erice5thThe theme of the 5th edition of the International School of Science Journalism (ISSJC) is The Digital World: computing, networks and us and it will take place from 9th to 14th June, 2014 at Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture (EMFCSC) in Erice (Sicily, Italy).

The summer course  is based on lectures, working sessions and other activities held by international experts that will present the state-of-the-art of the main topic. Preliminary programme.

The ISSJC had announced  35 fellowships  to attend the 2014 edition; 30 for applicants from European countries and 5 for applicants from non-European countries.  The fellowships will cover the fee of the school and the stay in Erice. For participants from EU countries also the travel expenses to and from Erice and for those form non EU countries there is a partial reimbursement of travel expenses.

Requirements for the fellowships:

  • For science journalists: at least three years of professional experience working/freelancing for general or popular science media;
  • For science communicators: at least three years of professional experience working in a scientific organization, science museum or science centre or as a freelancer in a position of press officer, curator, editor of (web) publications, organizer of outreach activities or similar;
  • For students: being a student in a master programme in science journalism or science communication.

Candidates should send a CV and a motivation letter via email to Rita Bertelli before March 10th, 2014.

The motivation letter (max. 1 page) has to include; your plans for the professional future, why you think participating in the summer school would benefit your career and how you perceive the challenge of living in a digital world?.

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