Open Applications for the Berlin Science Communication Award

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(24.03.17) The Humboldt‐Universität zu Berlin (HU) and partners are looking for highly talented science journalist at the beginning of career to apply for the Berlin Science Communication Award. The prize-winner will take part of the Journalist‐in‐Residence Program during two month in Berlin. The program offers ideal conditions to expand professional network and to establish contacts with Berlin’s top‐level research institutions, scientists and science communicators in the area.

The HU is looking for applicants, who have:

  • Residency in one of the following countries: USA, Singapore, Brazil
  • An outstanding resume and excellent work contacts in your home country
  • The time and commitment to work and live for a period of two months in Berlin (October and November 2017)
  • High motivation and openness to discover the Berlin science community
  • Work Experience: At least 2 years of experience in journalism / public relations specialized in science Communication
  • Excellent English language skills (highly proficient in spoken and written English)
  • Readiness to build up a new network
  • The wish to participate in and contribute to local events
  • Ideas and time to produce cross‐media coverage of your stay in Berlin/develop new cross media formats with HU and their partners
  • Ideas and time to develop, plan and organize a follow‐up event in your home country

The Berlin Science Communication Award‐ Journalist‐in‐Residence Program is endowed with:

  • Prize money of €2,500/person/month
  • Travel expenses to and from your home country
  • Remuneration for concept, planning and organization of follow‐up events €1,500/person
  • Budget for follow‐up events in your home country
  • Workspace at Humboldt‐Universität zu Berlin

The program is part of the DFG International Research Marketing Ideas Competition and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the initiative “Promote Innovation and Research in Germany”.

Application deadline: April 17th