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Undergraduate
Science Communication Fellowship

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Participants work alongside CAICE research teams and act as the conduit for sharing CAICE science with diverse audiences through various forms of science communication. 


Summer Undergraduate Science Communication Fellowship

The 2021 CAICE Summer Undergraduate Science Communication Fellowship is a pilot program that aims to combine summer undergraduate research experiences with robust science communication. Participants will be paired with a faculty mentor and work closely with researchers from multiple universities to create engaging and accessible science communication that conveys CAICE science to diverse audiences. Applications are open now and close February 28th 2021!


Benefits and Details

  • Mentoring from CAICE faculty and the CAICE Director of Education, Outreach & Diversity
  • Work closely with CAICE researchers and learn about the latest scientific developments
  • Gain experience translating scientific research into multiple forms of science communication
  • 8-10 week program (~June - August 2021)
  • Preparation for graduate school, attend professional development & symposiums
  • Publication of your work on the CAICE website 
  • Receive a stipend of $5000

Who Should Apply?

  • Application open to undergraduates with an interest in chemistry *and* science communication
  • Women, students from underrepresented groups, and military veterans are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Priority will be given to current 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates
  • Students from community colleges are encouraged to apply 
  • Open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents only

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Application Instructions

  • Fill out the application below or click here for the link.
    This will include a personal statement, writing samples, statement of interest, and contact information for a recommendation letter
  • After you submit your application, an email will be sent to your selected reference/recommendation writer asking them to fill out a form on your behalf. Please follow up with them to make sure they do.


Important Notes

  • The deadline to submit your Application Form and the Recommendation Form is February 28, 2021, otherwise your application will be considered incomplete
  • Accepted participants will be notified in March 2021


Contact

If you have any questions, please contact Jeanette McConnell, the Director of Education, Outreach & Diversity (jmcconnell@ucsd.edu).

 

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