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Media Fellowships
Media Fellows working in the press room at the BA Festival of Science

The BA Media Fellowships are intended to create a greater awareness and understanding of the workings of the media among practising scientists, social scientists and engineers.

The fellowships provide placements working with a national press, broadcast or internet journalist.
During placements of between 3 and 8 weeks fellows learn to work within the conditions and constraints of the media to produce accurate and well informed pieces about developments in science.

The scheme's impact extends beyond the summer placement. After their placements fellows are better equipped to communicate their research and expertise to the public and their colleagues. Some go on to do freelancing as an add-on to their normal jobs, others incorporate science communication activities into their academic or professional work in science and engineering.

The Media Fellowships reflect the BA's commitment to work with the media to build understanding between science and society.

What's the scheme really like? Read comments and reports from past fellows

Am I eligible to apply? Read the eligibility criteria

How much time do I have to commit to? View the year's schedule

When and how do I apply? Access application information

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Do you have any more questions? Please see Frequently asked questions.