation.

Deadline for entry is September 15, 2015. 

More information including eligibility and application requirements can be found of the SSRC site.

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