Research Communications Academy

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The Research Communications Academy (RCA) trains faculty members, graduate students, and research-related staff to effectively communicate the power and impact of UNH scholarship with a broad audience. Launched in 2019, the RCA is hosted annually by the Research Office, NH EPSCoR and the UNH Graduate School.

2022 Research Communications Academy

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UNH’s fourth annual Research Communications Academy (RCA), scheduled for spring semester 2022, is now accepting cohort member applications. Apply here by November 15, 2021. Open to UNH faculty (tenured, tenure track, non-tenure track, clinical, research, lecturer), graduate students (master’s and Ph.D.), postdoctoral researchers and research staff from all schools, colleges, institutes and disciplines. In addition, NH Biomade team members (faculty, postdocs, graduate students and staff ) are also eligible. 

The 2022 RCA will launch with a three-hour online session hosted by the Alda Center for Communicating Science (ACCS) on January 20 or 21, 2022 (2 – 5 p.m.). ACCS facilitators will provide a highly interactive training designed to help researchers connect and interact with an audience in meaningful ways, create memorable messages, and prioritize clarity. This session is free but space is limited to 24 cohort members.

Selected cohort members must attend one of the two ACCS training sessions, two cohort meetings and at least four virtual RCA workshops (all during the 2022 spring semester). All RCA workshops except the ACCS training will be open to all.

This opportunity is competitive. The selection process will consider a diversity of positions and research subjects, as well as the strength of applicants’ assessments of how the training will impact their scholarship. 

Complete applications must be received by 5 p.m. on November 15, 2021 to be considered for review. 

Complete your application here.

Contact Justine Stadler with questions.


“I recommend the Research Communications Academy to any researcher — in any field. If we want our research to make a difference, then we need to constantly improve our ability to advocate for it.”

Bryan Mascio

Postdoctoral researcher, education

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