Bio-protocol Ambassador Program 2022/2023
Invitation for the 2nd edition of our community learning program
Overview of the program
The Bio-protocol Ambassador Program aims to create a small community of scientists who are passionate about reproducibility, to help us share our vision with the scientific community. We want to promote the discussion of the ideas we are passionate about, including science communication, experimental reproducibility, open science, and use of preprints.

After a successful first run of our ambassador program, we are now inviting all early career scientists (graduate students and postdocs) to be part of the second edition of our community learning program. For 12 months, Ambassadors will work, learn and innovate together within a close support network that will last beyond the program.

Candidates are invited to apply for the 15 positions we have available in the upcoming edition of the program. The application is now open until Aug 05, 2022.
Ambassador’s requirements and activities
For the Bio-protocol Ambassador Program we are looking for early career scientists (graduate students and postdocs) who are interested in further developing their scientific communication skills and who are passionate about improving scientific reproducibility and transparency.

The first part of the program is dedicated to learning and community/team building among the Ambassadors. The science communication workshop and quarterly meetings among small focus groups will enable the Ambassadors to start their own initiatives and engage with their local community in the second part of the program. As part of the program, Ambassadors will be expected to support Bio-protocol’s mission and vision and to get directly involved with promotional activities of news and upcoming events.

This partial list of activities provides examples to choose from (Ambassadors can pick or can suggest alternatives):
  • Get directly involved with the Bio-protocol webinar series by suggesting topics, speakers and moderators.
  • Engage in the development of to-go-to web pages covering the basics in your field, such as on advances in Crispr/Cas, imaging and mass spectrometry etc.
  • Participation in discussion sections about different protocols/technologies in your field.
  • Spread the word about Bio-protocol among your local community or at local events or social media to recruit new users
  • Advertise special items, e.g webinar series schedule or special issue using your personal network or local association
  • Organize a webinar/seminar/workshop to spread Bio-protocol’s mission and vision
  • Required: Participate in the Science Communication workshop
  • Required: Provide a 1-2-page report at the end of the year detailing the activities and successes
Each Ambassador will be able to assess how much time they are willing and able to spend on the program. In general, a commitment to the program of on average 1-2hours per week can be anticipated.

You can find more information about the previous Ambassador Program here.
Benefits of being an Ambassador
As an Ambassador, you will be joining a community of like-minded scientists with lots of peer-to-peer learning opportunities and discussions. You will be equipped to communicate effectively about our shared vision and goals and offered support for your own initiatives, such as workshops, seminars and other activities. You will be able to interact closely with Bio-protocol team members and learn new skills.

Each Ambassador will be awarded a fellowship award of $300 for personal use for their efforts and a certificate for their participation at the end of the program.
Application process
All of our editors, reviewers, authors, and users can apply to be an Ambassador. Specifically, we are looking for early career scientists (graduate students and postdocs) who are active on social media, in non-profit organizations and other activities.

The application is now open and the deadline is Aug 05, 2022.

To apply, please email the following application materials to
  • A current CV or resume
  • A link to your Bio-protocol personal page, if applicable
  • A cover letter explaining why you want to be an Ambassador and adding your plan on how you will promote Bio-protocol

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