Voices for Science
Be a science advocate
Voices for Science is a program AGU launched in 2018 that centers around training scientists to address the critical need for communicating the value and impact of Earth and space science to key decision makers, journalists, and public audiences. The program recruits scientists to participate in one of two tracks: policy or communications.
The Voices for Science program provides scientists interested in science communications and outreach with specialized training to hone their skills. Throughout the twelve-month program, participants work directly with AGU staff to conduct regular outreach activities with a variety of audiences in their local communities. Applications for the 2023-2024 U.S. & North America-based cohorts are closed, but EU and UK policy applications are open through 21 Februrary 2023.
How it works
During the application process, Voices for Science advocates, indicate their interest in the policy or communications track. A maximum of 20 applicants are accepted into each track. To qualify, applicants must demonstrate an aptitude for science communications and a strong desire to engage with a variety of audiences and to speak out about the importance of Earth and space science. Applications for the 2023-2024 U.S. & North America-based cohorts are closed, but EU and UK policy applications are open through 21 Februrary 2023.
The commitment entails the following activities and benefits.
1A written commitment to conducting outreach activities
2A minimum of one outreach activity per month for a twelve-month period
3An in-depth in-person training session 17-19 April 2023.
4Participation in Voices for Science activities at Fall Meeting in December (expenses are covered by AGU)
5Serve as role models for others interested in science communication
Apply to the Policy Track
More on the current cohort
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