ScienceWriters2018 registration open - Fellowships available

Registration for ScienceWriters2018, happening in Washington D.C. Oct. 12-16, is now open at sciencewriters2018.org. Register and make your travel plans early to secure the best discounts and choices.

Multiple travel fellowships are available. Successful applicants will be notified by September 9 unless otherwise noted.

CASW New Horizons Travel Fellowship

Eligibility: The fellowships are intended primarily for journalists from smaller metropolitan print and broadcast news outlets, select freelancers and webcasters with a demonstrated interest in science writing.

Description: The fellowships offer up to $1,200 to cover the costs of attending ScienceWriters2018, and in particular the New Horizons in Science briefings organized by CASW on Sunday and Monday.

To apply: Applications are taken online at casw.submittable.com/submit. Submit 1) a brief (no more than 500-word) expression of interest; 2) a resume; 3) no more than 3 clips or broadcast transcripts on any topic; and 4) a nominating letter from a senior editor, news director or producer. Additional details are at www.casw.org/new-horizons/travel-fellowships.

Application deadline: Wednesday, August 29, 2018

NASW Travel Fellowship

Eligibility: Open to any science writer, editor, publication information officer, or journalism instructor with a financial need.

Description: Provides up to $1000 to cover the costs of attending the ScienceWriters meeting . These fellowships are supported by the Authors Coalition of America funds. Note: Before receiving reimbursement, fellows must submit a short report of one or more aspects of the workshops, suitable for publication on the NASW Web site and potentially in ScienceWriters. Assignments will be made prior to the meeting and must be filed within 48 hours after the assigned session. More information will be available after grants are awarded.

To apply: Visit nasw.submittable.com/submit to apply. You will upload a short statement of interest and a copy of your CV.

Application deadline: Wednesday, August 29, 2018

NASW Graduate Travel Fellowship

Eligibility: Open to current students enrolled in a science writing program.

Description: Provides up to $1000 to cover the costs of attending the ScienceWriters meeting. These fellowships are supported by the Authors Coalition of America funds. Note: Before receiving reimbursement, fellows must submit a short report of one or more aspects of the workshops, suitable for publication on the NASW Web site and potentially in ScienceWriters. Assignments, which may include live tweeting or other coverage of a session, will be made prior to the meeting and must be filed within 48 hours after the assigned session. More information will be available after grants are awarded.

To apply: Visit nasw.submittable.com/submit to apply. You will upload a short statement of interest and a copy of your CV.

Application deadline: Wednesday, August 29, 2018