Become a Wikipedia Fellow

The Wikipedia Fellows Program is a unique opportunity to get personal training on the platform and confidently share your scientific knowledge on this widely referenced source. The Wikipedia Fellows Program trains academic scholars to share their science on Wikipedia.

Deadline 30 September

Wikipedia is a powerful tool for sharing science with broader audiences. Wikipedia is often the first search result listed when searching for scientific information. It is the fifth-most visited website in the world, and its content reaches more than 500 million monthly readers.

Now Wikipedia, via Wiki Education, is opening their Wikipedia Fellows program to members of the DCO community. The Wikipedia Fellows Program is a unique opportunity to get personal training on the platform and confidently share your scientific knowledge on this widely referenced source. The Wikipedia Fellows Program trains academic scholars to share their science on Wikipedia. It’s an easy commitment, and one that will serve participating scientists for years, while helping to disseminate accurate scientific content via this important medium. All members of the DCO science network are invited to apply.

Participants will learn to write for Wikipedia, receiving personal guidance and support from Wiki Education.

  • The 10-week program will begin 9 October and end 18 December 2018
  • Wiki Education will provide training, guidance, and support throughout the process, using Zoom video conferencing software and a chat client.
  • Participants are asked to commit 3 hours/week, including training and group meetings.
  • Participants will make significant contributions to at least two Wikipedia articles by the end of the program.
  • Fellows will fill out short surveys at the beginning and end of the program, and Wiki Education may ask them to write one reflective blog post (on wikiedu.org) about their experience.
  • No experience with Wikipedia is required.

If you're interested in participating, please fill out the Wikipedia Fellows application by Sunday, 30 September 2018.

By identifying and developing new articles and refining and expanding existing ones, Wikipedia Fellows can help secure DCO’s legacy by sharing advances in deep carbon science learned over this decadal program.

For more information, email wikipediafellows@wikiedu.org.

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