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British Science Association Media Fellowships Scheme 2012 - Applications now open

28 February 2012

The British Science Association runs an annual Media Fellowship scheme for scientists, social scientists, engineers and clinicians to spend the summer working with national news journalists to improve their communication skills and media awareness.

This is a fantastic opportunity for researchers at any stage of their career to spend 3-8 weeks working with print, TV and radio hosts including the BBC, Guardian, Nature and the Times to produce accurate, well-informed stories about developments in science, and to work alongside the UK’s top science editors in the British Science Festival Press Centre, returning to work with media confidence, contacts, and first-class communication skills.

The BSA welcomes applications from researchers at all stages of their career from universities, institutes and industry across the UK. For more information on eligibility criteria and experiences from past Media Fellows and to apply online, go to www.britishscienceassociation.org/mediafellows. The closing date for applications is 11 March 2012.

The BSA Media Fellowships Scheme is sponsored by RCUK, Wellcome Trust, BBSRC, STFC and the IET.