Science Communication Fellowship 2018

2018 Science Communication Fellowship Applications


Applications are due March 23, 2018 and must be submitted electronically to

Applications should include:

  • A letter of recommendation from a professional mentor;
  • A letter of support from a department chair, dean or work supervisor; and
  • A letter from the nominee describing qualifications and why he or she wishes to participate; and
  • The nominee’s CV with two sample publications in PDF format

Program Details:

  • Fellows are early-career scientists from a diversity of sustainable science fields including green chemists and environmental health scientists
  • Open to post doctoral fellows, junior faculty and early career scientists outside of academia with active research programs related to the environmental health sciences and/or green chemistry.
  • Fellows will work from their home organizations by phone and the Internet.
  • Fellows must be located in North America and be fluent in English.
  • Up to 10 will be chosen. Each fellow receives a $2,000 stipend.
  • Media mentorship and editing provided by a team of journalists, writing and presentation coaches, and science advisors.
  • Each fellow receives individual career coaching.


  • Monthly, fellows identify important new scientific findings within their area of expertise.
  • Participate on monthly fellows training calls where fellows present these studies.
  • Participate in monthly mini-trainings. Often there are short assignments prior to these trainings.
  • Fellows prepare, practice and preform on film a presentation of their personal research and telling the story of why it is important.
  • Attend a two-day, in-person workshop at the start of the program. Most likely early to mid June 2018.

Selection & Notification:

A committee of senior scientists and program staff will review nominations and choose up to ten fellows for 2018.

Applicants may be invited to a short phone interview with the committee.

Applicants will be notified by April 1.

The Fellowship begins in May 2018.

The 2018 Science Communication Fellows Program is sponsored by BullsOnly_Red_200x200