Participate

Please click on the tabs below to find out more about participating as a teacher with your students or as a volunteer scientist mentor and apply.

We are inviting educators of displaced students and their classes to participate in the first Science United Festival. While the Festival prioritizes classrooms with displaced (refugee, asylum seeker, migrant, internally displaced) students, teachers who have students from minority, disadvantaged, or indigenous backgrounds are encouraged to apply on behalf of their classes as well.

Science United Festival aims to give refugee/displaced students’ teachers the opportunity to build their network and participate in a community of educators who work in the same context as them. Participating educators will also receive support for their project through mentorship and professional learning opportunities. Following the Festival, educators will be awarded a certificate for their participation and receive credit for their work on the Science United Project and Science United Festival’s website.

The educators’ expected involvement is estimated at 5-8 teaching hours, 3 Teacher Community Meetings (approx. 1 hour each), 4 hours of training (optional), plus time for the project planning and preparation. Please, take the time to read carefully our Child Protection Policy and the participation process as described in detail at the Terms and Conditions page.

Apply at the form below until January, 2023[exact deadline to be announced].

Are you able to commit to the obligations described above? *

The info submitted on this form might be used for educational research purposes by Science United Project Non-Profit Organization to support the knowledge about displaced children's science education. Please state here your consent. *

I consent to the Science United Project Non-Profit Organization processing my personal data in accordance with these Terms & Conditions *

I have carefully read and agree to the Terms & Conditions *

If you have any questions we would love to help, please use the contact form.

Disclaimer

None of the responses or information submitted in the application form will be shared with any third parties or posted publicly on the Science United Festival platform (https://www.scienceunitedfestival.com/), Science United Project’s YouTube channel, or social media pages without written consent from the teacher.

The Science United Project with the support of the Blossom Hill Foundation is committed to processing information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As participant, you may exercise the following rights, according to GDPR:

  1. Right to be informed how data is collected, processed and stored, and for what purposes.
  2. Right to access your personal data.
  3. Right to have incorrect or incomplete data corrected.
  4. Right to have your personal data permanently deleted from all our databases.
  5. Right to block or suppress personal data from being processed or used.
  6. Right to move, copy, or transfer your personal data from one data controller to another, in a safe and secure way, in a commonly used and machine-readable format.
  7. Right to object to the processing of your personal data without your explicit consent.
  8. Right to demand human intervention, rather than having important decisions made solely by algorithm.
  9. Right to lodge a complaint with a Supervisory Authority.

For more information on how we process/store your data please read our Privacy Policy.

To exercise your rights or if you have any question or concern, you may contact scienceunitedproject@gmail.com.
Kindly note regarding the selection of applicants, the Organization retains the sole right to select the classes to participate in the Festival.

    We are looking for volunteer refugee/displaced professional scientists or graduate students enrolled as science majors to serve as mentors and role models for Science United Festival’s participants.

    Mentors are of fundamental importance for Science United Festival’s impact on participant students. By sharing their story, their cultural background, their dreams and positive words, the mentors will encourage participating students from around the world to be optimistic, resilient, and continue their academic efforts in science.

    The mentor’s role consists of the following obligations:

    1. Introduce themselves, their story of displacement, and their science journey in a short video-story in English and their native language. Guiding questions are available on the application form below. Mentor video-stories will be uploaded on YouTube and embedded on a dedicated Mentors page at the Science United Festival’s website (with mentor’s written consent). The video-stories will be shared on the Science United Project and Blossom Hill Foundation social media channels (with mentor’s written consent) to facilitate communications and promote the Festival.
      Watch the Science United Festival 2022 mentor video-stories here
    2. Record an informative short video (<1min) explaining the Festival in their native language. Script will be provided. 
    3. Meet and communicate via email with the Festival Organizing Committee to discuss the mentor role, as well as the storyboard and editing of the video-story. 
    4. Provide encouraging feedback via written comments or video to student projects during the Festival period (May 8-21, 2023).
    5. Take part in an online honorary ceremony at the end of May 2023.

    The expected involvement is estimated at approximately 15 hours. Please, take the time to read carefully our Child Protection Policy and the participation process as described in detail at the Terms and Conditions page.

    Please apply at the form below by December 12th, 2022.

    Are you able to commit to the obligations described above (approximately 15 hours)? *

    I consent to the Science United Project Non-Profit Organization processing my personal data in accordance with these Terms & Conditions *

    I have carefully read and agree to the Terms & Conditions *

    If you have any questions we would love to help, please use the contact form.

    Disclaimer

    None of the responses or information submitted in this application form will be shared with any third parties or posted publicly on the Science United Festival platform (https://www.scienceunitedfestival.com/), YouTube channel or social media pages without written consent from the applicant.

    The Science United Project with the support of the Blossom Hill Foundation is committed to processing information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As participant, you may exercise the following rights, according to GDPR:

    1. Right to be informed how your image and personal information provided is used and for what purpose.
    2. Right to access your image and video-story.
    3. Right to have your image and video-story deleted from all Science United Project’s databases.
    4. Right to request that your image and video-story shall not be processed or used.
    5. Right to request a copy of your image and video-story in a commonly used and machine-readable format.

    For more information on how we process/store your data please read our Privacy Policy.

    To exercise your rights or if you have any question or concern, you may contact scienceunitedproject@gmail.com.

    Kindly note regarding the selection of applicants, the Science United Project Non-Profit Organization retains the sole right to select the Volunteers to participate to the Festival.