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Click on the links for upcoming international conferences, webinars, calls for papers and courses in science engagement.

  1. Calls for papers and proposals
  2. Courses / Events
  3. Conferences, webinars, meetings
  4. Jobs / Calls for tenders
  5. Grants & funding

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1. Calls for papers and proposal

Call for applications: EU Award for Gender Equality Champions - deadline 13 October

The Commission launches the EU Award for Gender Equality Champions, a new prize that recognises academic and research organisations that have achieved outstanding results in the implementation of gender equality measures.

Call for proposals: Proof of Concepts EIT Food - deadline 15 November

EIT Food has launched two open calls for proposals for impactful and scalable public engagement projects and consumer food research and insights knowledge.

Call for papers: What Is Truth? Knowledge, Expertise and Political Decision-Making in the Age of Epistemic Instability - deadline 31 December

This is a call for papers for a Special Issue of «Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia», a quarterly research journal on Sociology.

Call for applications: 2023 Erasmus+ European Universities - deadline 31 January 2023

This new Erasmus+ call for proposals will continue the rollout of the European Universities initiative.

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2. Courses/Events

Inspiring young people in STEM - anytime, online

The National STEM Learning Centre of the UK put together a series of four courses on the platform Future Learn. This programme aims to help students develop their volunteering skills and STEM activities for young people. Courses are free and you can join at any time. More information and registration can be found on the website.

Science Communications - anytime, online

It’s a comprehensive science communication MOOC on edX - online, free and open to all. The course explores research-based, practical ideas and inspiring stories from the field based on conversations with over 50 expert interviewees worldwide

UWE Bristol SCU online course - Applied Research Skills - 5 September 2022 - 30 January 2023, online

This course will introduce participants to the knowledge and skills required to design, carry out and critically analyse research in science communication. Applications are open.

Facilitation skills training - 8 September - 18 October, online

Stickydot is launching a five-part series of 2-hour online workshops that give an overview of the theory behind facilitation skills and techniques, as well as an opportunity to test them out in practice with science communicators from across Europe. This course aims to address skills for in-person as well as virtual workshops. It will be of relevance to researchers, science communicators, and facilitators. (workshop on 8th September is free)

Developing Digital Transition Strategies for Cultural Heritage Institutions - starting 26 September, online

The inDICEs project is running a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to support cultural heritage professionals at all stages of their careers to develop digital strategies. The MOOC is free to join and open to all. One module is already out but you can still enrol.

Science Communication for Societal Impact - 4-7 October, online

AESIS brings together experts involved in the field of science communication and the impact of science to provide an interactive training course.

Science Communication School - 10-13 October, Montagnana, Italy

This general module provides early career researchers with basic communication skills relevant both within science (e.g., conference presentations, proposal and paper writing, poster presentation) and in public (e.g., science and media, event organization, science and art).

GeoScience Communication School - 14-15 October, Montagnana, Italy

A module devoted to communicating climate change and natural hazard risks by GeoScientists.

Science film-making course, until November 2022, online

One-day introduction online: Oct 4 / Nov 8. Learn the key principles of professional filmmaking and put your questions to an experienced filmmaker/science communicator.

Science Communication: Connecting People, Creating Events course - 16 January to 20 March 2023, online

This 15-credit Master's level module will support you to develop underpinning knowledge and skills in science communication and public engagement with research, by UWE Bristol.

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3. Conferences, webinars and meetings

Forum Wissenschaftskommunikation, 4 - 6 October 2022, Hannover, Germany

Wissenschaft im Dialog is delighted to host the conference at the Leibniz University Hannover.

2022 ASPAC Conference, 5 - 7 October 2022, Bursa, Turkey

Explore the role of science centres and museums in culture and change at the ASPAC annual conference.

MuseumNext Digital Collections Summit, 10 - 11 October 2022, online

Over two days you’ll hear about the latest digital platforms, strategies and tools, and get the guidance you need to move forward. From digitisation to collection management, online collections to digital storytelling, DAMS to NFTs. What's next?

Hands On! Conference, 13 - 16 October 2022, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Every two years, Hands On! organises Europe’s only children-dedicated museum conference in order to explore the latest developments in the field of children’s education in museums, children’s museums and science centres.

75 years: lives in science journalism seminar, 17 October 2022, London, UK

The discussion will range across print and broadcast media, and cover the time of 'living memory'. It might therefore include the 'celebratory' era of the 1960s, the environmental turn of the 1970s, the neoliberalism of the 1980s and the digital world of journalism since the 1990s.

Science Europe Open Science Conference, 18 - 19 October 2022, Brussels, Belgium

The conference will provide a comprehensive overview of the current policy initiatives, research assessment reforms, and financial measures that support the transition to Open Science, as well as look forward to new trends.

Citizen Science for Policy and Practice, 20 October 2022, online

Participatory research, citizen science and its impact on policy and practice. Includes international speakers, case studies and networking.

MOSAIC Roadmap for co-creation, 20 October 2022, online

This interactive workshop will introduce the MOSAIC Roadmap for co-creation in the context of the Cities Mission.

EU Sustainable Investment Summit, 28 October 2022, Brussels, Belgium or online

The European Commission’s flagship annual event on sustainable investment brings together decision makers and stakeholders to discuss key issues and challenges. Building Tomorrow, the second edition of the EU Sustainable Investment Summit will be an opportunity to show unity in accelerating the transition toward climate neutrality.

Falling Walls Science Summit 2022, 7 9 November 2022, Berlin, Germany

Some of the most important researchers and thinkers of our time gather at the Falling Walls Science Summit to discuss breakthroughs with global leaders in science, politics, business, and the media.

NEMO European Museum Conference, 13 - 15 November 2022, Loulé, Portugal

Save the date! Join for inspiring panel discussions and keynote speeches, networking opportunities, museum study visits and much more.

Communicate 2022: Amplifying Awareness, Focusing Action, 15 - 16 November 2022, London and Bristol, UK or online

Communicate is the UK’s leading conference for environmental communicators. This year’s theme is ‘Amplifying Awareness, Focusing Action’, and offers participants the opportunity to delve into the heart of environmental communication in a changing world and an increasingly challenging comms landscape.

IOP Communicators and Outreach Conference, 17 November 2022, London, UK

An opportunity for physics communicators and outreach enthusiasts of all levels to meet and discuss best practices and collaboration.

Ecsite Directors Forum, 17-18 November, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Open to the senior managers of Ecsite's Full member institutions. A two-day seminar to exchange views, make trends and discuss key developments in science engagement. Each year, the event is hosted by one of the participating organisations and strategic discussions centre around a special theme. The 2022 Directors Forum is hosted by NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam

IOP Communicators and Outreach Conference, 17 November 2022, London, UK or online

The IOP Communicators and Outreach Conference is a totally free conference for the sharing of best practices being held at the IOP HQ building in London and live streamed online. The conference is physics-focused but not physics limited. Register online before 10 November 2022.

OpenSciComm Conference / 24-25 November 2022, Belgrade, Serbia

The conference aims to connect complex research concepts and topics with concepts that are familiar to the public such as climate change, artificial intelligence and cutting-edge technologies. The main goal is the presentation of recent, novel and inspirational practices, exchange of ideas and approaches, and networking between international peers.

Engage Conference 2022, 6, 7 & 15 December 2022, Central Bristol, UK and online

Engage Live will take place in Central Bristol with a programme including plenary talks, networking sessions and smaller discussion groups. Engage Online will take place the following week on Thursday 15th of December. Come to one day, or come to all – the flexible ticket options mean you can engage with Engage in a way that suits you.

Museum Connections, 17 - 18 January 2023, Paris, France

International trade fair, focusing on the business and sustainable challenges of museums, cultural and touristic venues, Museum Connections highlights trends and innovations to imagine the new visitors’ experiences.

PCST Conference, 12 - 14 April 2023, Rotterdam, Netherlands

PCST Conferences take place every two years, bringing together practitioners, educators and researchers in the diverse and growing field of science communication. They include elements of academic and professional conferences, including presentation of research, reflections on practice, and practical workshops and demonstrations. More information to follow in 2022.

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4. Jobs / Calls for tenders

Senior Communications and Outreach Specialist - Tetra Tech, remote; deadline ASAP

Senior Program Officer (Nature-based Adaptation Solutions) - World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Washington D.C., United States; deadline ASAP

Programme Management Officer - United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), New York, United States; closing 7 October

Creative Engagement Manager - Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Berlin, Germany; closing 7 October

Global Biodiversity Standard Project Manager - BGCI, Botanic Gardens Conservation International, London, UK; closing 9 October

Journalist (food, land and nature) - Carbon Brief, remote; closing 10 October

HR and Talent Officer - ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain; closing 10 October

Outreach STEM Programmes Manager - Imperial College London, London, UK; closing 14 October

Scientific Programme Managers - Science Foundation Ireland, Dublin, Ireland; closing 14 October

Communication Intern - International Water Management Institute (IWMI), New Delhi, India; closing 14 October

Social Media and Press Office Coordinator - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK; closing 19 October

Communications Officer - BGCI, Botanic Gardens Conservation International, London, UK; closing 19 October

Junior Marine Sciences Researcher - CIIMAR, Interdisciplinary Centre for Marine and Environmental Research, Porto, Portugal; closing 19 October

Communications Officer - ERINN Innovation, Dublin, Ireland; closing 24 October

Programme Management Officer - United Nations Environment Programme, Geneva, Switzerland; closing 28 October

Director of Strategic Partnerships and Services - BGCI, Botanic Gardens Conservation International, London, UK; closing 2 November

Scientific Knowledge Broker - Eawag (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology), Switzerland; closing 1 December

Conservation Outreach & Education Assistant - Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, United States; closing 1 December

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5. Grants and funding

ICOM's Special Grants in response to the war in Ukraine - closing 14 October

ICOM is offering a Special Grants round in response to the war in Ukraine and its impacts on neighbouring countries. It is open to those countries supporting or wanting to support Ukrainian museums and museum professionals.

SFI Industry RD&I Fellowship Programme - deadline 19 October

Awards under this programme can be made to academic researchers (at faculty and postdoctoral level) wishing to spend time in industry worldwide through the temporary placement of academic researchers with an industry partner.

Royal Society of Chemistry's Outreach Fund - next deadline 7 November

Funding for a broad range of projects and organisations that connect communities with the chemical sciences. Particularly interested in receiving applications for projects themed around sustainability, and those that target and reach under-represented audiences.

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