Deadline: July 12, 2024

Applications for the SciComm in Practice Fellowship 2024 are now open. The SciComm in Practice Fellowship is a partnership between STEMi Makers of Africa and SuperScientists to provide a dynamic three-month journey for beginning science communicators and scientists passionate about transforming science narratives and communicating the wonders of science.

Participating fellows will engage and learn from leading members of the African science communication community. They will hone their communication skills and expand their professional networks. This fellowship is an extraordinary chance to engage with the science communication community and develop your ability to impact the general public. The SciComm in Practice Fellowship will also empower 10 fellows to develop competitive skills that could be applied to translating technical research papers, science articles, etc.


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Benefits

  • Participating fellows will engage and learn from leading members of the African science communication community.
  • They will hone their communication skills and expand their professional networks.
  • Co-author a piece of science communication as part of the fellowship.
  • This fellowship is an extraordinary chance to engage with the science communication community and develop your ability to impact the general public.
  • Certificate of completion.

Eligibility

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  • Be a West African citizen from Benin republic, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Côte D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone or Togo.
  • They are looking for enthusiastic talents in STEM fields or scientists who are new to scicomm and are interested to hone their skills. You should be willing to amplify meaningful science communications to the public.
  • You must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in any STEM related field within a minimum of 3 years post-study or you must be a Graduate of a Master’s level studies in a STEM field or currently pursuing a PhD in a STEM related field.
  • Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application

The fellowship consists of a series of biweekly webinars and activities spread across three months that will lead to the creation of a written piece of science communication. They expect the fellowship will take 5-10 hours a week of commitment. Commitment to the fellowship is key, only people who intend to complete the fellowship should apply.

Click here to apply


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For more information, visit SciComm In Practice Fellowship.

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