You are a scientist and also interested in journalism? You are eager to spread your scientific ideas to a broader audience but don’t know how to do so yet? Apply for the scientific journalism  training ”Scientific Storytelling”!

Information about the project

The project “Scientific Storytelling” is a cooperation between the Goethe-Institute Cairo and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Regional Office Cairo. The project has been established in 2017 and has been running since then successfully by both institutions.

The goal of the project is to foster the relationship between science on the one hand and journalism on the other hand, in order to support the transfer of knowledge to a broader public and to enhance the general response to the achievements of researchers from all disciplines. Therefore and within the project, we would like to train scientists in dealing with journalists. Furthermore, the project is supposed to strengthen scientific journalism in Egypt in general and to raise awareness for its importance. At the same time, the project shall create new networks between scientists, researchers and journalists in order to stimulate their mutual exchange and to facilitate the access for scientists to the media and respectively for journalists to the world of academia.

The Workshop

In the realm of this project, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Goethe-Institute Cairo will organize a two-day workshop for max. 15 scientists and researchers who are running German-Egyptian cooperation projects. On the first day, scientists will learn how to talk about science to non-scientists. On the second day, they will meet with journalists who have been trained in a separate workshop on writing about scientific topics.
The aim of the workshop is to train scientists how to pitch their studies or results towards journalists so that they are interested in covering the story, how to market scientific projects and how to interact and attract the younger generation in particular.
A delegation trip for selected workshop participants to relevant scientific institutions in Germany may be organized in November/December 2020, depending on the developments in both countries Egypt and Germany due to the spread of COVID-19. The trip aims at enhancing the skills gained from the workshops by meeting experts in the field of science journalism in Germany. Details regarding the application process will be communicated to the workshop participants.

Please kindly note: As for the current situation, both the workshop for the scientists and researchers as well as the joint workshop of scientists and journalists will be held most probably
online in October 2020. Exact dates and more details will be communicated to the workshop participants as soon as possible.

Terms & Conditions

Application Deadline: 31st of August 2020
The workshop will be held in English.

Eligible candidates are DAAD alumni and Egyptian scientists who have running projects or completed projects within the last three years in cooperation with German universities or research institutions.

Application form

We kindly ask all the applicants to fill out the attached application form completely and to include a convincing CV as well. Please send the documents to Mr. Mohamed Fathy from the DAAD Regional Office Cairo (contact address: latest by 23.07.2020.

Thanks a lot for your attention. We are looking forward to receive your applications!

Yours sincerely,
The teams of DAAD Regional Office Cairo and Goethe-Institute Cairo

Download: ”Scientific Storytelling” Scientific Journalism Training 2020 (pdf, 123.52 KB)

Download: ”Scientific Storytelling” Scientific Journalism Training 2020 Application Form (docx, 141.33 KB)