The Graduate Center Sciences, in partnership with the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development, is offering a paid science communication fellowship program that will engage two STEM graduate students in learning skills for effectively communicating science to the public. Applicants must be master’s or Ph.D. students enrolled in a Graduate Center STEM program.
GC Science Fellowship Stipend: $3,000 per academic year (September 2020–May 2021)
Fellowship Aims and Components
The GC Sciences Fellowship Program will help train and prepare STEM graduate students to be effective science communicators who are skilled at engaging the general public in an ongoing dialogue about their research, advocating for support of the sciences outside of the university setting, and promoting the role of CUNY in advancing science and science education for the public good.
The fellowship will take place during 2020–2021 academic year, and will offer participants real-world training working closely with The Graduate Center communications team on a variety of science communications content (e.g., science writing, digital content creation, events, live-audience engagement) and will require completion of a culminating project that generates lay-friendly science content and proliferates fellows’ learnings to their non-fellow student colleagues. Selected fellows will be required to provide three hours of time per week to fellowship activities.