- enable scientists and postgraduate science students to acquire communications skills they need to communicate their research through the media;
- provide knowledge and skills to work with a variety of media, including print, radio, television, and the internet;
- promote accessible science writing skills and the popularisation of scientific knowledge by utilising the media effectively;
- train journalists to work with scientists; and
- expose journalists to what they should know about science, including how the scientific method works, how to understand uncertainty in science, how to deal with numbers and statistics, and how to track and weigh potential science stories.
- 10 fellowships (full travel, accommodation, and conference fees for 3 days, 4 nights) available to PhD and post-PhD researchers from previously disadvantaged communities
- 15 fellowships available to aspiring science journalists from the South African media
- 30 scientists/researchers may attend the workshop at a course fee of ZAR2,500.
- 25 journalists may attend the workshop at a course fee of ZAR2,500.