jobs: fellowship opportunities

Some great fellowship opportunities from the Rita Allen Foundation as part of their civic science initiative.

Civic Science

The Rita Allen Foundation seeks to foster a culture of civic science, in which broad engagement with science and evidence helps to inform solutions to society’s most pressing problems. Making progress toward this goal requires building new knowledge and collaborations across many sectors. 

Civic Science Fellows Program

To catalyze widespread engagement with science and its societal implications, a partnership of civic institutions, media organizations, scientific associations, researchers, and foundations is coming together to create a new program, the Civic Science Fellowship.

The Fellowship will embed emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds in organizations working at the many interfaces of science and society. Fellows will work on a variety of multidisciplinary projects that connect civic science research with evidence-based practice, and scientists with communities. Projects might include, for example, creating innovative media, designing approaches for community engagement, and investigating best practices for working with specific populations. Fellows will also create connections and shared resources to strengthen the development of a culture of civic science across many types of networks. Read more.


The Civic Science Fellows program will include a cohort of full-time fellows embedded across a variety of institutions. As positions open for applications, they will be linked to here. 

Alda Civic Science Fellow in Chronic Pain

The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University is seeking a Civic Science Fellow in Chronic Pain to develop resources to bridge connections between pain researchers, communicators, and communities. The Alda Civic Science Fellow will work to connect civic science research with evidence-based practice as it relates to the chronic pain field, such as assessing and synthesizing the state of communication surrounding pain research and applying those findings to create an innovative project fostering greater connectivity between scientists and communications practitioners. Read more.  

WGBH Civic Science Fellow in Science Misinformation

NOVA/WGBH, in partnership with the Rita Allen Foundation, seeks a Civic Science Fellow in Science Misinformation to further explore the challenges around science misinformation and its spread through digital media. Working as part of the larger cohort of Civic Science Fellows, the Science Misinformation Fellow will be hosted at NOVA, the pre-eminent PBS science series produced out of WGBH Boston. The Fellow will review the current state of science communication research on science misinformation; develop a production plan for implementing effective strategies and best practices for countering misinformation; create, deploy, and evaluate innovative media assets; and broadly disseminate the results of the reach and impact of these original media assets. Read more.

AAAS Civic Science Fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has an opportunity for a Civic Science Fellow to join their team in the Office of Public Programs and Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology. The Civic Science Fellow will explore effective strategies for connecting science to everyday issues and solutions and opportunities for positive culture change in the science-society relationship. In addition, the Fellow will develop recommendations for effective approaches, measuring change, and scaling up action-oriented strategies in the field. Read more.

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