Upgoer five - explain your research using only the ten hundred most-used words in English!
-Message box from the book “Escape from the Ivory tower”, used a lot by COMPASS (see above) -Deceptively simple, but an incredible way to organize your thoughts by focusing on your intended message -See an example of a message box from Lisa Schulte-Moore’s “Science Cafe” at ESA last year
COMPASS - mission of helping scientists connect to the wider world
SciFund - mission of narrowing the gap between science and society. Offers training to researchers in science outreach!
GRANTS FOR SCIENCE COMMUNICATORS
The Economist - Richard Casement Internship -For scientists with a journalistic flair; 3 month summer internship -Yearly, with applications due in the first two months of the year usually -See here for 2014 announcement
Nature - IDRC-Nature Science Journalism Award -For Canadians -Well paid and amazing experience! But need print journalism experience. -See past announcement and criteria here
Nature - Careers Columnist Competition -For graduate students and postdocs -Paid for each column or entry -See past announcement and criteria here
New Scientist - Editorial Trainee Scheme -Six months of paid experience in London -For scientists, must hold science or technology degree -See past announcement here
Science News - Writing Internship -Modest salary for work in Washington D.C. office -Not specifically for science grads, but having extensive experience would be an asset -See past announcement and online application here