"Become aware what is in you. Announce it, pronounce it, produce it and give birth to it." - Meister Eckhart

31 July 2018

Two unique storytelling funding opportunities

Here's an interesting funding opportunity for students in the Earth and space sciences.

NASA (National Aeronautical Space Administration) is offering funding for undergraduate and graduate students to create and submit visual stories for presentation on its Hyperwall.

You must be a legal U.S. resident and enrolled in either a 2 or 4-year undergraduate or graduate institution in the United States.

For full application details, requirements and criteria, go to https://education.agu.org/grants/data-visualization-storytelling-competition/award-information/.


The second opportunity is being offered by the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ). They are inviting applications from those with a strong background in data journalism who have a nose for and ability to tell a good story. They will be expected to promote data-driven reporting techniques in Central and Eastern Europe and will be assigned for one-year with the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Unit. If successful, you will be based in either Sarajevo or another suitable centre.

For full details on how to apply, criteria and other details go to
https://www.icfj.org/icfj-knight-fellow-data-journalism-centraleastern-europe where you can also apply.

Testimonials

"We have received only very positive reports of your workshop, and must thank you for being so flexible and responsive both before and in the course of implementing the workshop. It has been lovely to work with you. . . . We are hopeful this project will give rise to future storytelling endeavours, and would be very happy to work with you again if the opportunity arises!" Muireann Crowley, At Home in Scotland, University of Edinburgh, May 2014 ("Storytelling, Research and Public Engagement" workshop)

Michael Williams is a a storyteller of compelling skill. He is also a fine human being who engages in all situations and draws people into the warmth of communication and shared experience." Donald Smith, Director, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Scotland

"Michael's understanding of storytelling within a leadership and business context has helped us provide a great service in helping leaders determine their personal and organisational destiny and legacy. Working with Michael is inspiring and fun; and pulls you to be fully engaged from start to finish." Norton Bertram-Smith, Managing Director and Leadership Consultant for On Purpose.

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