Display Accessibility Tools

Accessibility Tools


Highlight Links

Change Contrast

Increase Text Size

Increase Letter Spacing

Readability Bar

Dyslexia Friendly Font

Increase Cursor Size

About the Digital Fellows

Fellows will have the option to participate in College of Arts and Letters (CAL) Digital Fellow introductory workshop where they will develop a deeper understanding of how to curate and maintain an academic digital presence and how to intentionally develop one to meet specific goals.

During the spring semester, the fellows will create a story designed to communicate an EEB research project using their chosen media (writing, photography, video).

Fellow’s Duties

  • After appropriate strategic training, develop content for EEB’s website and social media (X - formerly known as Twitter) accounts with support from EEB staff. At a minimum, X requirements will entail:
    • Live posting the weekly seminars and bi-weekly colloquia
    • Posting EEB news items
    • Developing relevant hashtags
    • Scrolling for @EEB tags to repost once or twice a week
  • Produce at least one significant web story (written/photo/video) on a research project that synthesizes research in two or more labs in MSU's EEB program, during spring semester
  • Act as a liaison to EGG’s digital presence and help promote digital development for other members of EEB (i.e., share what you learn)
  • Optional: participate in CAL’s non-credit introductory digital fellows workshop (one hour meeting a week for approximately half of the fall semester)
  • Expected amount of time spent on fellowship: average 3-4 hours a week (but will vary by week)

Fellow’s Benefits

  • Upon completion of the fellowship, the EEB Digital Fellows will have a deep understanding of the value of digital media for communicating and sharing scientific research for a wide range of audiences. Fellows will learn how to cultivate digital media strategically to reach specific goals.
  • Fellows will be paid an annual stipend of $3,000 contingent on participation in the program: a $1,500 fellowship will be distributed in December with the remaining $1,500 distributed in April.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2023-2024 Digital Fellows are closed

Applicants must be current EEB graduate students in good standing. Interested applicants should articulate their interest in science communication, any relevant experience, skills/interests (writing, photo, video, social media, podcasting), and how they see experiences gained from the digital fellows program fitting into their career path. 

 Questions can be directed to Daniel Trego and Sue Nichols.