Helping bridge the communication gap between journalists and scientists.
The British Science Association is offering Media Fellowships, which 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.
Up to ten Media Fellowships are awarded each year to scientists, social scientists, clinicians and engineers from different backgrounds and stages of their career. The Fellows spend three to six weeks over the summer working with a media host: national press, broadcast or internet media.
This experience allows successful applicants to 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.
Deadline: 11 March 2013
More information and how to apply can be found at this link.