Willson Center, Franklin College to Co-host Research Communications Workshop

The Willson Center and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences will co-sponsor a workshopResearch communications consultant Josie Dixon on research communication on Monday, April 8 for faculty in the humanities and arts. The deadline for applications to participate in the workshop is February 21.

This workshop is designed to develop the necessary skills for effectively communicating the significance and value of humanities and arts research to those outside the discipline. Participants learn how to make a powerful case for their projects in grant applications, job applications, or publishing proposals, and develop their ability to engage wider audiences for presentations, public engagement, outreach, and dealing with the media. Practical exercises encourage a focus on the purpose, impact, outcomes, benefits and applications of participants’ research.

Josie Dixon, publishing and research training consultant for Lucian Consulting, has given this workshop at leading universities including Cambridge, Oxford, Princeton, and Stanford.

The workshop runs from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a lunch break from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Interested faculty in the humanities and arts should email a one-page proposal to the Willson Center at wcha@uga.edu by February 21 that outlines their current research project, as well as questions they hope to address during the workshop. The cost of the workshop is provided by the Franklin College and the Willson Center, but space is limited to 16 participants. Faculty will be notified by March 1.