CASW supports and honors science writing with several fellowships and awards.
The Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting
The deadline for nominations for that Cohn Prize is This summer 3 1. The honoree receives an award of $3,000, certificates, and travel expenses to go to the award ceremony in the annual banquet from the Council for that Growth of Science Writing and also the National Association of Science Authors. More details.
The Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award is supposed to encourage youthful science authors by recognizing outstanding reporting and writing for any field of science. The champion receives $1,000 and expenses to go to the annual ScienceWriters meeting, which mixes the annual National Association of Science Authors workshops and CASW’s New Horizons in Science briefings. The deadline for applying is JUNE 3 every year. More details.
CASW awards fellowships to students signed up for U.S. graduate-level science writing programs to assist defray the price of tuition. The fellowship honors the memory of Rennie Taylor, a science author for Connected Press, whose estate provided funds for that establishment from the American Tentative Society, and Alton Blakeslee, former science editor from the Connected Press, who offered as ATS’s longtime president. Awards of $5,000 are for sale to guys selected based on a nationwide competition. The following application deadline come in MARCH 2017. More details.
New Horizons Traveling Fellowships
CASW offers Traveling Fellowships, as high as $1,200 each, to pay for the expense of attending the brand new Horizons in Science briefings. The fellowships are meant mainly for U.S.
journalists from publications and broadcast outlets that don’t routinely cover major science conferences or use a full-time science author. CASW also assigns an experienced science author to every fellow for everyone as mentor and to help relieve his/her way with the program. More details.
CASW from time to time makes available funds to ambitious science journalists (including individuals in graduate science writing programs) to assist underwrite the expense of visit other major science conferences.
Earnings in the Patrick McGrady/Leo Allard Fund, that was established included in a bequest to CASW in the American Tentative Society, props up enterprise. McGrady, (now deceased) and Leo Allard performed key roles within the evolution of ATS, a not-for-profit organization that for 3 decades (until its dissolution in 1994) offered to advertise public knowledge of science and also the scientific process.
Earnings in the fund is presently inadequate to keep an energetic program. We welcome queries and might be able to award grants later on. Contact Diane McGurgan for details.