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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 proposals

Call for a host: PCST 2027

The PCST Network is inviting bids to host its 2027 conference.

Call for proposals: NAMES 2023 Conference

Submit a session to the upcoming NAMES Conference.

Call for organisations: European Geosciences Union - deadline 6 February 2023

The EGU have launched two calls for organisations to help in the development of their new science communication and science mentoring workshops.

Call for papers: Public Understanding of Science - deadline 17 February 2023

UCL are putting together a special issue on Science Communication, Public Engagement and Social Justice.

Call for Papers: Museum International: Museums, sustainability and sustainable development - deadine 20 February 2023

ICOM is preparing an issue of Museum International on the theme of Museums, sustainability and sustainable development.

Call for Artists: European Marine Board is looking for two new artists - deadline 20 February 2023

The EMBracing the Ocean programme provides grants of €10,000 for creative individuals and groups to co-create artwork in collaboration with Ocean scientists to expand societies’ understanding of the Ocean’s value and inspire wide reaching societal change for Ocean sustainability.

Calls for 1st EU Prize for Citizen Science & Accelerator Programme - IMPETUS - deadline 13 March 2023

The IMPETUS project has launched two open calls for citizen science initiatives that are now open for applications. The project aims to boost recognition of citizen science and comprises an innovative funding scheme for citizen science initiatives in the European Research Area.

In parallel, the IMPETUS project has also launched an open call to provide funding to kick-start and sustain citizen science initiatives related to two EU Missions: ‘Healthy Planet’ and ‘Cities for Life’. The selected initiatives will also receive mentoring and training as part of an Accelerator Programme.

Call for Proposals for International Teams in Space and Earth Sciences - deadline 16 March 2023

ISSI and ISSI-BJ invite scientists to submit project proposals for their International Team activity.

Call for abstracts: Special Issue "Connecting Science Communication Research and Practice: Challenges and Ways Forward" - deadline 20 March 2023

This special issue of JCOM will be devoted to research articles, practical insights and essays focusing on the potential for effective and sustainable collaborations between science communication researchers and practitioners. Our aim is to contribute to the advancement of science communication as a whole and to enable researchers and practitioners to benefit from each other's experience and expertise.

Call for applications - European Museum of the Year Award 2024 - deadline 3 April 2023

All European museums which are not for profit and have opened or been substantially renewed since January 2019 are eligible to apply. Museums/exhibitions opened for more than 4 years at the time of the application, are not eligible.

Call for Papers for Special Issue "Science Communication in Education: Mapping the Field to Foster the Impact and Sustainability of Education Sciences" - deadline 31 October 2023

Submit a paper for a special issue of Education Sciences.

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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.

The Collaborative Futures Academy 2023 - application deadline 28 February 2023

Are you a researcher or practitioner working to connect research and society? Are you looking to challenge your practice, learn from peers and experts from across the world, and push your work to the next level? Then we have good news for you: applications for the next Collaborative Futures Academy 2023 are now open! Begins 10 May.

STEM, LGBTQ & You - 24 February, Birmingham and Online

Industry professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, academics, Science Communicators, teachers, lecturers, and those in STEM outreach are welcome.

UWE Bristol - MSc in Science Communication programme - starting September 2023

This flexible programme is directly informed by current practice to combine theory and practice, and gives you excellent access to their industry links.

UWE Bristol online course: Science Communication: Online & Media Writing - 17 April to 25 June 2023

Do you want to hone your science writing skills? Well, the Science Communication Unit at UWE Bristol is offering a 10-week online course that will give participants the confidence and know-how to write clear, engaging stories that stay true to the science. Whether you’re a scientist who wants to write for lay audiences, a science communicator looking to hone your skills or someone who is completely new to the field, the Online and Media Writing course will enable you to develop your writing.

Getty Summer Institute 2023 - The Museum in a Digital World: Strategies - Methods - Tools. 4-15 September 2023

In September 2023, the Belvedere Research Center in Vienna and the Center for Image Science at the University for Continuing Education in Krems will jointly host an international summer institute sponsored by the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles.

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3. Conferences, webinars and meetings

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.

2023 Austrian Citizen Science Conference, 19 - 21 April 2023, Linz, Austria

Different institutions host the annual Citizen Science Conference, which has become Austria's largest Citizen Science event.

#EUSEA23 – Pathfinders on a Mission: Exploring Engagement in a Complex World! 3-4 May 2023

EUSEA23 will be held at Eurac Research headquarters, in partnership with the EUSEA board and office and the team in Bolzano: Sigrid Hechensteiner, Matthias Mühlberger and Karin Amor from Eurac Research Communication are looking forward to welcoming you in Bozen, Bolzano in South Tyrol.

NAMES 2023 Conference, 9 - 11 May 2023, Konya, Turkey

Forward Together is a call to gather as a community and discuss ways to maintain relevancy and deal with the challenges facing science engagement within our institutions, considering recent and ongoing global changes.

Teo Live 2023, 11 May 2023, online

Teo Live is Teo’s touring exhibitions online event, designed to support the international touring exhibitions community – to discover exhibitions, hear about trends and meet with community members. Registration is free.

Impact of Science 2023, 19 - 21 June 2023, Halifax, Canada

The Impact of Science Conference will focus on stimulating the societal impact of science by building stronger, long-term structures for knowledge and data exchange, as well as Public-Private collaboration.

Conference on Food & Communication 13-15 September 2023 Örebro University, Sweden

The theme for the 3rd conference on food and communication is: "Communicating 'good' foods".

PCST Venice Symposium, 28 - 30 September 2023, Venice, Italy

The PCST Venice Symposium intends to address current challenges that academic and research institutions face with respect to public communication and public engagement.

ASTC 2023 Annual Conference, 7 - 10 October 2023, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

The ASTC Annual Conference is an event for science-engagement professionals and leaders in science and technology centers and museums as well as allied organizations across North America and around the world.

Hands On! 2023 Conference, 25 - 27 October 2023, Bern, Switzerland

Forum Wissenschaftskommunikation, 15-17 November, 2023, Bielefeld, Germany

The main theme of this year’s conference is "Contentious but equitable – Towards a New Culture of Debate" but proposals from all other areas of science communication are also encouraged.

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4. Jobs / Calls for tenders

Project Manager - Ecsite, Brussels, Belgium; ASAP

Principal Investigator - ITQB NOVA, Oeiras, Portugal

Science Communications Advisor - Catalyze Group, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Daphne Jackson Fellowship, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK; applications will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found

President & Chief Executive Officer - Frost Science Museum, Miami, FL, USA; applications will be considered beginning in February 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Science Marketing Manager - Berlin Science Week, Berlin, Germany; ASAP. N.B German proficiency required

Project Curator - Imperial War Museums, London and Duxford; closing 6 February

Project Coordinator - Generation Glas, Dublin, Ireland; closing 6 February

Senior Impact & Engagement Officer, King's College London, London, UK; closing 8 February

Science Communicator - Kyushu University, Kyushu, Japan; closing 10 February

Senior Patient, Public Involvement, Engagement and Participation Officer - NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre, Leeds, UK; closing 10 February

Executive Officer - United National Environment Programme, Washington, D.C., USA; closing 12 February

Producer (Academics & Researchers) - Science Gallery London, London, UK; closing 12 February

Administration and Events Paid Internship - Ecsite, Brussels, Belgium; closing 12 February

Communications Lead - NCCPE, Bristol, UK; closing 12 February

Communication and Engagement Manager - UWE, Bristol, UK; closing 13 February

Digital Producer - Life Science Centre, Newcastle, UK; closing 14 February

Research Associate for a new BA\Leverhulme Small Research Grant project - UWE, Bristol, UK; closing 19 February

Assistant professor (tenure-track) on Biodiversity & Society - Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands; closing 16 March

HORIZON - Innovative governance, environmental observations and digital solutions in support of the Green Deal; closing 23 March 2023

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5. Grants and funding

IMPETUS grants & awards call - opens 10 January 2023

Apply to IMPETUS' Accelerator Programme for Citizen Science and the European Union Prize for Citizen Science. The 1st call opens on 10 January and two webinars are planned to support the application process.

Growing Roots funding opportunity - deadline 26 February 2023

Apply for funding to explore, and trial approaches for engaging the public with environmental science. Applications from a range of backgrounds are welcome, including, community groups, researchers (environmental science, non-environmental science, early career), PhD students, public engagement professionals, charities, public representative/public-facing groups, government bodies, and businesses.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Staff Exchanges 2022, deadline 8 March 2023

Under this call, the European Commission will award €77.5 million to support international consortia of universities, research institutions, businesses, SMEs and other non-academic organisations to exchange their staff for up to 12 months.

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