Civic Science Fellow, Science Philanthropy Alliance

The goal of the Rita Allen Civic Science Fellowship program is to identify ways to expand how and to whom science news and information are communicated. It also aims to identify best practices to provide all science media producers with tools to reach new audiences more effectively.

The Science Philanthropy Alliance, in partnership with the Rita Allen Foundation, seeks a Civic Science Fellow to explore and test effective methods of communication with potential private funders of basic science. The Civic Science Fellow hosted by the Science Philanthropy Alliance will be part of a cohort of fellows funded by the Rita Allen Foundation and other funders across several organizations. Each fellow will complete a civic science curriculum to inform his/her work and add to a growing body of knowledge about effective science engagement.

The selected fellow will be paid a salary plus benefits for the fellowship year. She or he will live in the Bay Area and work with the Science Philanthropy Alliance during the one-year program, beginning no later than September 1, 2019. The fellow will work closely with the Science Philanthropy Alliance, including its member philanthropic organizations and research institution partners, to examine, test, and share best practices in and approaches to communicating with funders and potential funders of basic science, as well as supporting them in exploring the role of science engagement in science philanthropy.

Candidates will be early- to mid-career science media producers, journalists, fundraising or development staff, communicators, or working scientists with a commitment to science communication. Candidates must be US citizens or green card holders.

The application deadline is June 15, 2019.

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