The science of the media
21 March 2007
The British Association for the Advancement of Science is offering Media Fellowships that will enable academics to gain first-hand experience of how science is reported.
Successful applicants will spend three to eight weeks on a summer placement gaining experience of working within a media organisation. The aim is to equip scientists to communicate their research to the public and to colleagues, and to learn to work within the conditions and constraints of the media to produce accurate and well-informed pieces about developments in science.
The fellowships are intended to create a greater awareness and understanding of the workings of the media among practising scientists, clinicians, social scientists and engineers. Placements are with a national press, broadcast or internet journalist.
The application process is now open and details about the scheme, including an online application form can be found at www.the-ba.net/mediafellows.
You are eligible to apply for the scheme if you are a scientist, clinician, social scientist or engineer; have a minimum of two years’ postgraduate experience in your field; are a resident of the UK; and work at any level in an academic or research institution, industry, civil service or any other similar organisation.
The application deadline is 18 April 2007.