sicily_generalThe Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture Erice (Sicily), Italy, are organizing the 8th edition of the International School of Science Journalism. The theme of the course is “Unveiling the Universe: when Science hits the News” and  will be held from July 1st to 6th, 2017. The deadline for applications for the fellowships for the 2017 edition of the school has been extended to April 10th, 2017.

Theme: We are living in exciting times for the study of the universe: thanks to recent breakthroughs as the first direct detection of gravitational waves, scientists are attaining a deeper understanding on its birth, evolution and probable fate, while achieving a better knowledge of our galactic home through the search of extraterrestrial planets and the ongoing quest for life beyond Earth. However, these outstanding but complex discoveries can pose a tough communication challenge to communication professionals and scientists alike, who must look together for the most appropriate and engaging way to respond to the rising public interest.

Registration: The registration fee of Euro 500,00 (VAT included) covers accommodation, meals and coffee breaks, transfers to and from the airports of Palermo and Trapani (if you booked a flight to another destination, pick-up is not guaranteed), school material and certificate of attendance. The registration fee can be paid in cash in Erice, upon arrival at Majorana Secretariat, or, alternatively, by wire transfer. Please ask for bank details at the School Organizing Secretariat: EISSJC@LNF.INFN.IT

Fellowships: The School provides:

  • 30 fellowships for participants applying from an European country, which cover school fee, meals, accommodation in Erice (double shared room) and travel expenses to/from Erice (no taxi included). Please note: Travel expenses will only be covered for the arrival on July 1st and the departure on July 6th, 2017;
  • 5 fellowships for participants applying from a non-European country, which cover the school fee, meals and accommodation in Erice (double shared room), travel expenses are excluded.

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Este blog cuenta con la colaboración de la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología – Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación