The Resilience Journalism Fellowship at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism focuses on the science of climate change and resilience — That is, a system’s capacity to absorb disturbance and still retain its basic function and structure.
There are two parts to the Fellowship program. The first involves a week-long immersion in resilience science that takes place once a year in New York. Our Fellows don’t just spend the week sitting in a classroom. We walk around Jamaica Bay meeting community members struggling to make their region more resilient. We ride bicycles on city streets, and search across New York for solutions to some of the world’s most difficult environmental problems.
The Fellowship grant covers lodging, tuition and reasonable travel costs, along with most meals for this week-long program.
The second part of the Fellowship program will be on the road. We’re taking the Fellowship to cities around the country. This three day program is designed to reach journalists where they live, offering them a look at what resilience means to their local community. We are planning our first weekend Fellowship now. If you’re interested in bringing the Fellowship to your community, contact Program Director Dale Willman. The location of our first Resilience Weekend will be announced soon.
Financial support for the Resilience Fellowship program is provided by The Rockefeller Foundation.