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IIASA 2023 Science Communication Fellowship for Journalist Worldwide

The IIASA science communication fellowship is a highly competitive programme that immerses early-career science communicators in the dynamic work of the IIASA communications team.

The science communication fellow will gain experience in communicating complex systems science for a general audience through a variety of platforms including blogs, website content, social media, video, and articles for IIASA magazine, Options. The successful candidate will work in the IIASA Communications and External Relations (CER) department, assisting with a variety of tasks including web publishing, media relations, event coverage, multimedia, social media, and other communication activities. The fellow will also work closely with participants in the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Programme (YSSP) and IIASA scientists, producing several pieces of work covering their research.

The 2023 Science Communication Fellowship runs from May 22 to September 1, 2023, and the selected candidates will be expected to be at the IIASA premises in Laxenburg, Austria for the full period.

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About International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is an independent, international research institute with National Member Organizations in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. IIASA in other to address issues too large or complex to be solved by a single country or academic discipline has put together the Young Scientists Summer Program to train and equip young scientists in the field of applied systems analysis. Such challenges as climate change, biodiversity, energy security, and sustainable development, must be solved by international cooperation.... read more


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Aim and Benefits of IIASA Science Communication Fellowship

A monthly salary based on an annual gross salary of EUR 18,800.00, which is exempt from income tax in Austria.

The advertised salary is:

  • Non-negotiable
  • Subject to deductions for health insurance and/or social security.

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Requirements for IIASA Science Communication Fellowship Qualification

  • Applicant should have a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in science or journalism, and/or current student or graduate of a science journalism programme.
  • Applicants from all countries are welcome, but IIASA gives priority to citizens or residents of countries in which IIASA has a Member Organization. They encourage applications from developing countries.
  • First experience in writing about science for the general public via blogs, newspapers, university web sites, or other outlets.
  • Written and oral fluency in English and proven ability to understand complex scientific research.
  • Experience with or interest in social media, video, photography, or other multimedia.

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Documents Required for Application

Provide the following documents in English:

  • Cover Letter outlining your motivation for applying
  • CV/Resume
  • One writing sample of no more than 800 words about a scientific topic and aimed at a general audience (e.g., article for a newspaper or magazine, blog post, or op-ed)
  • A letter of recommendation.


Application Deadline

January 20, 2023


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) on iiasa.ac.at to apply

For more details,IIASA website


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