Becoming a Latham Fellow will strengthen future career and/or award applications. Scientists who foster information-sharing and respect between science and the public are essential for the public communication of and engagement with science. Although traditional scientific training does not necessarily prepare scientists to be effective communicators outside of academia, funding agencies and research institutions are increasingly encouraging researchers to extend beyond peer-reviewed publishing and communicate their results directly to the greater public.1 Becoming a Latham Fellow is one way for undergraduate researchers to start this conversation.

Those accepted to the Latham Fellowship Program will

  • develop fluency in communicating science to diverse audiences
  • work in interdisciplinary settings
  • demonstrate the "broader impact" of scientific research
  • strengthen future career and/or award applications
  • $500 fellowship award

1 Verbiage from American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS),