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Entries open for NASW's Excellence in Institutional Writing Award

The National Association of Science Writers established the Excellence in Institutional Writing Award to recognize high-caliber, publicly accessible science writing produced on behalf of an institution or other non-media organization. Entries close April 20.

About the Peggy Girshman Idea Grants

Since its inception in 2010, more than $450,000 has been awarded by NASW's Peggy Girshman 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.

Announcing the new NASW Excellence in Institutional Writing Award

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We're pleased to announce the brand new NASW Excellence in Institutional Writing Award. The award will honor quality, clarity, and effectiveness in institutional science writing produced by staff or freelance writers and carries a cash prize of $2,000.

Entries for this year’s Science in Society Journalism Awards are open

Entries for the 2018 Science in Society Journalism Awards are open, and this year's contest features a new category. With cash prizes, no entry fees for members, and submissions open to members and non-members alike, we hope that you enter your best work from this year and encourage your colleagues to enter, too. Entries close Feb. 1, 2018.

Applications due Dec. 15 for Peggy Girshman Idea Grants

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The NASW Grants Committee is now accepting applications for 2017-2018 Peggy Girshman Idea Grants for projects from $1,000 to $25,000. Applications are due on December 15, 2017. Read more for application instructions and helpful hints.

Diane McGurgan Service Award winner

Jennifer Cox

Congratulations to the winner of the 2017 Diane McGurgan Service Award, NASW volunteer Jennifer Cox. The winner was announced by president Laura Helmuth on October 28 at the NASW membership meeting, held during the World Conference of Science Journalists 2017.

2017 Science in Society Awards winners announced

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Science in Society Journalism Awards, sponsored by the National Association of Science Writers. Winners in each category receive a cash prize of $2,500, to be awarded at a reception on October 26, 2017, at the World Conference of Science Journalists taking place this year in San Francisco. Read more to meet the winners.

Peggy Girshman Idea Grants awarded

Peggy Girshman

The NASW Peggy Girshman Idea Grants Committee has awarded $24,700 to five groups and individuals, using funds from NASW's Authors Coalition of America distributions.

Judges needed for Science in Society Awards

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Want to help with the NASW Science in Society Awards? Here’s your chance!

NASW would like to invite members to volunteer as a category judge for the 2017 NASW Science in Society Awards

Diane McGurgan Service Award winner

Lynne Lamberg

The winner of the 2016 Diane McGurgan Service Award is longtime NASW volunteer Lynne Lamberg, as announced by president Laura Helmuth on October 29 during ScienceWriters2016.