The ABSW is currently seeking Institutions/Universities/Employers who wish to offer Media Fellowships to their members or employees. Download our Brochure to find out more.

The ABSW Media Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for practising scientists, clinicians, and engineers to spend two to six weeks working at the heart of a media outlet such as the Guardian, BBC Breakfast or the Londonist. 

The ABSW Media Fellowships: 

  • Engage – give scientists the confidence to engage with the media
  • Foster Trust – tackle mistrust and misrepresentation
  • Bridge the Gap – between journalists and scientists
  • Build Understanding – between science and society

ABSW Media Fellowships are not available through individual applications.  Media Fellowships are offered through a sponsoring institution or university who fund the Fellowship for their members/employees.  If you would like to offer a Media Fellowship get in touch with Sallie Robins, Executive Secretary of the ABSW.  If you are an individual who would like to become a Media Fellow then speak to your employer or representative body to see if they might fund your Fellowship, and then ask them to get in touch.

Full details of the scheme can be found in our downloadable brochure above. 

The British Science Association (BSA) ran this scheme from 1987 – 2020 as part of their commitment to increasing the accessibility of the sciences and providing opportunities for discussion and debate.

The class of 2023.  Meet this year's nine ABSW Media Fellows, find out more about their research and supporting institutions, and where they are taking up their media placements this summer.

Meet the 2023 ABSW Media Fellows

With thanks to the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Bristol who are supporting Media Fellowships in 2023

With thanks to the Institute of Biomedical Science who are supporting a Media Fellowship in 2023

To support our aims to promote biomedical science to the public and to help ensure our media presence, the IBMS is proud to sponsor a media placement for our members.

With thanks to the School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge who are supporting a Media Fellowship in 2023

With thanks to UCL Global Engagement who are supporting Media Fellowships in 2023

With thanks to UCL Engineering who are supporting the Media Fellowships in 2023

Find out how the ABSW's first ever Media Fellows got on in their placements and enjoy their output from podcasts to news and features.

First ever ABSW Media Fellows excel as science journalists

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