Archive: Science and Society

Rita Allen Foundation Supports Civic Science Journalism Cross-Field Collaborations

The Rita Allen Foundation and the Center for Cooperative Media are pleased to announce recipients of the Cross-field Collaboration Civic Science Journalism pilot initiative to seed and support new civic science journalism efforts and relationships. This new initiative stems from pioneering work that the Foundation and partners have been leading to create a culture of…

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Civic Science Fellows Program Invites Applications to Host a 2024–25 Fellow

The Civic Science Fellows program is announcing opportunities to become a Civic Science Fellow host partner for our next cohort, which will begin in March 2024. Innovative organizations are invited to apply to the Civic Science Fellows program to build engagement around anticipatory, emerging topics in science and technology, where…

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Communicating Science in an Empathic and Inclusive Way: Why—and How—Should Pain Researchers Do It?

During a recent episode of “The Pain Beat”—a monthly podcast hosted by the Pain Research Forum that provides a space for pain investigators to discuss important ideas in their field—a group of pain researchers, science communicators, and civic science advocates, including Rita Allen Foundation’s President and…

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Announcing New Funders, Partners in Pioneering Civic Science Initiative

With 12 funding partners and 23 host partners, the second cohort of the Civic Science Fellows program will explore civic science opportunities that promote social progress. As society faces rapidly developing challenges, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, global climate change, and the impact of technology on democracy, the need for…

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