Travel Scholarships to participate in a Media Panel With support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea (COMPASS) and the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program are offering travel scholarships for journalists to participate in a science communications plenary panel on Monday, June 26.
Applications are invited from journalists interested in helping scientists become better communicators, who would enjoy meeting with leading conservation scientists and conservation professionals from around the world and hearing about the newest advances in conservation biology and its application. The journalist scholarships cover airfare, a stipend for meals, and up to three nights accommodations during the conference.
The aim of the plenary panel is to convey journalists' perspectives about how to translate science to non-scientific audiences. Each panelist will be asked to make a short presentation and to provide "a window into your world." Topics for discussion include:
To apply for scholarships, please submit a brief cv/bio including your publishing history, a short cover letter describing your interest and what issues you would like to discuss with scientists and one sample article. Please send submissions to Jessica Brown at email@example.com no later than March 27, 2006. Applicants will be notified within two to three weeks of the closing date.
Journalists are eligible for free meeting registration and access to support services: contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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