8 November 2022
Photo: HRA/Sven Wied
The Hamburg Research Academy’s Research Communication Project will continue with funding from the Claussen Simon Foundation for another two years. New support services, aimed at helping participants get started in the field of research communication and deepen their existing knowledge, will complement the current program. In the second phase of funding, Dr. Fenja De Silva-Schmidt will be taking over the coordination of the project as its new advisor.
As in the first funding phase, the comprehensive workshop catalog remains the core component of the project. The courses focus on different facets of research communication and are aimed at beginners and advanced participants alike. They include foundation courses on topics such as clarity in public speaking and writing and more specific programs, e.g., on podcasts and visual research communication.
Second season of Spread the Word
The podcast Spread the Word and the series of online talks on research communication, designed to inspire the audience to forge their own paths into the field, are also set to continue.
The new support fund provides financial aid to early-career researchers needing, for example, to hire technology or organize events within the scope of their own projects. All funded projects will be presented on the corresponding website.
A new network, currently in the planning stage, will complement the existing networking events by giving researchers a platform for discussing their own research communication projects and asking questions. There are also plans for an in-depth research communication workshop.