Attention all early-career scientists! Do you want to become a #scicomm superstar?

Have you ever dreamed of getting people excited about your work beyond the typical seminar setting?

Now’s your chance!

The Florida Museum and UF Thompson Earth System Institute invite you to apply for a brand-new science communication professional development training focused on giving polished, interactive science talks in an informal setting.

Graduates of the program will share their new skills by giving a talk at one of our popular Science on Tap events this fall! We are currently planning these events to take place virtually, but those plans could transition to in-person events as public health guidelines change. These talks will result in a professional recording, which can be a perfect resume booster.

science on tapWhy apply?

Effective communication skills are no longer perceived as soft skills. Increasingly, they are becoming part of the core professional skills every science student and professional should have.

savanna barryWho should apply?

We are accepting applications from anyone who considers themselves to be an early-career scientist, including graduate students and postdocs. We will be giving preference to those applicants whose research is related to air, water, land or life and is relevant to Floridians. A total of three participants will be selected to complete the summer training, and a Science on Tap talk this fall.

During the 6-week training, participants will learn science-proven ways to share their research in a way that inspires and informs the public and will work closely with science education professionals to develop a compelling and relevant presentation.

Program Overview and Timeline

*Note: Dress rehearsals will be scheduled prior to each participant’s presentation date. 


To apply:

Complete the following by 11:59 p.m. on June 12, 2020. 

For more information about the Science on Tap program, visit:

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