The Sharon Begley Science Reporting Fellowship was launched in 2021 with the goal of diversifying the ranks of science and health journalists and fostering better coverage of science that is relevant to all people. It combines a paid reporting position at STAT with an educational component provided through the Knight Science Journalism (KSJ) program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The one-year fellowship is intended for early-career U.S. journalists from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the profession and will prepare them for a successful career in science journalism. 

 One fellow will be selected for the 2024-25 year, and will work at STAT’s Boston office from mid-July 2024 to mid-July 2025 and take part in the KSJ program in Cambridge from August 16, 2024 to May 31, 2025. Applications will be accepted from March 18, 2024 to April 26, 2024 at 5pm ET.

     Applicants will need to submit:

  • A personal statement of up to 1,000 words describing yourself, your goals for the fellowship, and how your background, experiences, and career path influenced your decision to pursue this opportunity.
  • A  resume.
  • Links to 3-5 published articles that showcase your reporting and writing skills.
  • A letter of recommendation from an individual familiar with your work who can comment on your abilities, your commitment to journalism, and your suitability for this fellowship. Letter must be submitted by 5pm ET, May 3.

For additional information, visit the Sharon Begley Science Reporting Fellowship page or contact STAT Equity and Health Tech Editor, Lison Joseph at

Knight Science Journalism at MIT