Could you work with the media to communicate science to the public?
If you think you could, then the British Science Association Media Fellowships may be for you. The deadline for applying for a Fellowship is 16 March 2014.
BSA Media Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for practising scientists, clinicians and engineers to spend three to six weeks working at the heart of a media outlet such as the Guardian or BBC.
Every year up to ten Media Fellows are mentored by professional journalists and learn how the media operates and reports on science, how to communicate with the media and to engage the wider public with science through the media.
After their media placement Fellows attend the British Science Festival in September, which provides an opportunity to gain valuable experience working alongside a range of media organisations from all over the UK. The Festival also offers opportunities to learn from a wide range of public engagement activities and network with academics, journalists and science communicators.
The Media Fellowships aim to give scientists, engineers and their colleagues, the confidence and willingness to engage with the media and tackle issues of mistrust and misrepresentation and to give journalists access to new scientific expertise.
For more information please see the BSA website.
If you are thinking about applying for a fellowship, the University press team can offer advice and support.Posted in: Research and innovation