ISC Science Communications Network

The ISC is convening a global network of science communicators across our community to learn, collaborate, network, and collectively advance science as a global public good. The network is open to all interested staff, office bearers, or representatives of ISC Members, affiliated bodies and partners, but will be particularly useful for those in communications-related roles – managing social media and websites, writing blogs and press releases, producing multimedia content, working with press, and doing other similar work.

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#SayItWithScience Art Prompts

The UN Foundation and the IPCC are partnering to make climate science more accessible to global youth. The initiative, called #SayItWithScience, uses art to rapidly communicate climate solutions to new audiences. To make IPCC science more accessible, UNF is calling on young artists to help visualize climate solutions and energize the call to "unite behind the science." As part of the Say It With Science initiative, this artwork would be credited in public communications and could potentially feature in upcoming report releases by the IPCC on the latest science of climate change.

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Learn how to achieve more impact with your research!

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre is pleased to announce that its course on Science for Policy is open for registration on the new EU Academy platform. The course is essential for researchers who would like their research results to have greater policy impact, but may not have the know-how to communicate effectively with policymakers.

Deadline: N/A

Coimbra Group Scholarship Programme for Young Researchers

The Coimbra Group universities are offering more than 70 scholarships for young professors and researchers that are both national and residents of Latin American, Sub-Saharan Africa or European neighbourhood countries. With the aim to enable scholars to internationalise the research they perform at their home institution and help them establish academic and research contacts in Europe, the initiative will specifically support short-term research visits to one of the 19 participating universities on the European Continent.

Deadline: 16 April 2021

SILBERSALZ Science & Media Awards

SILBERSALZ Science & Media Awards recognizes and celebrates the achievements of those who are working to solve many of today's challenges, of those who fascinate and inspire audiences worldwide through their stories, of those who encourage the next generation to engage with STEM subjects through global outreach, and of individuals promoting science and evidence, advancing the public discussion around global issues.

Deadline: 20 April 2021

Implementing Strategy for National Impact Assessment (21-23 April)

In the past years, experts have worked to improve the process of measuring and communicating the impact of science on society around the world. New methods have been developed to better evaluate societal impact of scientific research by science funders and research institutions. These impact assessment tools and methods have served as a means (never as an end in itself) to aid science funders and research programme designers in maintaining an effective and efficient science funding system, while justifying the importance of investing in scientific research towards society. There are rising pressures to demonstrate economical and societal returns on these investments on governmental and non-governmental science funding organisations; therefore, our 2021 Spring Course will focus on Implementing Strategy for National Impact Assessment, and explain impact evaluation processes in the broader context of society as a whole.

Deadline: 21 April 2021

The Gender in STEM Research Initiative: Advancing gender analysis and women’s leadership in STEM fields. Call for Expressions of Interest

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity to advance gender analysis and women’s leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields through the Gender in STEM Research Initiative.

Deadline: 22 April 2021

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Young Talents Programmes
Women scientists at doctoral and/or post-doctoral level around the world are invited to submit their application for one of the national and regional L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Young Talents Programmes that, as you know, aim to promote and encourage young women researchers, helping them to pursue their research in institutions at home or abroad.
Deadline: 29 April
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Deadline: 10 May (TBC)
Middle East
Deadline: 20 May
Deadline: 30 June

Early Career Fund now available for young professionals to participate virtually or in-person

The Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021) has created a dedicated Early Career Fund which will support young professionals to participate in the event virtually or in-person, if the country of residence is Australia. Interested candidates can submit their applications online.

Deadline: 30 April 2021

TechWomen Spring 2022 Programme Applications open

TechWomen aims to empower, connect and support the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by providing them access and opportunity to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and become role models for women and girls in their communities. TechWomen supports the United States’ global commitment toward advancing the rights and participation of women and girls around the world by enabling them to reach their full potential in the tech industry.

Deadline: May 2021

The International Science Council (ISC) and WDS would like to call on their respective members, as well as partners organizations concerned with scientific data stewardship, to nominate new members of the Scientific Committee. Nominations of early career and female scientists or experts are strongly encouraged.

Deadline: 5 May 2021

TWAS─Abdool Karim Award in Biological Sciences

This award, named after TWAS Fellow Quarraisha Abdool Karim, carries a cash award of USD5,000 generously provided by Professor Abdool Karim. It is designed to honour women scientists in Low Income African countries for their achievements in Biological Sciences.

Deadline: 12 May 2021

TWAS-Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Award

This annual award, named after the TWAS Fellow Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi, recognizes women scientists from Scientifically and Technologically Lagging (STL) countries. It carries a cash award of USD4,000 generously provided by Professor Al-Kharafi and will rotate among various fields of science.

Deadline: 12 May 2021

TWAS─Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Award

This annual award, named after the TWAS Fellow Samira Omar, recognizes scientists from Least Developed Countries (LDCs). It carries a cash award of USD4,000 generously provided by Professor Omar. The 2021 award will honour a woman scientist working in an area relevant to sustainability.

Deadline: 12 May 2021

Applications are open for the 2021 AAAS-TWAS course on science diplomacy

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Washington, DC, USA, and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Trieste, Italy, are seeking candidates to participate in the AAAS-TWAS Course on Science Diplomacy to be held online from 30 August to 3 September 2021.

Deadline: 31 May 2021

Call for Nominations for the CUSPEA Prize

In 2021, the CUSPEA Foundation will launch the first award of the CUSPEA Prize to young distinguished scientists who have made outstanding contributions to promote scientific exchanges and collaborations in any scientific fields. The prize amount each year: 150,000 USD. Scientists worldwide are welcome to nominate outstanding candidates for the CUSPEA Prize.

Deadline: 31 May 2021

SILBERSALZ Conference - Call for Science Projects

The SILBERSALZ Science and Media Pitch is a matchmaking platform for scientists and media professionals interested in the communication of science to a global public audience. They invite you to present and discuss your latest science/research project with interested media professionals and science institutions. The aim is to ignite new collaboration between scientists and filmmakers and to boost creative documentary and interactive experiences with a scientific focus.

Deadline: 31 May 2021

School on Science and Global Security

Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security will host an international School on Science and Global Security from 21-24 October 2020. The School will be in person unless health precautions dictate otherwise

Deadline: 1 June 2021

Global Development Awards Competition 2021

The Global Development Awards Competition is administered by the Global Development Network (GDN), funded under the Policy and Human Resources Development Fund (PHRD) trust fund managed by the World Bank, and generously supported by the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan.

Deadline: 9 June 2021

Global Call for Nominations | Falling Walls Berlin

The value of breakthrough research has hardly ever been more evident as it is the groundbreaking work of scientists that will allow us to overcome the pandemic. To help make the Falling Walls Conference 2021 the celebration that excellent science deserves, we are asking leading academics and academic institutions, universities, research organisations, companies, private and public research centres, academies, research funders, foundations, and individuals to nominate the latest breakthroughs, outstanding science projects, and bright minds behind them in our 10 categories.

Deadline: 15 June 2021

German Chancellor Fellowship

We are searching the leaders of tomorrow. Are you a graduate with initial leadership experience? Do you come from Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, India, the Russian Federation, South Africa or the USA? Would you like to implement a self-chosen project that supports your career development, is societally relevant and has a lasting public impact? Are you interested in actively participating in an international network of dedicated leaders? Then come to Germany with a German Chancellor Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to take the next step of your career.

Deadline: 15 October 2021