The Rita Allen Foundation and WGBH Boston have announced the Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication, a program that will provide a year’s support for a fellow to study the field of science media, experiment with successful media formats, and work to expand science literacy in the general public.
“We live in a powerful time for science communication. Science holds crucial information and tools for navigating modern life—for communities and individuals. Meanwhile, new research is emerging about how science communicators can effectively engage with the public about complex topics. We are excited to partner with WGBH to create a fellowship rooted in learning and experiment, with the goal of informing and inspiring audiences across the country while providing leadership for the field of science communication.”
—Elizabeth Good Christopherson, President and CEO, Rita Allen Foundation
Candidates for the fellowship will be early-to-mid-career science media producers, journalists or working scientists with a commitment to communication about science. Applications are due by June 30, 2017. More information is available at the following site: http://www.wgbh.org/support/ritaallenfellowship.cfm