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2014 Science in Society Award winners announced

The National Association of Science Writers is pleased to announce the five winners of this year's Science in Society awards, which honor investigative or interpretive reporting about the sciences and their impact on society. Read more to meet the 2014 winning authors and read their work.

Upcoming NASW Idea Grant-funded conferences

Two conferences recently funded by NASW Idea Grants are open for registration. Read more for info on the Women in Science Solutions Summit 2014, June 13-15 in Cambridge, Mass., and the regional workshop Sharing Science: Writing and Communications Skills in the 21st Century, June 26-27 in Madison, Wisc.

Congratulations to the 2014 AAAS Undergraduate Travel Fellows

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Ten undergraduate students from across the country have been selected as this year's AAAS Undergraduate Travel Fellows. Each will receive a travel subsidy to attend the AAAS meeting and participate in NASW's mentor program and internship fair.

Michael Newman earns the 2013 McGurgan Service Award

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On November 2, 2013, Michael Newman received the Diane McGurgan Service award in recognition of his efforts to contribute to the annual ScienceWriters meeting.

Student science writers: Apply now for an NASW Travel Fellowship to Chicago

The National Association of Science Writers (NASW) is once again sponsoring travel fellowships for undergraduate students interested in science journalism, to attend the upcoming American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting in Chicago. As many as 10 students will receive $500 to $1,000 in travel expense reimbursement for attending AAAS, which will be held Feb. 13-17, 2014.

Scholarships to the Kavli Prize awards

Thanks to the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, up to five science journalists will have the opportunity to attend the Kavli Prize in Olso, Norway, Sept. 8-11, 2014. Meet and exchange with the winners of the Kavli Prize awarded in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. The scholarships cover the costs of transportation from your own country and your stay in Oslo.

ScienceWriters2013 fellows selected

Congratulations to the twenty NASW travel fellows selected for a grant to attend ScienceWriters2013 Nov. 1-5 in Gainesville, Florida. Check the full post for a list of recipients. Thank you to all who applied. We had a record setting number of applications.

Idea Grant applications due Nov. 15


Do you have a great idea for a science writing resource? Are you a member of a local science-writing group with big plans for an important project workshop that has insufficient funding? A new round of Idea Grants is open for funding. Proposals due November 15, 2013.

An update on the Idea Grants program

Since its inception in 2010, more than $265,000 has been awarded in NASW's Idea Grants program. The Idea Grants program has been refunded for the coming year, and a new request for proposals will be published this summer. In the meantime, here are the winners of the inaugural ScienceSeeker Awards, funded by an Idea Grant. You can also read this list all of the Idea Grants awarded to date.

Van Dam travel fellowship update

The National Association of Science Writers invites applications for the Laura Van Dam Travel Fellowships to this summer's meeting of the World Conference of Science Journalists in Helsinki, Finland, June 24-28, 2013. Update: We will be notifying applicants by March 12.