Communications Researcher and Practitioner Partnerships

Posted by National Academy of Sciences on May 1, 2017

National Academy of Sciences Issues RFP for Communications Researcher and Practitioner Partnerships

The National Academy of Sciences, with support from the Rita Allen Foundation, has issued a Request for Proposals to support the formation of new partnerships between science communication researchers and practitioners. The awards respond to a recent NAS report, Communicating Science Effectively: A Research Agenda, which calls for those who research and practice science communication to work more closely together to expand actionable knowledge about effective approaches.

Two grants of $37,500 will be awarded to support the formation and development of science communication researcher–practitioner partnerships. Partnerships should be collaborative in all phases of the research, including design, execution, evaluation, and dissemination. In addition, partnerships must extend beyond the types of relationships where researchers conduct evaluations and report results back to practitioners or engage practitioners in a limited aspect of the research, such as collecting data.

The winning teams will present their progress at the Sackler Colloquium, the Science of Science Communication III: Inspiring Novel Collaborations and Building Capacity, November 16–17, 2017, at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.

For complete program guidelines and proposal instructions, see the NAS website.


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