CCST Science Translators Showcase Application
Thank you for your interest in the CCST Science Translators Showcase, hosted as part of CCST's Science and Technology Week in Sacramento in February 2019! Please complete the following application, and upload and link to the requested materials. Your 60-second audition video is your most important submission — please read our instructions carefully.

IMPORTANT: Selected applicants MUST be able to travel to Sacramento for the day-long event on Wednesday, February 6, 2019; funding for this travel will be offered. Selected applicants must also commit to participating in four 1-hour training and orientation webinars at 2:00pm on Thursdays beginning January 10, 2019 through January 31, 2019.

Thank you for your time and attention to detail, and we look forward to reviewing your application! For all program questions, please contact Brie Lindsey (brie.lindsey@ccst.us) and Puneet Bhullar (puneet@ccst.us), or consult the program FAQ (http://bit.ly/CCSTShowcase2019PressFAQ).

This application portal will close on Tuesday, November 27, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

First Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Preferred Full Name
To be used on nametags and publicity materials.
Your Degree and Major (or Position and Department) *
You must be a current masters or PhD student, or a postdoc, in a science or engineering field at one of the following education systems: University of California, California State University, Stanford, Caltech, or California Community Colleges. Graduate students and postdocs at NASA and U.S. Department of Energy laboratories in California are also eligible. Early-career faculty (within three years of first hire) from California Community Colleges are also invited to apply.
Your Home Campus/Institution *
You must be a current masters or PhD student, or a postdoc, in a science or engineering field at one of the following education systems: University of California, California State University, Stanford, Caltech, or California Community Colleges. Graduate students and postdocs at NASA and U.S. Department of Energy laboratories in California are also eligible. Early-career faculty (within three years of first hire) from California Community Colleges are also invited to apply.
Your Home College/Department/Center *
Please list your academic college, department, and/or center. This will help us with social media and publicity.
Concisely describe your research topic, and how it may help inform policy either here in California or at the national or global scale. (2000 character maximum) *
How would the CCST Science Translators Showcase experience benefit your career? (2000 characters maximum) *
Please reflect on your current level of experience in communicating science and in science policy, and your future career interests.
Please list URLs to your public social media accounts and/or blogs, if you have any.
You do NOT have to have a public social media presence or blogging or science writing experience to apply, nor will lack of a presence diminish your application. However, we may review social media feeds for a sense of your communication style. We will also use this information to help us with social media and publicity.
Please link to your 60-second audition video (URL to YouTube, Vimeo, or Google Drive). *
Please explain your research and how it helps inform potential policy solutions here in California. Imagine you are speaking directly to a senior policymaker or government leader — be mindful of your language and attire. You should NOT be advocating outright for a specific policy outcome — focus instead on how your research will inform the issue at hand. The video must NOT be edited for pace and length — we want to hear your natural delivery and conciseness of messaging. The video does NOT have to be of high quality — we are interested in your ability to engagingly translate technical information and deliver impartial advice, not your editing skills! Finally, the video must not include Power Point slides.
Please upload a single pdf with your concise resume (2 pages maximum). *
Your resume should highlight any experience to date in communication, outreach, education, and/or policy engagement. Please name your file leading with your last name (e.g. Jones-Henry-resume.pdf).
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Please list the name, email, and best phone number of a mentor, supervisor, or collaborator who can serve as your reference. *
Your referee should be able to highlight your interests and instincts for briefing and interacting with senior leaders and decisionmakers.
Please upload a high-resolution headshot photo of yourself. *
Portrait layout, JPG or PNG, color, no larger than 10MB. This is for social media and publicity use only. Please name your file leading with your last name (e.g. Jones-Henry-headshot.jpg).
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How did you hear about the CCST Science Translators Showcase? Check all that apply. *
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How many hours in total did you spend completing this application? *
Your estimate will help us design and improve future CCST science policy programming.
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