Registration open for NAS Sackler Science of Science Communication Colloquium – Nov. 16-17

Members of the UW-Madison community are invited to the National Academy of Sciences’ third annual Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia on the Science of Science Communication, set for Nov. 16-17 in Washington, D.C.

The third colloquium, which is being organized in part by Life Sciences Communication professor Dietram Scheufele, will focus on the NAS consensus study report Communicating Science Effectively, which was developed after the last colloquium, as a framework for advancing both research and practice in science communication. It will explore ways to build capacity for and foster the use of evidence-based strategies for engaging the public with science and ensuring its appropriate use.

In addition, as part of the colloquium, the NAS will offer two awards of $37,500 each to bring closer to fruition the vision for robust science communication research described in Communicating Science Effectively. These awards will support partnerships of science communication researchers and practitioners and facilitate their efforts to plan collaborative research projects that are aligned with the report’s vision. Proposals are due June 1, 2017.

See below for more information. For the agenda, full call for proposals, and additional information, please visit

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