Science Communication Fellowship


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 2022 CAICE Summer Undergraduate Science Communication Fellowship is a program that aims to combine summer undergraduate research experiences with robust science communication. Participants will work closely with researchers from multiple universities to create engaging and accessible science communication that conveys CAICE science to diverse audiences.

Applications are NOW OPEN and will close February 28th 2022.

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
  • 10 week program at UC San Diego starting June 2022
  • Preparation for graduate school, attend professional development & symposiums
  • Publication of your work on the CAICE website 
  • Receive a stipend of $5000 and up to $500 in travel costs

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


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, 2022, otherwise your application will be considered incomplete
  • Accepted participants will be notified in March 2022


If you have any questions, please contact Jeanette McConnell, the Director of Education, Outreach & Diversity (



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