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For the 2012 edition, the International School of Science Journalism and Communication grants 24 fellowships for members of EU-countries. Fellowships are aimed at science journalists, science communicators and master students in science journalism and communication.

 The selection requires:

– For science journalists: at least three years of professional experience working for general or popular science media;

– For science communicators: at least three years of professional experience working in a scientific organization, science museum or science centre or as a free lancer in a position of press officer, curator, editor of (web)publications, organizer of outreach activities or similar;

– For students: being a student in a master program in science communication or science journalism.

Candidates should send their CV and a motivation letter in which they describe:

1. their plans for their professional future

2. why they think participating in the summer school would benefit their career

3. how they perceive the challenge of communicating nanotechnology – which is the theme of the summer school this year – in general and in their current or future position.

Fellowships will cover:

– The fee of the School

– Travel expenses to and from Erice

– Staying in Erice

The members of the selection committee are:

Fred Balvert, Maria Rita Ferrazza, Barbara Gallavotti, Enzo Iarocci, Fabio Turone.

Please send your application for a fellowship: CV (max. 1 page) and motivation letter (max. 1 page) to Maria Rita Ferrazza, e-mail: EISSJC@LNF.INFN.IT

The deadline for applications is May 1, 2012.

Applications which reach us after this date will not be taken into account!