ericeThe theme of the 4th edition of the International School of Science Journalism & Communication 2013 is Brain imaging and cognitive neuroscience. It will take place between May 26 to May 28 at Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture in Erice (Sicily, Italy).

The School is based on lectures, working sessions and other activities held by international experts that will present the state-of-the-art of Cognitive Neuroscience, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and other frontier topics, while science journalists will work out the challenges from their perspective.

Course directors are Umberto Dosselli (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nuclear) and Fabio Turone (President of Science Writers in Italy) and Fabiola Gianotti, with her discovery of the Higgs particle at CERN, will be a special guest of this year’s course among other speakers.  See Preliminary Programme.

The registration fee is 500€ and covers accommodation, lunches, coffee breaks, transfers to and from the airports of Palermo and Trapani, school material and certificate of attendance.

On the other side, there are 30 fellowships, for EU science journalists, science communicators and master students, that covers the fee of the school, travel expenses and the stay at Erice.

Requirements:
Science journalists: at least three years of professional experience working for general or popular science media;
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;
Students: being a student in a master program in science communication or science journalism.

Interested candidates for the fellowship should send via email to Rita Bertelli a motivation letter and a CV. Deadline for applications is March 1.

More information. 

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