Workshop for Women in Science Journalism 

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About the Programme

The British Council, through Newton Bhabha Fund in collaboration with Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune is organising workshops for women in science with the aim to open new avenues for women in the field of science journalism. These workshops are hosted by IndiaBioscience, Bangalore. These are planned to generate a trained workforce to take on emerging roles in the growing scientific enterprise and to raise awareness about other career options in STEM.

  • Applications Open – Apply now to attend 2018-19 workshops.
  • Deadline for accepting applications: 9 September 2018

For more information, please read below

Orientation Session

There will be an Orientation Session on Careers in Science Communication/Journalism with speakers from India working in related areas.

Date: 12 November 2018
Venue: Dasheri, NCBS, Bangalore

Eligibility for the Orientation Session: Free and open to all

Note: If you wish to attend only the Orientation day on 12 November, 2018 but not the full workshop, we request you to register here. Selected participants for the workshop need not apply for the orientation day.

 Please click this link for the schedule.

Workshop Details

The workshop will build the capacity of women scientists by training them in the area of Science Journalism. There are two levels to the workshop. The first level lasts for three days, includes up to 50 selected participants involves in-depth discussions and assignments.  A group of 20 selected participants will then have the opportunity to attend a second, advanced level.

The workshop would be conducted by a team of experienced faculty from Coventry University, UK:  

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Applications are invited from women with MSc degree or pursuing PhD/Post-doc in STEM subject areas. Those who fulfill any of these criteria and are already employed in a scientific organisation may also apply. Selection will be made based on qualification, prior experience, statement on future career choice, and current job (if employed) profile.

Dates, Venue and Registration

Level 1 workshop: 13-15 November 2018

Venue: Raspuri, NCBS, Bangalore

Level 2 Workshop: 7 and 8 January 2019

Venue: Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi

Registration: All registered participants for the workshop are expected to commit four full days to attend the orientation day and the workshop. Interested applicants are requested to register and submit their applications by clicking on this link.

Costs Covered

There is no registration fee. Accommodation (for out-of-town participants) and boarding, will be provided free of cost.


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