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Science Communication Training and Awards Program

Now Seeking Postdoc & Clinical Fellows, Graduate Students & Postbacs

Icon of a gold rosette award1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be chosen to receive an additional $500 training/travel award.

Learn how to explain your research effectively to a broad scientific audience, in three minutes or less, with one-on-one professional training from public speaking coach Scott Morgan.

Get the chance to win up to $1,000 for use towards approved training or travel to a scientific meeting.

Visit the NICHD TmT Program website for more details: up to 10 DIR fellows (postbac, predoctoral, postdoctoral, visiting and clinical) are invited to compete for these science communication honors.

2020 TmT Program Timeline and Details

Friday, February 7

Deadline to Enter

Thursday, February 13

“Speaking About Science” Workshop

  • Tips on scientific storytelling with only one slide
  • Speaking in plain language while addressing the human health relevance for your research
  • Creating effective visual aids
March & April, Dates TBD

Individual Coaching/Practice Sessions

  • Meet one-on-one with public speaking coach Scott Morgan
  • Practice your talk and obtain feedback on oral presentation skills and speech development

May, Date TBD

NICHD TmT Competition

  • Three finalists will be chosen to advance to the next round
  • Finalists will each be awarded $500 for approved training/travel

June, Date TBD

NIH TmT Competition

(With NICHD, NHGRI, NEI, NIDCR & NCATS fellows)