The summer 2019 Science Communication Fellowship to be held in Vienna. Apply for it!!

Are you interested in science communication? The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is currently accepting applications for its summer 2019 Science Communication Fellowship.

Why it matters?

The science communication is to help fellows to gain experience in communicating complex systems science for a general audience through a variety of platforms including blogs, website content, and articles for their magazine, options.

The successful candidate will work in the IIASA Communications Department, assisting with a variety of tasks including editorial work, 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 Program (YSSP), producing several pieces of work covering research from the program.


The fellowship will cover the cost of travel to and from Vienna and the awardees’ home country at the beginning and end of the fellowship, as well as a modest stipend to offset living expenses during the period of the fellowship. The stipend is 4,000 EUR for the three months. IIASA does not provide housing or additional funding for housing.


To be eligible for this contest, you must have a bachelor or equivalent degree in science or journalism, or current student or graduate of a science journalism program. Applicants from all countries are welcome, but IIASA gives priority to citizens or residents of countries in which IIASA has a National Member Organization.  Applications from developing countries are encouraged.


You need to be experienced in writing about science for the general public via blogs, newspapers, university websites, 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 is a plus.

How to apply?

To apply, please email the following documents: CV/Resume, Cover Letter, One writing sample of no more than 800 words about a scientific topic and aimed at a general audience, A letter of recommendation to Ms. Alia Harrison, Recruitment Coordinator, Human Resources Department, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis at  


The application deadline is 11 January 2019.  Incomplete applications or applications received with written samples exceeding 800 words will not be considered.

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