Since its inception in 2010, more than $350,000 has been awarded by NASW's Idea Grants program for projects that benefit science writing and its practitioners. Read more to see a list of all the awardees and their exciting science writing projects. Visit www.nasw.org/ideagrants2014 for the latest call for proposals due November 4, 2014.
Over $11,000 has been awarded to ten recipients in the most recent round of Career Grants offered by the National Association of Science Writers. Open to all established science writers, whether freelancers or employees of publications, universities, or other organizations, the Career Grants award up to $2,500 for projects that aim to increase the overall scope of the person's career opportunities. Through periodic offers since 2009, $100,000 in Career Grant funds have been distributed to help established science writers advance their careers. Read more to see the list of recipients.
Congratulations to the two recipients of the Laura Van Dam Travel Fellowships to this summer's meeting of the World Conference of Science Journalists in Seoul, Korea June 8-12, 2015: freelance science writers John Cannon, currently based in the Central African Republic, and Jeremy Hsu, based in New York.
The National Association of Science Writers is pleased to announce our fifth round of Career Grants. Since 2009, over $100,000 has been distributed to help established science writers advance their careers. Apply by the end of the day, April 30, 2015.
Free workshop scheduled for May 1 in Baton Rouge. Show Me the Coast 2015 is a practical training in visual storytelling workshop for scientists and science communicators. Funded by an NASW Idea Grant to Louisiana State University, the organizers at the The Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs invite those interested to attend the May 1 event free of charge. To learn more and register, visit showmethecoast2015.wordpress.com.
Entries for the 2015 Science in Society Awards close on February 1. Visit nasw.org/scienceinsociety to see full rules and enter online. Entries are free and open to anyone. To access the awards entry site, you need to be logged in. NASW members and those who already have NASW guest accounts can use their existing NASW website login information. New users will be prompted to create a new guest account.
Get involved with ScienceWriters2015. This year, we have two ways for attendees to drive the meeting’s content. Put on your thinking caps, collaborate with colleagues if you like, and get crackin’ by March 4. While you’re at it, mark your calendars for October 9-13 in Cambridge, MA. ScienceWriters2015: It’s for science writers, by science writers.