Courses & Seminars

Apply now for the “Standing up for Science Workshop” at Lorentz Center, Leiden University on 9 December 2022.

This is a free event for PhD students and early career researchers in all sciences, engineering, medicine and social sciences!

The theme of the workshop is “Standing up for Science”, equipping and inspiring researchers to lead the public discussion of research and evidence. Places are free and open to ECRs from anywhere in Europe. All we ask is that participants can make their own way to Leiden.

Meet researchers who have engaged with the media, learn from policymakers about why good evidence is important for them and how researchers can help inform policy. Respected journalists will talk about how the media works, and how to respond and comment, and what journalists expect from scientists and researchers. Finally, get hints and tips from communications experts on how you can start standing up for science.

Sense about Science is proud to support early career researchers through our international Voice of Young Science network.

Applications are open until October 31st!

We aim to equip researchers to confidently engage with the public, journalists and policymakers, help them ask useful questions and put research findings and real-world events in context. We believe that doing good research is not enough if it is communicated in a way that is prone to misinterpretation. So we want researchers to take responsibility for the public discourse in their field. Voice of Young Science has been supporting ECRs to do this for nearly 20 years. We hope this opportunity to build valuable skills and pan-European connections will be of great interest to your ECR network.

See more information about the vent and application here!