AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has put forward an amazing fellowship named as Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program. The program is providing opportunity for graduate, doctoral, or upper level undergraduates. Aim of the given fellows program is to increase public understanding of science and technology. $500 stipend along with travel expense will be granted to Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. Mission of AAAS is Enhance communication among scientists, engineers, and the public, promote and defend the integrity of science and its use.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be enrolled as college or university students (graduate, doctoral, or upper level undergraduates) — or within one year of a completed degree — in the physical, biological, geological, health, engineering, computer, or social sciences or mathematics in order to apply.
  • Students enrolled in English, journalism, science journalism, or other non-technical fields are not eligible for these fellowships.
  • Successful applicants are required to attend an orientation at AAAS headquarters at the beginning of the summer (early June) and a wrap-up session at the end of the summer (mid-August). They will prepare reports on the progress of their fellowships throughout their placement.
  • The Fellowship is open to international students who are already studying in the United States

How to Apply:

Applicants those who are interested can lon in through the given link: https://massmedia.aaas.org/login/indexA.cfm

Supporting Documents:

  • A copy of your resume or CV (please include any honors, awards, and relevant activities).
  • General Writing Sample: One 2 to 3 page double-spaced brief sample of your writing that is on any subject (science or non-science topic) and directed toward a non-scientific audience (in terms appropriate for the general public). Please do not include technical or journal articles.
  • Sample News Story: A 750-word ‘news’ story for the general public summarizing a science, mathematics or engineering journal article from the past 6 months (published after July 1, 2015) and describing what the study’s findings are, why the study’s findings are important and what impact it will have on the public.
  • Source Article: The source journal article used to write your Sample News Story.
  • Candidate Questions: Responses to each of the 7 reflective questions found within the online application.
  • Three letters of recommendation (to be uploaded online by your recommender or mailed directly to the program by the recommender, but not both). At least two of these letters should be from faculty members who can comment on your academic work.
  • Unofficial transcripts of your undergraduate and graduate work (to be uploaded online or mailed directly to the program, but not both).
  • Letters of Recommendation.
  • Transcript
  • Letters of Recommendation and Transcripts must be sent on the given address:

AAAS MMF Program
Attn: Dione Rossiter, EHR
1200 New York Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Telephone: (202) 326-6441

Award:

  • AAAS typically selects from 15-20 Mass Media Fellows each summer. Fellows are provided a weekly stipend of $500 as well as travel expenses to and from AAAS and their sites.
  • AAAS does not provide housing or an additional housing stipend.

Application Deadline:

January, 15 2016 is the deadline of Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program.

Link for More Information:

http://www.aaas.org/page/apply

Contact Information:

If you have any questions email:  mmfellowship-at-aaas.org.

 

 

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