International Conference on Responsible Research and Innovation

promo-01-boscolo-romaThe International Conference on Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society2017 (RRI-SIS2017) will be held in Rome, Italy during September 25-26, 2017.

This is the first annual conference of the MARINA project that aims at presenting the cases studies highlighting environmental preservation, RRI issues, principles and topics related with the research and innovation in the context of the H2020 societal challenges. The concept of Responsible Research and Innovation is relatively recent and it is part of the Europe 2020 strategy with the objective to promote a vision for a stronger collaboration among social, natural and physical scientists, societal actors and citizens in order to achieve a wider dimension of science and innovation and improve the role of society in environmental preservation. With this focus the conference will cover and systematise these themes and will help fill the gap in the present literature. Read More

EUSEA Anual Conference 2017

euseaRegistrations are now open for the European Science Events Association (Eusea) annual conference 29-30 May at KU Leuven in Belgium.
The conference motto is “Beyond HORIZONs – Framing the Future” with a focus on future of public engagment strategies. There promises to be a glimpse of funding policies beyond Horizon 2020 with stakeholders from the European Commission as well as discussions about science-society dialogues and innovative science communication formats.

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PCST 2018 Call for Proposals is published

unnamedNetwork for the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PSCT) has published the Call for Proposals for its April 2018 conference in Dunedin, New Zealand. The full text of the Call is posted at the network web site,

The overall conference theme is Science, Stories and Society – the Soul of Science Communication, and the Call for Proposals presents this in a series of sub-themes. Proposals should address at least one of these.

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EUJA fellowship for a study trip to Heidelberg

Heidelberg-300x225Seven years ago the European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations (EUSJA) organized its first study trip to Heidelberg that was very successful and higly appreciated by scientists and science journalists. This May they are organizing a visit that wonderful city of science again, meet scientists in German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg University and some other research centers.

The study trip will be from 9 to 12 of May. EUSJA has up to 25 slots that include 3 night free accomodation, meal, local transportation and cultural programme. The participants have to take care of their travel expences to and from Heidelberg. The applications should be sent strongly via national association by March 20. Read More

Unveiling the Universe: when Science hits the News

For the 2017 edition (July 1st – 6th, 2017, Erice, Italy) of the International Science Journalism School, the Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture grants 30 fellowships for members of EU-countries and 5 for non-EU countries. Fellowships are aimed at science journalists, science communicators and students in science journalism and communication.

Candidates should send their CV and a motivation letter in which they describe:
1.       Their plans for their professional future
2.       Why they think participating in the summer school would benefit their career 
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WCSJ2017 Travel Fellowships: Call for Applications

WCSF2017_SF_LogoSymbolThe World Conference of Science Journalists 2017 offers travel fellowships for professional and student attendees from the U.S. and abroad. These fellowships are intended to enable those who otherwise could not attend to join us for the conference in San Francisco, October 26-30, 2017. The grants will provide full or partial support to cover economy airfare, accommodation for the duration of the conference, and reasonable ground transport, up to a maximum amount based on the traveler’s location and circumstances. Fellowship recipients will receive complimentary meeting registration.

Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by April 15 to allow for plenty of time to plan travel and acquire any necessary visas. Selected fellows will be informed of the exact amount of funding offered at the time of notification.
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European Conference for Science Journalists 2017

Paneldebat_closeup_4_marts_2014_0The European Conference for Science Journalists 2017 (ECSJ2017) will be an interactive and communicative event from 26th June to 30th June in Copenhagen, Denmark. We will provide a media platform for streaming video and podcasting from the conference. As a new element, ECSJ2017 will offer work grants for science journalists from all over the world for the production of material during and after the conference.

The conference will have a specific focus on the climate debate with training sessions, networking, creation of transnational investigative journalism and the best climate researchers and specialised journalists in the world. It is a unique setup which will have an important impact on the international debate on climate, sustainability and resilience. Other themes are science in social media, global development, investigative journalism and responsible communication of science. Read more information in the webpage of the event. Read More

Call for panels: Science in Public conference 2017

sipyellowblackThe 11th Annual Science in Public Conference will be on the theme of  “Science, Technology and Humanity” and hosted by the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, July 10-12th, 2017, in association with iHumanThe Science in Public Research Network is for anyone involved with or interested in academic research about ‘Science in Public’ in the broadest sense.  It provides a central point of contact for the research community that has grown out of the ongoing UK based conference of the same name, which has been running annually since 2006.

‘Science in public’ research is any work which considers the relationships between science and technology; ‘the public’; multiple publics; or the broader public sphere. This includes work on, for example, science in mass media, museums or online spaces; public engagement and participation; popular science and its histories; science, publics and policy; and science in fictions, art and cinema. Rather than forming another new interdisciplinary field, the SiP Network aims to foster cross-disciplinary discussion and debate between researchers across the many disciplines which address this topic, including science and technology studies, history of science, geography, psychology, cultural studies, media and communication studies, sociology, development studies, English literature, policy and political studies, to name a few. Read More