FRONTIERS is the title of the project which will allow for the establishment of a residency program for science journalists in research institutions across Europe.
Ana Sanchez, from ITQB NOVA, and António Granado, from NOVA FCSH, both professors from NOVA University of Lisbon, are part of the European consortium that will receive funding from the European Research Council (ERC).
FRONTIERS is the title of the project which will allow for the implementation of residencies for science journalists in research institutions across Europe. Funded by the ERC, this project aims to promote journalistic independence and cutting-edge investigative journalism.
Three rounds of applications will be announced between 2023 and 2027, for journalists to apply across Europe. Between 30 and 40 residential stays will be funded, each lasting up to five months, and the applications will be evaluated by an independent commission.
João Sàágua, president of the university, affirms that “NOVA is extremely proud to see the results of the collaboration between two of its schools, FCSH and ITQB, including their Master’s in Science Communication and its spin-off, the ’90 Seconds of Science’ program, funded by the ERC and recognized internationally at the highest European level”.