31 Dec

Kendall Fellowship: Understanding Scientist Activism


[Following an initial screening, top candidates will co-write a more specific fellowship proposal in coordination with UCS staff for submission to the Kendall Science Fellows Program Advisory Committee by February 1, 2019. Final decisions on the award of this competitive fellowship will be made by the end of February 2019.

Deadline: January 6, 2019 or until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.]

[We seek a social scientist who can help the UCS Center for Science and Democracy develop a plan for sustaining our movement of scientists and science supporters. The Center helps scientists and science-based organizations engage in democratic dialogue and the public policy process. Over the past two years, our team has trained and mobilized thousands of scientists and other experts in the US to be involved in local and national policy- and decision-making. Our network has helped repel some of the most egregious recent attacks on science-based policy-making, setting the stage for a sustained movement for scientist engagement in public policy as a core element of our democracy. We wish to better understand the mechanisms that enable collective and individual advocacy in the science community, to help us create an enduring effort.

Qualifications and Experience

Research experience, and nuanced understanding of the science of movement building
Excellent communication and collaboration skills with scientific and non-scientific audiences
Ability to foster partnerships with peer organizations
A doctoral degree in political science or a related field is preferred. A master’s degree with extensive independent research experience may be considered.]

05 Dec

Comment about University Voices at COP Published in Nature

Samantha Basile (Michigan – CLASP), Michael Lerner (Michigan – Political Science/Public Policy), and Keyon Rostamnezhad (Northeastern) have just published a comment about university participation at the UN climate change conference in this week’s issue of Nature.