Application Deadline:
August 30, 2019


We are pleased to announce that CITLS and Communications will partner with the RW Jones Agency to offer a Public Scholars Program for a cohort of faculty during the 2019 – 2020 academic year.  This program will offer a unique opportunity for faculty to learn how to communicate scholarly research and expertise to the public to make an impact. Faculty from all disciplines and appointment types are invited to apply, and a cohort of roughly 8-10 faculty will be invited to maximize the experience.

The program will involve approximately 4 to 5 hours of workshops per semester to help faculty shape their message, tell their story, advance public dialogue and create meaningful change. Possible workshop topics include: Communicating Outside the Academy, Working with the Media and Writing for the Public, Preparing for Media Interviews, Being a Public Scholar, and Communicating with Social Media. The workshop schedule will be set with participants’ availability in mind after the selection process.

There will also be an expectation and ample support for fellows to put the principles learned into action by composing op-ed articles, providing expert commentary, and/or participating in media interviews and research and book features. Feel free to review the program proposal for additional information. 

Please note that participation in the program does not come with a stipend. Please apply using the link below by August 30th. Applicants will be notified of acceptance at the beginning to middle of September. 


You may use the following document to draft your application: copy of application. Only applications submitted through the link above will be considered official and reviewed.