Congratulations to the #WCSJ2019 travel fellows

The National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing are pleased to congratulate the 11th World Conference of Science Journalists travel fellowship recipients. 100 fellowships were awarded to recipients in 53 countries and selected from 646 applicants.

Nine of the travel fellowships are Perlman fellowships, honoring the longtime San Francisco Chronicle science reporter, and are supported by the International Program Fund created by NASW and CASW with proceeds from WCSJ2017. One is a Laura Van Dam fellowship, funded by NASW and awarded in memory of past President Laura Van Dam, who died in 2006. Laura was a strong supporter of NASW's commitment to international science writing. The goal of these fellowships, which are administered and selected by the WCSJ2019 organizers alongside all other travel fellowships, is to encourage continued American participation in the world community and to enable writers to pursue story opportunities abroad at a time when travel budgets are tight for many.

Science writers from the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean were eligible for this subset of the WCSJ2019 travel fellowships.

Congratulations to our Perlman travel fellows:

  • Will Beaton, Sandbagger News, USA
  • Florencia Ballarino, PERFIL, Argentina
  • Barbara Fraser, Freelance, USA
  • Geoffrey Giller, Freelance, USA
  • Kelsey Harper, Sandbagger News, USA
  • Kendall Powell, Freelance, USA
  • Irene Rodríguez Salas, La Nación , Costa Rica
  • John Wendle, Freelance, USA
  • Carolyn Wilke, Freelance, USA

and to our Laura Van Dam fellow

  • Paul Nicolaus, Freelance, USA

Read the full release from WCSJ2019 here.

Jan. 31, 2019

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