Climate Disinformation Fellowships

Deadline: May 15, 2024. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Early applications preferred.

With this fellowship, the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Washington DC gives a select number of US- or Canada based journalists the opportunity for on-the-ground reporting on climate disinformation case studies in North America. The articles will be published as part of a Böll dossier on battling climate disinformation.


  • A stipend of $3,000 for an on-the-ground research fellowship (including travel costs within North America)
  • 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 US or Canada
  • 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.


Format: Reporting can be in the form of

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

Timeline: Fellowships start on June 1, 2024. Fellows will organize their travel and research on their own. Travel and writing must be completed by September 15, 2024.

Social media: Fellows are expected to engage with the Heinrich Böll Foundation Washington, DC over social media (Twitter/X, Instagram, Bluesky, and/or 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 US 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 and why? 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 Mareike Moraal (Mareike.Moraal[at] or Ella Mueller (Ella.Mueller[at]

Submit your application here via BambooHR.

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