Science Communicator in Residence Program

Science Communicator in Residence Program

The Simons Institute's Science Communicator in Residence program was created in Fall 2016, with the goal of increasing visibility for theoretical computer science and supporting science communicators interested in covering the field. 

For 2024–25, the Simons Institute invites proposals for visits of 1–3 weeks. Over the course of a visit, science communicators will typically attend one or more thematic workshops, engage with visiting scientists, and contribute an article or interview (filmed by our video production team) to the Institute's newsletter. Visiting science communicators are also welcome to give a talk or lead a science-writing workshop during their stay.

A science communicator in residence will hold a shared office in Calvin Lab. The position comes with a stipend, and support for travel to the Institute at the beginning and end of the visit.

Science communicators of all sorts (journalists, visual artists, filmmakers, etc.) are welcome to apply; work products for the visit can be customized according to the visitor's medium. 

Candidates should send a letter of interest indicating the proposed theme and dates for the visit, which workshops the candidate would like to attend (and the motivation for the selection), and how the project fits in with the person's interests and work more broadly. In preparing their proposal, applicants should consult the list of upcoming research programs, as well as the thematic workshops within each; workshops coming up in the next few months are described in greater detail on individual workshop pages. Please include three relevant work samples, CV, and a list of three professional references. Applications may be sent to Communications Director Kristin Kane, at kristin [at], and will be considered on a rolling basis.

Science Communicators in Residence