Media Fellows Applications Apply for a 2020 Media Fellowship A number of Fellowships are available via UK universities and learned societies who partner with the BSA. If you are a member of staff at a university partner, you should apply through the scheme via in internal application process with your institution. Please contact us if your university or membership organisation would be interested in joining the scheme as a partner in 2020. Open applications Applications for Media Fellowships are typically open between February-April via sponsoring organisations. Essential documents and timeline 2020 Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions that aren't answered in these documents: Terms & Conditions which includes a summary of the financial support provided during a placement Letter to confirm your employer supports your participation Person Specification for Media Fellows February: Open call for applications within sponsoring institutions February - April: Applications close/shortlisting process April/May: Shortlisted applicants are interviewed by BSA. All applicants are notified about the outcome of their application Friday 22 May: Training day, London June/July: Placements allocated June – September: Fellows complete a two-to-six week placement, booked according to the availability of the media host and Fellow September: British Science Festival media launch, London 8-11 September: Fellows attend the British Science Festival, in Chelmsford, as a representative of their media host organisation October: Leadership day, London For more information on becoming a potential Fellow, please download this overview. The BSA is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, and want Media Fellowships to be open to all. There are a number of ways we are working to support participation in the scheme: We collect anonymised diversity data as part of the Media Fellow application process We provide guidance for our partners to reduce bias in the promotion, application and shortlisting process We work with Fellows to accommodate requests for part-time, remote, and flexible working We offer placements in a range of UK locations We ask all Media Hosts for their diversity policy and accessibility statements. Eligibility Unfortunately, we are not able to offer Media Fellowships to freelancers, undergraduate students, those who work in PR or communications, those who are based outside the UK, or those who want to change career full time into science communication. To be eligible to apply for the Media Fellowships scheme you have to fulfil the following criteria: are a practising scientist, social scientist, clinician or engineer and have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in your field following your highest degree. PhD students are eligible although we don't recommend it due to the heavy workload are employed, and based, part or full time in the UK work at any level in an academic or research institution, industry, civil service or any other similar organisation have your employer's/funder's consent to be released on full pay for the period of the Fellowships. Annual leave may be used for part of the placement. agree to all the terms and conditions of the fellowship, including mandatory attendance to the training / leadership days and the financial support provided For more information on becoming a potential Fellow, please visit here.