Faculty Fellows

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UK Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences (UK-CARES) will announce the opening of nominations for the third cohort of Faculty Fellows in Science Communication in April 2020.

Benefits of Participating in the Program

  • Improve your ability to communicate your science to a variety of audiences including colleagues from different fields, lay audiences, and the media.
  • Enhance your research, instruction, and/or service opportunities for promotion and tenure and/or career advancement by gaining access to and networking with community partners in the Appalachian region and UK-CARES faculty.
  • Network with UK-CARES faculty and community partners, leading to potential opportunities for funding through the UK-CARES Pilot Program.

Program Details

This year-long program is designed to provide faculty with skills training for communicating science to a broader audience, leading to an enhanced capability for outreach and success in research, teaching, and service. Faculty at both UK and at other Kentucky colleges, universities, vocational/trade schools or high schools with interest in environmental health science and education in Appalachia are eligible to apply.

Selected fellows will be provided with a year-long training program and follow-up, beginning with attendance at an on-campus workshop by nationally known trainers in science communication. Additional skills training will be provided throughout the year, including three onsite workshops, and online training modules provided by Beverly Delidow, Ph.D., Marshall University.

Participants will develop their own goals for the training and will be expected to attend all meetings and complete assignments for individual feedback. Individual coaching sessions are also offered.

Each Fellows cohort is limited to 10 faculty members or educators per year. Recruiting of the third cohort will begin in April 2020.

Nominations and Applications

We invite you to nominate an interested faculty member from any UK unit or any other educational institution (university, community and technical college, or public school) serving the Big Sandy, Kentucky River, or Cumberland Valley area of southeastern Kentucky. Applicants with interest inĀ  environmental health science are preferred. Interested applicants are also encouraged to self-nominate or to ask a mentor or administrator to make the nomination. First-round nominations are due no later than May 10, 2020.

Nominations will be reviewed and selected nominees will be notified by May 17, 2020. Selected nominees will then be invited to complete a full application due on June 14, 2020. Applicants will be asked to upload a video describing their research. Fellows selected for the third cohort will be notified on or before July 12, 2020.

For questions, please contact Kathy Rademacher via email kathy.rademacher@uky.edu or 859-323-8539.