Faculty Fellows

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

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 or professional development by gaining access to and networking with community partners in the Appalachian region and UK-CARES faculty.

  • Connect 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 or virtual workshop by nationally known trainers in science communication. Additional skills training will be provided throughout the year, including a total of six in-person or online webinar workshops conducted in real time by Beverly Delidow, Ph.D., Marshall University.

Faculty 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.

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 an interest in 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 11, 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 3-5 minute video describing their research or scientific interest. Fellows selected for the third cohort will be notified on or before July 12, 2020.

Click the link below to apply or download a PDF of the information provided on this page.

For questions, please contact Kelly Kennoy via email kelly.kennoy@uky.edu or 859-323-4587.