SciComm Lite 1.0 is a workshop that encourages novice science communicators to deepen their understanding of the field of science communication. This workshop is a series of talks and activities that introduces/provide insights to students or researchers in the sciences to some of the important concepts/elements of science communication as a career. It is specifically targeted for beginners who are wanting to explore science communication as a career. The size of the cohort will intentionally be kept low to provide the participants with an immersive experience.
The name of the course is deliberately chosen to showcase that this is a workshop for anyone who would like to find out:
- If SciComm is your cup of tea (or coffee!?).
- If you would like to explore the field of science communication but do not know where to start.
- You need help in finding out how you can create content to communicate science to your target audience.
- Potential ways to communicate science in a simple and creative manner.
- If you need the push to work on your first piece of content, get personalized feedback from experienced science communicators and also stand a chance to publish it.
- Need the first nudge to start building your portfolio.
Criteria for Selection
We welcome any student or researcher in the sciences who is interested in furthering their interest and understanding in navigating the field of science communication. We strongly recommend beginners in science communication to consider this opportunity. We would ideally like to keep the batch to a 30 member audience to be able to provide personal attention and feedback. The participants would be selected solely based on the application and their interest in communicating science. (And we stick to it!)
There is a fee of INR 2000 for all the selected participants. This is to facilitate the conduction of the workshop and support our valuable mentors who are taking time out to take the session while also providing personalised feedback to all the participants for the content they pitch.
We are also offering three scholarships for the workshop which will be awarded based on the application responses. Not just that. If you are willing to sponsor a fellow participant or know someone who is willing to sponsor for one or more participants, please do enter the details in the application form.
|19/02/2021||Announcement of selected participants|
|24/02/2021 to 02/03/2021||Workshop sessions|
|03/03/2021 onwards||Pitch content, feedback and publication|
Details of the sessions
|Date||Day||Time (in IST)||Session||Mentor|
|24/02/2021||Wednesday||1730 – 1930||Finding and Pitching Story Ideas||Shreya Ghosh|
|25/02/2021||Thursday||1730 – 1930||The Editorial Process and EDI representation in your content||Aashima Dogra|
|26/02/2021||Friday||1730 – 1930||The many tounges of science: Opportunities and challenges in transcreation||Spoorthy Raman|
|27/02/2021||Saturday||1900 – 2100||Podcasting with IndSciComm||Abhishek Chari|
|28/02/2021||Sunday||1730 – 1930||Drawing science||Ipsa Jain|
|01/03/2021||Monday||1900 – 2100||Who are you communicating science for?||Somdatta Karak|
|02/03/2021||Tuesday||1730 – 1830||Bonus session and Feedback||Suchitha Champak|
Please address any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line including the phrase – “SciComm Lite 1.0”.