We are delighted that Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has returned to sponsor the ‘Journalism Relating to Science and Technology’ at this year’s National Student Media awards!

This year SFI will give an award and a €1000 cash prize for the student producing the best Journalism Relating to Science and Technology.

In a time of immense political, economic, cultural and social shift, journalism has a vital role to play in informing the public about science and technology, with unbiased, factual stories that educate and promote public awareness of key issues. From vaccinations, to climate change, the media has enormous influence on public behaviour and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) believes accurate, unbiased journalism covering these stories can hugely improve the world by addressing disinformation and myth.

SFI Student Journalism Bursary aims to attract and support new journalistic talent, across all media platforms, to deliver compelling, well researched stories about science and technology. This aims to help educate and engage the public, so that all citizens can actively participate in decision making that can transform the way we live, for a brighter and more sustainable society and economy, now and into the future.

SFI will be judging submissions based on work that has a clear understanding of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields and showcases the innovative work being done in Irish science.

We are thrilled to have SFI on board to sponsoring this award this year as they welcoming the next batch of talented reporters and supporting the future of science and technology in Ireland.

Applications are open from March 1st 2021. Deadline for applications are April 15th.

For all the details on how to apply to enter this category, please click here.