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Bursaries for Science in Public Conference 2019

The Science in Public 2019 conference is in Manchester this year, and we
have a bursary scheme to encourage researchers and practitioners, in
particular from the global south, people with disabilities, and people
with low/ or no income, who would otherwise not be able to come to the
conference.

The deadline for applications is 23:00 (GMT) on Friday 15th March. All
successful applicants will be informed via email by 23:00 (GMT) on Friday
22nd March.

The website for the conference can be found here: https://sip2019.com/

And here is a direct link to the bursary scheme:
https://goo.gl/forms/0lz17bmrMRWAHL4D2

Posted on behalf of Dr Sam Illingworth, Senior Lecturer in Science
Communication, MMU

Grants for STEAM Summer School in Science Communication

Registration to the third international STEAM Summer School in Science Communication is now open.

See: http://www.steamsummerschool.eu/course/

The summer school is a 10-day intensive course in July which covers a wide-range of science communication topics, including journalism, social media, policy, management, arts, and performance. What makes it unique is the combination of the Arts with STEM subjects for creative communication approaches. The course will be comprehensive and no previous experience is required.

This year the school will be hosted at the University of Malta and will be a fantastic
opportunity to hear from international experts and mix with science communication
enthusiasts from around the world. Participants will be able to explore ways to
engage various public groups with research and will have a chance to improve
writing, speaking and other transferable skills for career development. Through the course, students will also organise and enjoy our social events which include science theatre, stand-up comedy and film. Watch our promo video to see more – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdUqzzXd3aQ

There are three grant options available to attend the school which will cover
registration fees, accommodation and funds towards travel. These include our
institutional grant, an international grant and those who apply through ERASMUS+
Mobility. More information about how to apply for each of these grants can be
found on our website. It is also possible to attend via paid registration and an early-bird discount is currently applied. We hope to see you there!

When: 2 – 11 July, 2017
Where: University of Malta, Malta
Who: Undergraduate and postgraduate students, established researchers, educators and SciComm professionals.
Price: Free (for grant winners), €550 (early-bird), €600 (full price).

For more information go to: http://www.steamsummerschool.eu or email: steam@um.edu.mt

Funded by the Erasmus+ programme, STEAM is led by the University of Malta, with the following partners: European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations (EUSJA, France), Haaga-Helia University (Finland), Science View (Greece), University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom) and Rhine-Waal University (Germany).

The BIG Event Bursary – OPEN

Once again this year, BIG is offering a few lovely bursary places to attend the BIG Event in July. This is ideal for people working in and around science communication, who think they might benefit from making some more professional friends by attending BIG’s three-day conference – this year in Belfast.

Deadline for applications: Friday 6 May, 11.59pm

The bursary covers registration fees to attend the BIG Event this July at W5 in Belfast, plus limited travel and accommodation support. BIG members who are in the first five years of their professional career and have not attended a previous BIG Event are eligible to apply. If you’re not a member of BIG, don’t let that stand in your way – join at http://www.big.uk.com

It was my first time and I didn’t quite know what to expect but I really found it useful. Not only useful for work, it is nice to know so many people share similar passions.” – 2014 bursary winner

If you fit this bill, then we’d love you to apply for a bursary to come along. The BIG Event is a three-day conference bringing together 150+ STEM engagement professionals from across the UK and beyond to help you build your skills, grow your contacts and explore what’s working for others in your field of work.

You can read all the detail about the conference and the bursary application process at http://www.big.uk.com/bigevent16

Don’t forget – you must be a BIG member to apply so leave time to join if you aren’t a member already.

Rachel Mason, BIG Event Organiser