Michael Pollan Launches $10K Food Journalism Fellowships at UC Berkeley


Excellent news for food journalism: UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism is now offering five $10,000 fellowships a year, for early and mid-career journalists to travel and report longform stories on a range of food subjects, from nutritional policy and food science, to technology, culture, and urban farming.

The fellowships are part of a new program established by author and activist Michael Pollan and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (and are supported by a grant from The 11th Hour Project). Right now, print and radio journalists can apply; in upcoming years multimedia and video journalists will be welcome as well.

And now for the bad news: Online applications are due next week, on April 1, which means there isn’t much time to polish pitches and secure letters of recommendation.

Find more details about the 11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship here.