Faculty Fellows

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

Program Details:

This program is designed to provide early career 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. Early career faculty at both UK and at other Kentucky colleges or universities 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 the acclaimed Alda Center for Science Communication. Additional skills training will be provided throughout the year, including three onsite workshops, and online training modules provided by Dr. Beverly Delidow, PhD, 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.

Each fellows cohort is limited to 10 early career faculty per year, with recruiting of the first cohort to begin in January 2018.

Benefits of Participating in the Program:

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

Nominations and Applications:

We invite you to nominate an early career faculty with interest in environmental health science. 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 February 16, 2018.

Nominations will be reviewed and selected nominees will be notified by February 23, 2018. Selected nominees will then be invited to complete a full application due on March 30, 2018. Applicants will be asked to upload a video describing their research. Fellows selected for the first cohort will be notified on or before May 4, 2018.  

Please click here for more information and here to submit your nominations.

For questions, please contact Monica Mundy at monica.mundy@uky.edu or 859-323-4587.

Link to nomination form: https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_02t3DcZtHXP896Z