ORED adds financial incentive for faculty writing for The Conversation

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Mississippi State University's partnership with The Conversation allows faculty to communicate research to a broad audience online at https://theconversation.com/us and beyond. The Conversation publishes faculty-written articles under a Creative Commons license, meaning that other news sources can republish The Conversation’s content. Publishing your work in The Conversation communicates MSU’s scholarly activities to wider audiences and increases the public’s understanding about the types of work being done at MSU.

Writing for The Conversation also provides benefits to MSU scholars. Previous articles written by MSU faculty have been viewed by thousands of readers, republished by national and international news outlets, and have led to media interviews, new research collaborations, and writing opportunities.

In order to recognize the importance of sharing research with a wide variety of audiences MSU's Office of Research and Economic Development will provide a $500 incentive for any MSU faculty member whose work is successfully published in The Conversation.

Articles published in The Conversation are brief, timely, and should be written in an approachable, informative manner. Faculty must pitch a topic or idea and receive a commission from The Conversation before drafting an article. For more on writing for The Conversation, visit https://theconversation.com/us/introduction.


-- Faculty should contact Allison Matthews at amatthews@opa.msstate.edu or Harriet Laird at hlaird@opa.msstate.edu to discuss article ideas prior to making a pitch to The Conversation.

-- Once an article idea or pitch is accepted, an editor from The Conversation will be assigned and will support the development of your article.

-- Once your article is published, email a link to the published article to facultysupport@research.msstate.edu.

-- Funds will be transferred to your department and can be used to support any research activity (e.g. travel to present at a conference or collect data, purchase of equipment or supplies, student worker stipend, etc.)

-- Faculty may receive ORED support for writing for The Conversation one time per academic school year (July 1 to June 30.)

-- For more information or with questions about this program, contact ORED at facultysupport@research.msstate.edu. For more on writing for The Conversation, visit https://theconversation.com/us/introduction.

-- Funding for MSU’s partnership with The Conversation comes from the Office of Public Affairs, the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, and the Office of Research and Economic Development.

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