The SILBERSALZ Institute

Call for Entries - Media Training for Scientists

Are you a scientist looking to improve your media skills?
Do you want your research to reach broad public audiences?


Building on its 20-year expertise in the fields of project funding for factual, customised training & consulting, organisation of seminars and industry events for a sustainable audiovisual network worldwide, Documentary Campus gGmbH is offering a brand new training and knowledge building program, in cooperation with MC2 Grenoble, Hexagone Scène Nationale and Pariscience: The SILBERSALZ Institute.

Highlighting diversity in science, The SILBERSALZ Institute's year-long, diverse program enables scientists, researchers, designers, creative technologists, and artists to work together on developing new innovative projects, at the intersection of science, research, technology and society for broadening the public perception of science, and bringing scientific research into mainstream media.

Through an extensive training, co-creation, workshops and digital Masterclasses, in collaboration with renowned science institutions, academies, course instructors, mentors, and partners from the creative industries, the program is aimed at practicing scientists at the forefront of their fields to forge new, creative collaborations with artists and media producers, while improving their science communication skills.

It also introduces interested scientists to the European media and cultural landscape and provides strategies for developing projects and tapping into funding opportunities.

What does the institute offer?

  • Digital & in person workshops and Masterclasses throughout the year
  • Developing cutting-edge research into professional media formats, with the support of renowned experts from respective fields.
  • Ongoing mentoring during the production phase
  • A profound Pitch training
  • Establishing new collaborations with training partners
  • A deeper understanding of the international media and cultural landscape
  • Customized strategies for the development of projects, for learning and accessing funding opportunities


On the one hand, the SILBERSALZ institute consists of the closed workshops, in which the participants are exclusively supervised and supported by experts and mentors. In addition, there are masterclasses, consisting of online lectures by renowned industry representatives. These are recorded and then made available to the public digitally.

The programme starts online, collaborating with media professionals from a range of creative disciplines to identify the ideal format for your research: could it become a film, a game, a performance, an art-work or an immersive experience? This early concept is then presented to the creative community at special events during Pariscience in Paris and during EXPERIMENTA, la Biennale, in Grenobleat MC2 in Grenoble, where we match you with a media collaborator to create a production team that will develop the concept further along with experts across the three Institute strands: documentary film, games and interactive and arts and culture.

Exact programme to be published soon …

How to apply

Submission deadline: 15. September 2022

We welcome applications from 

  • European scientists from all fields of science who are interested in collaborating with artists and media professionals to develop new creative work that showcases their research.
  • postdocs or experienced researchers interested in honing and sharpening their public engagement and science communication skills.

Apply here by answering the following questions:

  1. A description of your area of research (300 words)
  2. What do you think is most interesting or important about your research to a general audience? (300 words)
  3. What do you hope the outcomes of attending the SILBERSALZ Institute will be for you personally? (300 words)
  4. Your CV

Deadline for notification of acceptances: 23 September.


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