Subscribe to Grants & awards

Grants & awards

Idea Grants update: $140,000 awarded thus far

© iStockphoto.com/DNY59

In the past seven months, the National Association of Science Writers has awarded an additional five Idea Grants, totaling $67,000, bringing the total awarded since the grant program's inception one year ago this month to almost $140,000. Funding is provided by income from the Authors Coalition, and the grants are intended to help science writers in their professional lives or benefit the field of science writing.

Deadlines near for awards and grants

Two days remain to apply for the fourth round of NASW Career Grants. Since 2009, we've awarded more than $84,000 to help science writers advance their careers. Details here. Also, the deadline for NASW's Science in Society awards competition is two weeks away. The awards provide recognition — without subsidy from any professional or commercial interest — for investigative or interpretive reporting about the sciences and their impact on society.

Investigative reporting grants offered

The Fund for Investigative Journalism is accepting applications until Nov. 1 for grants to "cover travel and other reporting expenses for investigative stories that otherwise would not be told." Grants average $5,000 and are issued to reporters investigating issues in the United States, especially those relating to governmental accountability, the environment, and local or regional issues with national implications.

Over $70,000 awarded so far in the Idea Grants Program

In the past seven months since we first announced our Idea Grants program, the National Association of Science Writers has awarded five grants, totaling $72,400. Funding is provided by income from the Authors Coalition, and the grants are intended to help science writers in their professional lives or benefit the field of science writing.

NASW Update, May 19, 2011

A reminder about an NASW grant program for science writers; a search for potential mentors of AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship winners; plus new web resources for freelancers, instructors, and others interested in the science writing world.

How may we help you? Let us know

NASW already uses its funds to cover travel fellowships and career grants, and to underwrite a portion of the annual workshops to keep registration fees low. Now, we also are soliciting big ideas for the organization to develop new ways to serve science writers. Proposals due June 1.