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About the NASW Idea Grants

Since its inception in 2010, more than $400,000 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 for the latest call for proposals due November 4, 2015.

Apply now for a Lindau Travel Fellowship


For the ninth year in a row, the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings invites NASW members who are working journalists, editors, or freelancers to apply for travel funding to attend the Lindau Meeting. Applications are due on Friday, April 1.

Science in Society Journalism Awards 2016

Entries for the 2016 Science in Society Awards are closed. Winners will be announced in September 2016. Entries for next year's contest open in December 2016. Stay tuned to

Robin Lloyd receives McGurgan Award

Robin Lloyd is this year’s recipient of the Diane McGurgan Service Award. She received a framed certificate and a $500 cash prize for the honor. The announcement was made by NASW President Robin Marantz Henig during this year’s NASW business meeting in Cambridge.

Idea Grant applications due Nov. 4

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In the last five years, the National Association of Science Writers has funded 127 projects worth over $400,000 as part of the Idea Grants program. A new round of Idea Grants is now open. Applications are due Wednesday, November 4. Read more for details.

2015 Science in Society Awards winners announced

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We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Science in Society Journalism Awards, sponsored by the National Association of Science Writers.

Congratulations to the 2015 Career Grant recipients

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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.

Career Development Grant applications open - Apply by April 30, 2015

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.

Apply now for a Lindau travel fellowship

NASW members are invited to apply for travel grants to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting June 28-July 3 in Lindau, Germany. Apply by March 1, 2015, for the opportunity to connect with 60+ Nobel Laureates in physiology & medicine, physics, and chemistry and over 600 young researchers from 80 countries.

Idea Grant proposals due November 4

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The National Association of Science Writers is proud to announce a new round of Idea Grants. Over the last four years, the program has awarded $350,000 to projects that benefit the field of science writing. Proposals are due November 4, 2014. Read on for application instructions.