Applicant must be an active researcher who investigates infectious disease or an aspect of infectious disease. Researchers may be in academia, government, non-governmental organizations, or industry.
The Leshner Leadership Institute is an initiative of the AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology, started in 2015 in honor of CEO Emeritus Alan I. Leshner, who founded the Center.
Each year, a cohort of 15 Public Engagement Fellows from an area of research at the nexus of science and society will convene for a week of intensive public engagement and science communication training and public engagement plan development.
Fellows will return to their institutions with a renewed commitment to develop and implement public engagement activities, a forum for training other scientists in their communities, and increased capacity for public engagement leadership.
Infectious Disease is the topic for the 2017-2018 cohort of Public Engagement Fellows.