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  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 applications, papers and proposals

Call for Applications for the STFC Public Engagement Early-Career Researcher Forum, deadline 9 June 2023

Apply to participate in the 'PEER Forum' if you are a scientist or engineer in the early stages of your career. This forum aims to to aid its participants in achieving their public engagement and outreach goals.

Call for Applications for the BGCI's Global Botanic Garden Fund (GBGF), deadline 30 June 2023

There are a number of grants available in order to promote plant conservation, sustainability efforts and global partnerships with smaller botanic gardens and arboreta in developing countries and biodiversity hotspots.

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.

Call for Ideas and Activities for the Science in the City Festival 2023

Science in the City Festival 2023 is on the lookout for interesting and interactive ideas and activities to feature at their 2023 festival.

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2. Courses/Events

Science Communication, anytime, email course

SciComm Society is offering a free course to help you get started with science communication; discover ways to reach an audience beyond your peers; share your research in new ways that stand out; and generate endless SciComm content ideas.

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.

Oxford Cultural Leaders programme 2023, Oxford (applications open 2 May - 26 June)

The acclaimed cultural leadership programme has developed an international reputation as a vital training ground for senior leaders in the arts and cultural sector worldwide. For the first time since the pandemic, Oxford Cultural Leaders (OCL) will offer both a residential and online programme for 2023.

Stickydot - Facilitation skills for science and society dialogue, 2 May - 20 June

Join Stickydot for their Zoom workshop series, all in English, focusing on facilitating dialogue and participatory processes around research and innovation. With five fascinating sessions to inspire resarchers and science communcators, this is the perfect workshop series to learn new techniques and practical tools to make facilitating dialogue easier.

STEAM Summer School, 5 - 11 June 2023, Malta

Learn how to communicate through the arts, develop your confidence and performance skills, meet exciting like-minded people and deliver a STEAM event in front of a real audience

Visualising Life – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Biology, EMBL Lautenschläger Summer School 2023, 26 June - 7 July 2023, Heidelberg, Germany

As in the previous edition, the 2023 Summer School will focus on Visualising Life. The programme will introduce students with non-biology background to the dynamic interdisciplinary world of current biology research.

ABSW Science & Technology Journalism Summer School - Association of British Science Writers, 27 June 2023, London, United Kingdom

Registration is open now for a full day (either in person or online) of training and networking at ABSW Science & Technology Journalism Summer School. You will have the opportunity to pitch ideas and meet editors and journalists.

SCICOMM Online 2023 - Stellenbosch University, 7 August - 30 November 2023, online

Presented in English, the SCICOMM online course hosted by Stellenbosch University includes six weeks of coursework and six weeks for a final assignment with course materials available on the online learning platform as well as one 'live' lecture per week. The application deadlin is 7 July 2023

European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2023 - Roskilde University, 7 - 13 August, Roskilde, Denmark

Bringing together Europe's research community, ECREA provides an enviornment for debate in regards to contemporary issues in media, communication and cultural studies as well as a safe space to workshop your PhD projects with international experts.

SCICOMM Online 2023 - Science Communication Online Course, 7 August - 30 November 2023, online

Applications are now open for the 2023 online short course in science communication on offer at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

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 - 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

Euro Nano Forum 2023, 11 - 13 June 2023, Lund, Sweden

Join the session entitled 'How to enable the inclusion of citizens and societal actors in the shaping of Advanced Materials?' on 12th June at 17:00 - 18:00 to learn more about innovative approaches toward sustainable products and processes, specifically focussing on the learnings from the “SocKETs – Societal Engagement in Key Enabling technologies” project.

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.

BIG Event 2023, 26 - 28 July 2023, Birmingham, UK

The BIG Event is a three day get-together every summer to share skills and experiences, develop professional links and keep up-to-date with the STEM engagement field. This is the place to hone your skills and recharge your professional batteries, pick up great ideas and show off your talent to your peers.

Universiti Malaya: International Conference on Science, Technology and Society 2023, 15 - 16 August 2023, Online

This year's theme of 'Rejuvenating STS for Sustainability Transitions' will examine the crucial role that STS plays in resolving sustainability issues. Look out for keynote speeches, parallel sessions and policy forum to encourage debates on the relationship between STS and sustainability.

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".

ASDC National Conference 2023: The Power in Purpose, 28 - 29 September 2023, Belfast, UK

With programme sessions covering topics such as sustainability, tackling misinformation in the science sector, diversity, nuturing STEM skills for future innovation as well as the importance of well-being - the ASDC National Conference 2023 offers an opportunity to discuss and network with colleagues from all over the UK as well as to participate in interesting workshops and discussion pertinent to the science community.

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.

Global Summit on Diamond Open Access, 23 - 27 October 2023, Toluca, Mexico

The purpose of the Global Summit on Diamond Open Access is to bring together the Diamond OA community of journal editors, organizations, experts, and stakeholders from the Global South and North, in a dialogue that seeks to implement collective action in the spirit of the Recommendations on Open Science from UNESCO and BOAI 20 years, where Equity, Sustainability, Quality and Usability are the pillars of our journey.

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

Every two years, Hands On! organizes 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 centers.

Berlin Science Week, 1 - 10 November 2023, Berlin, Germany

'Dare to Know' is the guiding theme of this year's Berlin Science Week which aims to promote science engagement by encouraging universities, research institutions, science-based start-ups and innovative businesses to share their knowledge with fellow scientists, journalists and the general public. Make sure to register by 30 July.

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.

PCST 2025, 27-29 May 2025, Aberdeen, Scotland

The theme for PCST 2025 has never been more relevant - focusing on transitions, traditions and tensions. In light of the challenges facing the world caused by the climate emergency, the University of Aberdeen will provide a platform in order to discuss the importance of science communication.

NAMES 2023 Conference - postponed

"In light of all this and in solidarity with our colleagues in Konya and the entire Turkish nation, in agreement with Konya Science Center, we have moved to postpone NAMES 2023 conference. We will not be making any future plans until the situation in Türkiye has stabilized and our colleagues in Konya Science Center are ready to reflect on their future plans. Meanwhile, we remain at their disposal for any support."

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4. Jobs / Calls for tenders

Policy Officer - International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Brussels, Belgium; closing 6 June 2023

Digital Content Editor - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom; closing 6 June 2023

Digital Communications Officer - Association of Anaesthetists, Hybrid / London, United Kingdom; closing 9 June 2023

Science Writer (Philanthropy) - Francis Crick Institute, London, United Kingdoml; closing 11 June 2023

Schools Programme Administrator - The Royal Institute, London, United Kingdom / Hybrid; closing 12 June 2023

Project Assistant Public Engagement & Impact - Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN), Berlin, Germany; closing 12 June 2023

Communications and Content Officer - Health Data Research UK, Flexible / Remote; closing 14 June 2023

Events & Project Officer - The European Animal Research Association (EARA), London, United Kingdom / Hybrid; closing 16 June 2023

Head of Scholarly Communications and Publishing - TU Delft Library, Delft, the Netherlands; closing 19 June 2023

Communications Manager - Newcastle University, Newcastle, United Kingdom; closing 22 June 2023

Senior Sustainable Development Officer - United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), New York, USA; closing 23 June 2023

Executive Director - The Natural Sciences Sector of UNESCO, Trieste, Italy; closing 30 June 2023

Supernova Internship - ESO, Garching, Germany; closing 31 December 2023

Strategic Communications Manager - SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Leiden, the Netherlands

CENTRINNO Internship - Metabolic Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Senior Program Manager/ Team Leader - FAST India, New Delhi, India

Science Program Specialist - The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Flexible location

Head of Biodiversity & Natural Capital - Credit Suisse, Geneva, Switzerland

Consultant, Envrionmental Impact Accounting - South Pole, London, United Kingdom

Various Roles - EarthRights International, Various Locations

Various Roles - Senckenberg, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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5. Grants and funding

Science Communication Part-Bursary Scheme - UWE Bristol's Science Communication Unit; closing 16 June 2023

If you have applied for UWE Bristol's MSc Science Communication programme starting this September, you are eligible to apply for a £1,500 bursary offered by the Science Communication Unit.

The RCPath's Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme - The Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath); closing 1 July 2023

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for individuals or organisations who support the delivery of pathology-related activities and events in the UK.

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