A very warm welcome!

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Congratulations! You are among the few Humboldt fellows and journalists from IJP who were selected to participate in the next round of the Communication Lab for Exchange between Research and Media.

We are looking forward to meeting you at ComLab#5. We have four days of joint discussion, storytelling training, intensive tandem work and a lot of fun ahead of us. We are excited to see your insights and collaborations turn into innovative and thought-provoking pieces of science communication. Please take the time to read through the information provided below. You will find updates regarding the schedule and important deadlines on this page.

ComLab is where ideas grow wings. Great mentoring, lots of inspiration. Not to miss!
Karsten Lemm, journalist, IJP alumnus

Dates and Deadlines

  • Submission short bios via Typeform or email (link will be send out by organizers): 27 April 2022
  • Workshop: 13 – 14 May & 20 – 21 May 2022
  • Individual tandem work: 22 May – 30 July 2022
  • Mentoring sessions (optional): 15 June 2022, 11:30 – 13:00; 18 June 2022, 17:00 – 18:00; 8 July 2022, 15:00 – 18:00
  • Deadline submission project idea: 30 July 2022
  • Award Ceremony: 2 September 2022

All listed times in the programme are Bonn Time, i.e. Central European Time (CET). 
(time zone converter: https://www.zeitverschiebung.net/en/)

Collaboration is the very fabric of the program. Participants can expect rich first-hand takeaways of learning more about the process of dissemination while also learning about ground-breaking science from their peers. The experience is unique and priceless, not to forget the need of the hour in these times of fake news and yellow journalism.
Priya Goswami, German Chancellor Fellow (India)
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Downloads and Links

Preliminary Programme (PDF, 161 KB)
Website ComLab#5


13–14 May 2022 Have fun while warming up for ComLab. Get to know each other. Discuss what constitutes good science communication. Share ideas on how to collaborate. Get inspired by international science reporting. Learn from science experts in the field of globalization and mobility studies. Discuss what a “new global” might look like. Get started with your own projects.
20–21 May 2022 Explore new ideas. Get to know examples of inclusive transformative technology. Expand your own science communication tool kit. Share global news on the relevance of science and media. Meet and talk with policy-makers and social innovators. Learn from renowned science correspondents and editors about good science reporting. Pitch your projects to guest juror.

The programme is financed by