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Science on screen

The transformative power of scientific innovation and progress is a story worth telling. 

The ISC is excited to announce that it is working with BBC StoryWorks, the commercial content studio of BBC Global News, to produce a new series exploring the role of science in solving humankind’s most complex challenges.

The series will explore stories from the ISC's members and networks that can inspire a broad audience and help build public trust in science.


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Building a fairer, healthier world is a one of the most pressing needs facing humanity.

To mark World Health Day on 7 April, the ISC Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is co-organizing a virtual event focussing on how to make healthcare fairer and better in the Tropics

The Tropics - home to 40% of the world’s population - has long carried a heavier health burden than the rest of the world. Not only is the climate more favourable to parasitic and vector-borne diseases, but perhaps more importantly, the greater rates of poverty and inequality are associated with poorer nutrition, lower levels of education, poorer access to medical care, and poor sanitation and water facilities.

Register now to join the discussion on how to address these challenges from 9:00 CEST on 7 April.
The Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) programme convened leading scholars and practitioners to discuss critical questions for research on transformations to sustainability,

Latest news from our community

Rising concerns for radio and space astronomy

Harvey Liszt, Chair of the Scientific Committee On Frequency Allocations For Radio Astronomy And Space Science (IUCAF), on contemporary challenges for radio frequency allocation.

News & blogs | 7 min read »
Women Leaders in Science and Social Innovation in the time of COVID-19

Follow the livestream of this international event bringing together renowned women leaders from science and social innovation fields from 17:00 CEST on 7 April.

Events | 1 min read »
Diversity in science podcast series

Catch up on the latest episodes about broadening inclusion and access in scientific workplaces and science organizations. 

News & blogs | 12-15 min listen»
Feedback on UNESCO's Recommendation on Open Science

ISC Members and other partners surveyed were generally positive towards the recommendation, but raised questions about the practical realities of implementation in different contexts.

News & blogs | 2 min read »
Earlier this month, the ISC launched a network for communicators from across the ISC community with a knowledge-sharing virtual event on 'The new frontiers of science communication'. Presentations included: 
  • Podcasting as a powerful way to tell stories 
  • Shedding light on the mystery of Clubhouse
  • The wonderful world of science communication on TikTok
Watch the recording here, then find out more about the network on our site.

Membership updates

Welcome to a new Member of the ISC: the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).

Earlier this month the ISC and ISC Members marked the International Day of Mathematics, hearing from the International Mathematical Union about why mathematics is so important for a better world, and celebrated the International Day of Forests together with the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). 

Opportunities in our network

Call for abstracts: submit a digital poster to the INGSA conference on science advice. Deadline: 11 April. 

Call for nominations to the World Data Science Scientific Committee. Deadline: 5 May. 

PhD Fellowships for women in science from the developing world, by OWSD. Deadline: 15 April. 

Call for nominations: Science breakthroughs of the year 2021 – Falling Walls. Deadline: 15 June. 

Holberg Prize for outstanding contributions to research in the humanities, social sciences, law and theology. Deadline: 15 June. 

Jean Blondel PhD Prize (ECPR) on the topic of political science and political thought. Deadline: 3 May. 

Award - UN Global Climate Action by UNFCCC. Deadline: 30 April. 

Nominate for the TWAS-Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability and TWAS- Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Awards. Deadline: 12 May.
PhD prize by ECPR for the best thesis in politics. Value: €1,000. Deadline: 3 May.
Open positions (Research Assistant, Program Assistant) at IIASA. Deadlines: vary. 

👉  Learn more about each opportunity and apply

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