Berlin Science Communication Award

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Apply now for the BERLIN SCIENCE COMMUNICATION AWARD and be part of the Journalist‐in‐Residence Programme at the science hub Berlin!

You are an international science communicator from Brazil, Singapore or the USA? Apply now for the Berlin Science Communication Award and be part of the Journalist-in-Residence Programme at the science hub of Berlin.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) and partners are looking for you. You are a highly talented science journalist at the beginning of your career and you want to be part of Berlin’s science and research scene for a period of two months? The Journalist-in-Residence Programme offers you ideal conditions to expand your professional network and to establish contacts with Berlin’s top-level research institutions, scientists and science communicators in the area.

The Berlin science community is looking for you, if you have:

  • Residency in one of the following countries: USA, Singapore, Brazil
  • An outstanding resume and excellent work contacts in your home country
  • The time and commitment to work and live in Berlin for a period of two months (October and November 2017)
  • High motivation and openness to discover the Berlin science community
  • Work Experience: At least 2 years of experience in journalism / public relations specialised in science communication
  • Excellent English language skills (highly proficient in spoken and written English)
  • Readiness to build up a new network
  • The wish to participate in and contribute to local events
  • Ideas and time to produce cross-media coverage of your stay in Berlin/develop new cross media formats with HU and partners
  • Ideas and time to develop, plan and organise a follow-up event in your home country


  • Prize money (Fellowship) of €2,500/person/month
  • Travel expenses to and from your home country
  • Remuneration for concept, planning and organisation of follow-up events €1,500/person
  • Budget for follow-up events in your home country
  • Work space at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The programme is part of the DFG International Research Marketing Ideas Competition and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the initiative “Promote Innovation and Research in Germany”.

About the application process and contact details please visit the website: > Call for International Science Communicators now open!

For questions regarding the programme and the application process, please don’t hesitate to Nina Mikolaschek, International Strategy 
Office, HU Berlin (nina.mikolaschek[at]