Call for Applications: SciComm Identities Project Fellowship

Hungry to level up your science communication skills, access greater career opportunities, and connect with an amazing community of interdisciplinary scholars in your research area?

The world needs to hear from diverse scientists and engineers who want to engage with communities and catalyze change. If that sounds like you, we highly encourage you to apply for a new science communication fellowship program designed for faculty of color. This unique, one-year science communication training fellowship is based in intercultural communication theory and culturally relevant pedagogy. It is designed specifically for pre-tenure faculty who are Black, Indigenous, Asian, and/or Latinx.

The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute, Michigan State University’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, and the URI Science and Story Lab are launching the first of three year-long science communication training fellowships. Applications are now open for the inaugural program, which runs from January - December, 2023. The fellowship includes two one-week immersive trainings, as well as six bi-monthly remote training modules. Our 2023 cohort will focus on faculty who study energy and climate change. We seek natural and social scientists and engineers who work at US colleges and universities.

Fellows receive a $5,000 stipend, travel reimbursement, and editorial mentorship and support to develop and produce science-based podcast episodes.

Pre-tenure faculty at U.S. institutions who identify as a member of an underrepresented racial/ethnic group are encouraged to apply by August 1st, 2022.

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