Register interest in the NITV Indigenous Media Mentorship Program for STEM researchers

24 Nov 2023
Five Aboriginal Australians stand in front of a modern office building

Hone your presentation and interview skills with two days of intensive media training. 

The Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC) is calling for expressions of interest in the Indigenous Media Mentoring Program (IMMP). The mentoring program, run in collaboration with National Indigenous Television (NITV-SBS), is open to early-to-mid-career Indigenous researchers in STEM-related fields. It will be held on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 April 2024 at the SBS studios in Sydney.  

The training provides practical skills for TV, radio and print media; guided discussions on the challenges and opportunities of being an Indigenous research voice in the media; and advice on how best to navigate the media landscape. The small group will be mentored by Indigenous journalists and (where appropriate) Indigenous experts with media experience. 

The program provides ongoing opportunities to build a media profile through avenues such as Scimex, the AusSMC news portal, to connect with its network of science journalists. AusSMC also offers optional media placements with media partners. In the past, these have included The Conversation, The Sydney Morning Herald and NITV/SBS. 

To be eligible, you need to identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; have at least two years of postdoctoral experience (or similar); have an interesting research story to tell; and be interested in learning how to communicate your research to the public. 

To register your interest, send your up-to-date CV and a short paragraph about yourself and your research interests to  

The closing date for expressions of interest is Friday 15 December 2023.  

This program is proudly supported by CSL and CSIRO. Some funding will be available to assist with travel and/or accommodation, if required. Limited places are available. 

For more information, please see the Indigenous Media Mentoring Program flyer