Applications now open for the 2018-19 Plantae Fellows program

Are you a creative, articulate and web-savvy plant scientist looking to connect with other like-minded folks? We need your help to nurture and grow Plantae, the online community for the global plant science community.  We are looking for individuals who are interested in becoming highly engaged by creating and curating content, facilitating and hosting discussions and fostering our growing global community. The benefits of becoming a Plantae Fellow include increased visibility within the plant science community and the opportunity to develop your skills as a digital content manager and science communicator. You will also have the opportunity to design your own projects or initiatives.

These are volunteer positions with a small honorarium upon the satisfactory completion of the term. The term of commitment: one year, the specific weekly time commitment is variable

Plantae Fellows’ tasks may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Start/facilitate discussions tailored to specific networks
  • Contribute summaries to the What We’re Reading series
  • Guest-edit What We’re Reading series
  • Become a Plantae Community Network Leader
  • Organize and co-host virtual live events
  • Link to relevant events or news from the community, as well as other resources in Plantae
  • Curate or develop topical resources specific to networks and collections
  • Conduct and share interviews with plant scientists or scientists related to this field
  • Answer questions (or, better yet, nudge others to do the same)
  • Share and engage in important discussions with the rest of the Plantae community
  • Participate in quarterly Fellows virtual meet-ups
  • Suggest a project or initiative of your own design

Does this look like the perfect opportunity for you? Submit your application by December 1st for consideration.

If you know someone else who might be interested, please forward this information to them.

Please contact Melanie Binder with any questions or for additional information.