Awards, fellowships, and grants

NASW's Science in Society Journalism Awards honor and encourage outstanding investigative and interpretive reporting about the sciences and their impact for good and ill. Official rules and entry forms are available in mid-November each year for work published during that year. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 1.

  • About the Science in Society Journalism Awards

    NASW sponsors the annual Science in Society Journalism Awards and co-sponsors the Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for Young Science Journalists. Official rules and entry forms for the Science in Society Journalism Awards are posted here in mid-November each year for work published during that year. Entry deadline is Feb. 1 of the following year.

  • 2013 Science in Society Award winners

    The winners of the 2013 Science in Society Journalism Awards, sponsored by the National Association of Science Writers, are: In the Book category, David Quammen; in the Science Reporting category, Douglas Fox; in the Longform category, Patricia Callahan, Sam Roe and Michael Hawthorne; in the Science Reporting for a Local or Regional Audience category, Hillary Rosner; and in the Commentary or Opinion category, Christie Aschwanden.

  • 2012 Science in Society Winners announced

    From autism to animal migration, pollution to animal testing, winners of this year's Science in Society Journalism Awards tackled sensitive and controversial topics with reporting and storytelling skill. Read on to learn more about the winning entries.

  • 2011 Science in Society Awards

    Winning entries include coverage of antibiotic resistant bacteria, troublesome medical devices, nuclear power, and surprising climate change skeptics.

  • 2010 Science in Society Awards

    Winners include an examination of height manipulation in children; entries on drug resistance and water pollution, and the story of how cattle grazing aids an endangered butterfly.

  • 2009 Science in Society Awards

    Winning entries explore the pharmaceutical industry, antibiotic resistant germs, the shortcomings of DNA evidence, and why some organic farmers are embracing genetic engineering.

  • 2008 Science in Society Awards

    Winning entries explore genetic screening, assisted reproduction, and a pioneering African-American chemist.

  • 2007 Science in Society Awards

    Winning entries include a book on genetic insights into evolution, a newspaper series on the world's oceans, and a public television documentary on air pollution's connection to global warming.