Science Communication Skills grant (pilot)

The Science Communication Skills grant (pilot) supports organizations providing science communication skills training to students, fellows, and faculty in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) from Canadian postsecondary institutions. Organizations may request up to $20,000 in funding for a one year period.

Training supported by the pilot grant will educate students and researchers in STEM on how to effectively communicate science to the public.

NSERC encourages organizations to consider the needs of official-language minority communities in their area while developing activities, and to strive to have official documentation and promotional materials available in both official languages.

Eligible activities include

  • training workshops in science communication skills
  • mentorship activities
  • conferences, symposia or webinars
  • development of resources in tandem with delivery

Funds may be used for new activities or for improvements to content or delivery of existing activities. Training linked to course-work requirements (i.e., degree or diploma programs) is not eligible.  

Eligibility 

If you are a Canadian

  • registered non-profit organization
  • postsecondary institution
  • non-federal museum or science centre

you can apply for the pilot grant. You should have experience in science communication skills training.

Website

Application Deadline: May 15, 2020.

Upcoming Deadlines

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June 15, 2021June 15, 2021 *
May 12, 2021 May. 12, 2021 May 12, 2021 16:00:00 May 12, 2021 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Science Communication Skills grant (pilot) The Science Communication Skills grant (pilot) supports organizations providing science communication skills training to students, fellows, and faculty in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) from Canadian postsecondary institutions. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.
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