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Science Communication Fellows

Are you a faculty member, graduate student, or post-doc interested in sharing your research with the general public?  Become a Science Communication Fellow!  The U-M Museum of Natural History uses the NSF-supported Portal to the Public guiding framework to bring scientists and public audiences together in face-to-face interactions that promote appreciation and understanding of current scientific research.

To become a Fellow, scientists participate in two free professional development workshops focused on building the skills to effectively engage public audiences.  With guidance from Museum program staff, Fellows develop meaningful, inquiry-based and materials-rich table-top activities that showcase their research then share these activities with K-12 students and the public at two or more outreach events.

Fellow Benefits:

  • Museum Science Communication Fellow certificate for reference in a C.V., commending commitment to science communication and public engagement.
  • Consultation and assistance in writing broader impact plans to fulfill grant and other outreach requirements.
  • Opportunities to network with other scientists and researchers committed to public engagement as well as with education professionals.
  • Complimentary Museum membership.  As a Museum member, you’re entitled to:  Free admission to more than 300 museums and science centers around the world, free Planetarium passes, a 20% discount in the Museum Store, invitations to members-only events and exhibition openings, and more!

For more information contact Alicia Comer, lisha@umich.edu

We are no longer accepting applications for Winter 2018.