Call for columnists
Closing Date: 1 April 2013
SciDev.Net is the world’s leading source of news and analysis on science and technology for the global south. Our mission is to put science at the heart of global development, allowing decision-makers to draw on evidence and insights from science for more effective policy and programmes.
What technical innovation this year could have the biggest impact on people living in poverty in West African cities?
What does the life of a scientist in Cambodia suggest about the state of gender relations in South-East Asia?
We are launching a new series of columns that will place science news in the context of international development debates, exploring questions like these and providing insights on issues of long-standing or emerging concern to the development sector. The focus areas are gender; poverty and vulnerability; disability; migration; and the private sector.
Our gender column was launched in January, and the column on disability will be launched at the end of March.
We are looking for contributors for the remaining three columns in the areas of poverty and vulnerability; migration; and the private sector. Expertise in your chosen subject is essential, and writing experience is desirable. An interest in science would be an asset as would an opinionated disposition.
Each 350-word column will address one of the five themes above.
Columnists will work in collaboration with SciDev.Net’s deputy news and opinions editor to develop ideas for topics, challenging the worlds of science and development policy in equal measure. You will, of course, be expected to monitor both science and international development news closely.
Please click here to see our gender column and get an idea of the style and content that we are looking for.
£175 per column.
Applicants should forward a CV, a covering letter and a 350-word sample column on their chosen area based on a recent science news story of their choice (from SciDev.Net or elsewhere) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.