5 fellowships for science communicators ~ Bioblogia.net

2 de julio de 2016

5 fellowships for science communicators

The PLOS Ecology Community (http://blogs.plos.org/ecology/) is excited to announce the PLOS Ecology Reporting Fellowships Program that will provide five, $500 grants to PLOS Ecology community members to help us provide in-depth coverage of the 2016 Ecological Society of America
Annual Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, August 7-12. Applications are due by July 11, 2016.

Full details can be found at: http://goo.gl/cDe0sT

In total, five (5) fellowships of $500 will be awarded to selected
individuals. To be eligible, one must be/have:

- a PLOS Ecology Community Member (on the Community opt-in email list)—
though one does not have to have published previously in a PLOS journal.

- attend the 2016 Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting in Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida, August 7-12, 2016.

- a practicing ecologist at any career-level, with minimum qualification
being current enrollment in a graduate program at either the master’s or
doctoral level.

- proven experience as a science communicator.
demonstrated facility using social media (e.g. Twitter or some other
social media outlet)

During your time at ESA 2016, we expect that you would:

- write three (3) blog posts for PLOS Ecology; one of these to cover a
PLOS paper included in the PLOS Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Collection or be a recent PLOS paper fitting this theme; two remaining
posts to cover individual sessions or events at ESA 2016—with final
choice of topics to be approved by PLOS Ecology lead CE, Jeff Atkins and
PLOS Senior Social Media & Community Editor Victoria Costello – both of
whom will be present at ESA 16.

- live Tweet a minimum of one ESA session using the @PLOSEcology Twitter
Feed in accordance to the ESA 2016 social media policy.

- participate in brief logistics planning sessions before and during ESA

- provide receipts for travel/lodging during their attendance at ESA
2016 to PLOS.

Fellowship recipients will receive:

- $500 in cash to offset travel/lodging for ESA 2016.

- PLOS Ecology T-shirt

- Recognition as a PLOS Ecology Reporting Fellowship recipient.

To enter, send a writing sample (e.g. blog post, non-academic article),
CV or resume, and a brief statement on which specific sessions or sub-
topics of ecology at ESA 16 that you would be interested in covering to
ecologycommunity@plos.org. The scientific program for ESA 2016 can be
found here. The deadline for applications is July 11, 2016. Winners will
be notified by July 18, 2016. Final selections will be made by the PLOS
Ecology Community Editors and PLOS, taking into account the need for
diversity among recipients (i.e. gender, geography, disciplinary
specialty, career level, etc.).

Questions or comments can be addressed to jwa5cz@virginia.edu or
ecologycommunity@plos.org as well.

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