The Science Communication Fellows program is for faculty, post-docs, PhD, and graduate students who are interested in sharing their research with the general public.

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 personal interactions that promote appreciation and understanding of current scientific research.

Due to COVID-19 limitations, this program is changing for the 2020-21 school year. Details are listed below.

Fellows accepted into the program will participate in a series of 5 free professional development webinars hosted by museum staff that are focused on building the skills to effectively engage public audiences. During this process and with guidance from museum staff, Fellows will develop meaningful, inquiry-based and materials-rich activities and/or presentations that showcase their research. They will then choose one of several community outreach opportunities to present their research activities to the public.

 

 

Prospective fellows can apply online here. Please complete the application by September 14, 2020.

For more information contact Alicia Comer, lisha@umich.edu . Please note that there are a limited number of spaces and we will not be able to accept all applicants.