Online Course Available: Arctic Science Communication Training for Early Career Scientists

Date: 
11 January 2019

Online Course Available
Arctic Science Communication Training for Early Career Scientists
Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee

Application deadline: 3 February 2019

For more information and to apply, go to:
https://www.iarpccollaborations.org/news/12822

For questions, contact:
Jessica Rohde
Email: jrohde [at] arcus.org
Phone: 206-931-0090


The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) invites applications for participation in an online course on Arctic science communication training for early career scientists (ECS). This course will be conducted online via Zoom webinar software over six sessions at two hours each for 12 hours total over a period of six weeks. Students must participate in all course sessions using a webcam and strong internet connection.

IARPC seeks eight ECS for this program. The ECSs will identify a collaboration team of interest, participate in and contribute to IARPC Collaboration’s work, and produce a “lightning talk” about their own research to be delivered as part of the IARPC Public Webinar Series and at a collaboration team meeting.

Through this program, IARPC seeks to:

  • Train early career scientists with the communication skills needed to engage with various audiences, from non-scientists to researchers from other disciplines, and to collaborate with researchers from fields and sectors other than their own;
  • Engage participants in the research policy process;
  • Facilitate connection with federal program managers and senior researchers; and
  • Provide participants an opportunity to present their work without the expense of traveling to a conference.

Participants in the program must:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate student program or be within five years post-graduation (the final lightning talk will be based on the participant’s research and participants must be far enough along in research to be able to talk about it);
  • Have an account on IARPC Collaborations with a complete profile and join the Science Communication Forum;
  • Be excited about interdisciplinary teamwork, and appreciate the need for science communication skills in cross-disciplinary collaboration;
  • Commit to all of the course requirements in the commitment statement; and
  • Have a good command of English.

ECS conducting research related to Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021 will be given preference in the selection process.

Application deadline: 3 February 2019

For more information, including the course schedule and program commitment requirements, and to apply, go to:
https://www.iarpccollaborations.org/news/12822

For questions, contact:
Jessica Rohde
Email: jrohde [at] arcus.org
Phone: 206-931-0090