If you’re a scientist, social scientist, clinician, or engineer and you want to spend time over the summer understanding the way media works you’ve still got time to apply for the British Science Association’s Media Fellowships.
This year the media hosts include BBC News Online, BBC Radio 4, Financial Times, The Guardian, Times Higher Education, and the Times. The scheme will improve Fellows’ public engagement skills, give increased confidence when dealing with the media, and enhance understanding of how to pitch a story to media organisations.
Here’s more about the aims of the scheme from the BSA:
Media Fellowships aim to bridge the communication gap between scientists and journalists and give space for a dialogue between the two. They reflect the British Science Association’s committment to increasing the accessibility of the sciences and providing opportunities for discussion and debate. 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 deadline for applications is 15th March 2012. Full details of how to apply are available on the BSA’s website.