Media courses for researchers

Science needs to reach out to the public. But scientists often struggle when facing the media. The SNSF offers practice-oriented courses for researchers - from media coaching through to video production.

The SNSF will be offering media training in English from 2022 onwards.

Further courses such as writing coaching, social media workshops and social video workshops are held in German and French. See:

Science must be made public

Media training courses are aimed at interested researchers in Switzerland who would like to improve their skills in dealing with the media. In the SNSF courses, you will learn and practice making a strong impression in the mass media with experienced editors and journalists. Both in front of the camera and microphone as well as in dealing with print media, social media as well as in video interviews and video conferences. You will develop simple and concise language that will generate interest and highlight the true value of your research.

In the one-day media training in a small group, you will learn how to deal with media professionals and present your core message in front of the camera and microphone in an understandable and convincing way. The focus of the training is on television interviews. However, the course content is also useful for interviews with radio stations and print media as well as for oral presentations (lectures, web conferences, etc.). While English will be the language of tuition, the thematic focus will lie on allowing researchers from abroad to practice interviews in one of the Swiss national languages.

The SNSF supports these courses in a partnership with Stiftung Mercator Schweiz. The courses are aimed at researchers who have at least some initial research experience at postdoc level and who are supported by the SNSF or Stiftung Mercator Schweiz. The offer is also open to other advanced scientists.

Place and time

The English-language course takes place from 9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. within walking distance of Olten train station.

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  • Course date 2022

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    Media Training

    In the one-day course with a maximum of five participants, experts from tv-medientrainer.ch will respond to your individual communication needs. You will also get the chance to practise in front of the camera and microphone.

    In the one-day course with a maximum of five participants, experts from tv-medientrainer.ch will respond to your individual communication needs. You will also get the chance to practise in front of the camera and microphone.

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  • Costs and participation requirements

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    The courses are aimed at researchers who have at least some initial research experience at postdoc level and who are supported by the SNSF or Stiftung Mercator Schweiz. The offer is also open to other advanced scientists.

    Please note that if the number of registrations is low, the course duration may be shortened or courses may have to be cancelled. In the event of cancellations on our part, you will be given the opportunity to register for another date or receive a refund of the registration or course fees.

  • Costs

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    Media training (1 day)
    • - Researchers at the SNSF: CHF 300 participation fee
    • - Researchers at Stiftung Mercator Schweiz: Mercator will assume the full costs.
    • - Without financial aid/full costs: CHF 1200
    The media training will take place if three or more registrations are received and will be confirmed three weeks before the event.
    Course registration* (form in German)
  • Terms and conditions

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    Your course registration is binding. Read the course terms and conditions (PDF below) carefully before registering.

    Cancellations must be made by email to SNF-Medienkurse@miozzari.com no later than 31 days before the booked course date. If you cancel 30 days or less before the course is held, the following costs will be due for payment by your funding institution (for non-funded people: by yourself) *:

    • Cancellation 30–22 days before the course date: 50% of the full course fees.*
    • Cancellation 21–0 days before the course date: 100% of the full course fees.
    • No show without cancellation: 100% of the full course costs.*

    *Your funding institution (SNSF, Mercator) will pass on these costs to you in full. In the case of SNSF researchers, the registration fee will be deducted from the full course fees.

    In the event of illness, a doctor's certificate can be provided to postpone participation to another date of the same course format free of charge.

  • Costs and participation requirements

    Dropdown Icon

    The courses are aimed at researchers who have at least some initial research experience at postdoc level and who are supported by the SNSF or Stiftung Mercator Schweiz. The offer is also open to other advanced scientists.

    Please note that if the number of registrations is low, the course duration may be shortened or courses may have to be cancelled. In the event of cancellations on our part, you will be given the opportunity to register for another date or receive a refund of the registration or course fees.

    Costs

    Media training (1 day)
    • Researchers at the SNSF: CHF 300 participation fee
    • Researchers at Stiftung Mercator Schweiz: Mercator will assume the full costs.
    • Without financial aid/full costs: CHF 1200
    The media training will take place if three or more registrations are received and will be confirmed three weeks before the event.

    Terms and conditions

    Your course registration is binding. Read the course terms and conditions (PDF below) carefully before registering.

    Cancellations must be made by email to SNF-Medienkurse@miozzari.com no later than 31 days before the booked course date. If you cancel 30 days or less before the course is held, the following costs will be due for payment by your funding institution (for non-funded people: by yourself) *:

    • Cancellation 30–22 days before the course date: 50% of the full course fees.*
    • Cancellation 21–0 days before the course date: 100% of the full course fees.
    • No show without cancellation: 100% of the full course costs.*

    *Your funding institution (SNSF, Mercator) will pass on these costs to you in full. In the case of SNSF researchers, the registration fee will be deducted from the full course fees.

    In the event of illness, a doctor's certificate can be provided to postpone participation to another date of the same course format free of charge.