Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Science Writing Fellowships at Current Science

S. Ramaseshan Science Writing Fellowships at Current Science
The Current Science Association has instituted Science Writing Fellowships in memory of Professor Sivaraj Ramaseshan for his contributions to the journal Current Science. The fellowships are initially awarded for a period of one year, extendable for a further period of one year.
Qualification: Candidates must possess a basic degree in any branch of science. Candidates with postgraduate (after B.Sc.) degree in literature, journalism or mass communication can also apply for the fellowship.
Desirable: A flair for writing and wide interest in diverse areas of science. Age: Not more than 50 years as on 1 April 2008. The candidates should not have any position (full time or part time) that entitles to any remuneration.
Job description: Selected candidates will be expected to write for the News, Research News, and General sections of the journal Current Science on a regular basis. Candidates may be based in any part of India but must have access to science libraries, journals and the Internet. Candidates based in Bangalore are expected to assist the editorial staff in the publication of Current Science.
Fellowship: Selected candidates would be offered a fellowship in the range Rs 8000 to Rs 12,000 depending on qualification and experience. Applications, which must include a detailed CV and reprints of popular science publications, must be sent to
Executive Secretary,
Current Science Association
P.B. No. 8001
Sadashivnagar P.O.
Bangalore 560 080

Applications can be submitted, however, these will be considered in April 2009.

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