[ASC-list] ASC PD Grants Program closes Friday - get your applications in now

Ian M. ianmcd85 at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 3 00:35:27 UTC 2015

Hi all,
The call for applications for our 2015 ASC Professional Development Grants Program closes on Friday (5pm AEST). So this is your last week to get your applications finished - spread the word, tweet away, share on Facebook, tell your friends.
Application templates and more info can be found here - http://www.asc.asn.au/grants/
Why should you apply?
The program was set up to provide members from all around the country with the opportunity to gain support to undertake further professional development in the field of science communication. The ASC, with its diverse member base knows that not all members are able to attend national or branch events or have access to professional development and workshops through their workplaces. The ASC hopes, that through an annual grants program, members will have the opportunity to develop their skills and enhance their learning capacity.
This year over $5000 worth of grants are on offer.
As a reminder three grants and one internship are on offer:
Grant 1) The ASC Grant for Professional Development in Science Communication
This grant, worth $600 gives members the opportunity to undertake any professional development in the field of science communication.
Grant 2) The Peter Pockley Grant for Investigative Journalism 
This prestigious grant, also worth $600 is named in honour of Peter Pockley, one of the founders of the ASC who specialised in investigative science journalism for the ABC. It is for members who wish to enhance their skills in this specialised area.
Grant 3) The Cosmos Media Grant for Professional Development in Feature Writing
Thanks to Cosmos Media, this grant, worth $1000, is for members who wish to enhance their skills in the area of science feature article writing.
Internship 1) The Science Alert Social Media Internship 
This year Science Alert are offering a special opportunity for an ASC member to undertake a week long internship with their team. You will learn about not only the social media and writing side of Science Alert from the Senior Writers and Managing Editor but also the business side with the Managing Director. It will be a big week, you will be on the go the whole time, you will be asked to help write blogs, posts and learn about the business. It will be fast paced, tough and you may be given the opportunity to post your work on the Science Alert blog and Facebook page which has potential to reach close to 7 million people.
Timeline: September-October 2015 (for one working week)
Day 1 – 3: based in Sydney with the Science Alert teamDay 4 – 5: online componentThe winning candidate, if based outside of Sydney will be able to access up to $1000 for travel expenses associated with the Sydney component of your internship. The ASC can reimburse these expenses after the internship, we will just require copies of your receipts.
Good luck and be sure to email me if you have any queries on the submission process. 
Ian McDonald

ASC Grants Program Manager (can also email me at grants at asc.asn.au)

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