Are you a postgraduate student in or from South Africa and you feel you have so many thoughts to share but not a platform to do so?

This Call is for you!

SAYAS is proudly representing the voice of young scientists of all spheres of science and we want to provide the platform for aspiring scientists to talk, debate and learn more about the postgraduate journey in South Africa. Through the years, in the SAYAS blog, we all learned about specific research fields and new discoveries,  challenges such as financial ones, funding, diversity and inequalities, we were inspired by stories of women in science or other role models, and discovered what the students expect from supervisors and mentors among many others.


If you feel you have thoughts, ideas and experiences to share and want the opportunity to share them, here is your chance to enter!

Why a Science Blog you may ask, and not any other medium? Nature gives a good idea of why a science blog is a good channel to communicate your science and express your views. It is about time for the world to know more about you and at the same time improve your writing and communication skills; such a win-win situation, don’t you think?

  • What do I need to enter?

Any postgraduate student from any research field in or from South Africa that can communicate in English can enter.

  • How do I enter the blogging competition?

You will need to send the following to the SAYAS blog editor Roula Inglesi-Lotz a) a short blog (500-700 words) describing yourself/ your research/ your dreams/ your journey in Word format; b) your cv; c) a photo of yours

  • What is expected from me and what should I expect from SAYAS If I am selected to be a SAYAS blogger?

You will have to work with the SAYAS blog editor and submit one blog every month in 2020. The topic of the blog is your choice as well as the ideas represented there; you will receive guidance and mentoring from the editor so that your blog is of SAYAS standards and quality. We will be in touch within 3 weeks if you have made it. You will also receive a small stipend monthly for the year of your blogging contract.

sayasClosing date: Monday 2nd of December 2019

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