A new initiative from City University, London, will supply free investigative researchers from its Science Journalism Masters Course to working journalists.
The intention of the scheme is to provide research support for in-depth scientific investigative journalism as part of a joint partnership between the Journalism Department at City University and ABSW (the Association of British Science Writers).
The Science Journalism Masters Course, led by award-winning ex-BBC leading science journalist Connie St Louise, was set up this year to improve science journalism.
Journalists who apply must be working journalists, either full-time or freelance, who would like to develop a project of substantive public interest, either in the UK or abroad over a period of many months.
To apply for an investigative journalist, complete the online application form and outline briefly what the project entails.
The deadline for applications if Friday 25 September 2009.