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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 proposals: hosting CAP Conference 2024 - deadline 30 September

Any organisations, with adequate local capacities to host a large-scale, successful international conference, are welcome to apply. 30 September is the deadline to submit the Letter of Intent.

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 paper for a Special Issue of «Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia», a quaterly research journal on Sociology.

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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 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)

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

AESIS brings together experts involved in the field of science communication and 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 the communication of 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 to 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 Masters 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

European Research and Innovation Days, 28 - 29 September 2022, online

This is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond.

Europeana 2022, 28 - 30 September 2022, The Hague, the Netherlands or online

As a hybrid conference, Europeana hopes to welcome cultural heritage professionals from around the world. The Conference aims to explore how we can collaboratively build a common data space for cultural heritage and raise voices from across the sector to empower digital transformation and explore the role digital cultural heritage plays in today’s and tomorrow’s world.

International Day of World Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, 29 September 2022, online

The International Association of Agricultural Museums (AIMA) invites you to a one-hour program via ZOOM to recognize the International Day of World Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. To join the event, please register by September 23 by emailing aimalecturesreg@gmail.com.

Digitalization and Financial Awareness, 3-4 October 2022, Rome, Italy or online

The Museo del Risparmio together with the Bank of Italy organise a Conference Digitalization and Financial Awareness. Registration is free of charge.

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

he 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 at new trends.

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 towards climate neutrality.

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.

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 practice 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

Science Writer - Unmind, London, UK; deadline ASAP

Communications Specialist - National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Dehli, India; closing 30 September

Curator of Collections - The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, United States; closing 1 October

Education and Training Officer - BGCI, Botanic Gardens Conservation International, London, UK; closing 2 October

Communications Officer - University of Western Australia, Darwin, Australia; closing 3 October

Content Creator - We The Curious, Bristol, UK; closing 3 October

Education and Exhibition Officer - EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany; closing 3 October

Festival Engagement Manager - British Science Association, London, UK; closing 3 October

Science Communications Officer - TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany; closing 4 October

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

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

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

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

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5. Grants and funding

The Royal Academy’s Public engagement scheme, Ingenious - Closing 26 September 2022

Whether they're engineering a biomechanics theatre show or inspiring girls and young women with Girlguiding, Ingenious awards projects allow engineers and engineering to engage the public in the wonders of engineering.

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 which are supporting, or wanting to support, Ukrainian museums and museum professionals.

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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