The Media Fellowships aim to give scientists 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.
The scheme reflects the British Science Association’s commitment to increasing the accessibility of the sciences and providing opportunities for discussion and debate.
The scheme first started in 1987 and is the only one of its kind in the UK.
Up to ten Media Fellowships are awarded each year to scientists, social scientists, clinicians and engineers from different backgrounds and stages of their career.
Media Fellows spend three to six weeks over the summer working with professional journalist at a media host: national press, broadcast or online media.
The Fellows gain a greater awareness and understanding of the workings of the media and produce accurate and well-informed news pieces. Media Fellows will also work in the Press Centre at the British Science Festival.
Closing date: 18th March 2014
For further information go to: http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/science-society/media-fellowships