Fellowship Program in Austria for University Graduates Covers Travel Costs and Monthly Stipend 2020

Date limite : 11 janv. 2020

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Fellowship Program in Austria for University Graduates Covers Travel Costs and Monthly Stipend 2020

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) announced its summer 2020 Science Communication Fellowship. The fellowship will take place in Vienna from May 25th to August 31st. 

Fellowship Coverage:

The fellowship covers the cost of travel to and from Vienna and the awardee’s home country at the beginning and end of the fellowship, as well as a modest stipend to offset living expenses during the period of the fellowship. The stipend is 4,000 EUR for the three months. IIASA does not provide housing or additional funding for housing. 

Fellowship Outcome:

The science communication fellow will gain experience in communicating complex systems science for a general audience through a variety of platforms including blogs, website content, video, and articles for IIASA's magazine. The successful candidate will work in the IIASA Communications Department, assisting with a variety of tasks including web publishing, media relations, event coverage, multimedia, social media, and other communication activities. The fellow will also work closely with participants in the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP), and IIASA scientists producing several pieces of work covering their research.

Eligibility:

  • A Bachelor's or equivalent degree in science or journalism, and/or current student or graduate of a science journalism program.
  • Applicants from all countries are welcome, but IIASA gives preference to those from countries where IIASA has a National Member Organization (NMO).

Qualifications:

  • Experience in writing about science for the general public via blogs, newspapers, university web sites, or other outlets.
  • Written and oral fluency in English and proven ability to understand complex scientific research.
  • Experience with or interest in social media, video, photography, or other multimedia.

Required Documents:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • One writing sample of no more than 800 words about a scientific topic and aimed at a general audience (e.g., article for a newspaper or magazine, blog post, or op-ed)
  • A letter of recommendation.

Note: Incomplete applications/applications with writing samples containing more than 800 words will not be considered.

About IIASA: 

IIASA is an international scientific institute that conducts research into the critical issues of global environmental, economic, technological, and social change that we face in the 21st century. IIASA's findings provide valuable options to policymakers to shape the future of our changing world. IIASA is independent and funded by scientific institutions in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

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