The HITS Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies offers journalists a research stay in Germany. Experienced journalists of all type of media who focus on technology, mathematics or natural science have the possibility to live in Heidelberg for three to six months and work together with the HITS-scientists.
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The Journalist in Residence Programme has the aim to foster the dialogue between journalists and researchers. The daily contact with the institute will help journalists to get a better understanding of research processes and methods, especially considering data-driven science. The Heidelberg Insitute for Theoretical Studies is a non-profit and private research institute. It mainly focusses on working with large amounts of data. Research groups are for example dealing with astro-informatics, molecular biomechanics and natural language processing.
During the time of the stay, journalists will work closely together with the institute members, both in research as well as in science communication. They are free to collect information for possible publications, however they do not have the duty to publish something related to the HITS. Successful applicants will receive a grant of Euro 5,000 per month and will be given an own workplace at the institute.
Applicants can be employed or freelance journalists with a strong background in science and technology journalism. They need to send a proposal of their research plans for the stay at the institute. A good knowledge of English is a must, German is recommended as well. The deadline for applying to the residence programme is September 15, 2015.