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Call for applications

International Summer School

The International Summer School Communicating Science is expected to take place in Berlin in the last week of July or the first week of August 2021. 

Application is open to doctoral candidates and postdocs for up to 6 years after completing their doctorate* who are currently and will still be doing research at European universities and/or research institutions during summer 2021 – regardless of their origin or nationality. 

(*excluding parental leave, sick leave etc.)

Participation is free of charge and includes catering during the conference programme. Travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed upon consultation. 

Knowledge and experience in science communication is desirable, but not a prerequisite for participation in the event. 

how to apply

The following documents must be submitted to mail@communicating-science.eu by 31.01.2021 at the latest:

Curriculum vitae in English (max. two pages, no annexes)

Motivation letter (max. 2,000 characters including spaces)

Application video (via download link)

  • Duration: two to three minutes
  • File format: .mp4, .mov, .avi, .mpeg

You should answer the following questions in the video:

  • Who are you?
  • What are you researching?
  • What is your understanding of science communication?
  • Why do you think it is important to communicate science effectively?
  • And of course: Why do you want to participate in the Summer School? 

We leave the rest to you!

The following technical tips will help you with your recording:
Some ideas for the application video:

selection procedure

The selection of participants for the International Summer School will be made by staff of Wissenschaft im Dialog and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Submissions will be judged on a scale (1–10) in terms of motivation, creativity, innovativeness, conciseness, argumentation structure and entertainment value. According to the total sum, the entries will be ranked and summarized in a list of the best. The best 50 submissions are expected to receive invitations to the International Summer School Communicating Science in Berlin at the end of February 2021. 


data storage

Your personal data will be stored and used by Wissenschaft im Dialog gGmbH for the organisation and realisation of International Summer School from the time of your application up to three months after the event. This data will be collected exclusively for the above mentioned purpose and will not be stored longer than necessary for the event. For further information please follow this LINK