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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.

Board objects to EPA press office action

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The National Association of Science Writers sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week to comment on an unusual and restrictive press office episode that affected science reporters at several environmental news organizations.

Longtime ScienceWriters editor Lynne Friedmann announces her last issue

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Longtime ScienceWriters editor Lynne Friedmann has let us know that her last issue will be Winter 2018-19, as she moves on to her own book project. To say she will be missed is an understatement. Later this year, we will announce a search to fill her organized and thoughtful shoes.

Apply for Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting travel fellowships by April 15

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NASW members are invited to apply for journalist travel grants to the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting June 24-29 in Germany. This year’s meeting is dedicated to physiology and medicine. The Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings’ grant will provide compensation for four nights’ accommodation and transportation costs up to a specified amount. Read more at and apply by April 15.

Apply for the NASW Diversity Fellowship by April 9

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The National Association of Science Writers is pleased to offer, for the second year, a fellowship for talented students and early-career science journalists undertaking summer science journalism internships.

Info for potential NASW Board candidates

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Interested in running for the NASW board or just want to know how the election process works? Read on.

Submit a proposal for ScienceWriters2018 by March 1

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Join us in Washington, D.C., for ScienceWriters2018 with professional development workshops, briefings on scientific research, lab tours, and science field trips. Registration opens in August 2018. Help shape the meeting’s content — submit a session proposal by March 1.

Peggy Girshman Idea Grant winners

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We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017-2018 Peggy Girshman Idea Grant program sponsored by the National Association of Science Writers. The Grants Committee received 20 applications in this round and awarded a total of $25,000 to four recipients.

Congratulations to the 2018 NASW Travel Fellows to AAAS

Congratulations to the 2018 NASW Travel Fellows to the Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting, Feb.15-19 in Austin, Texas. These 11 undergraduate students from around the U.S. were selected by the NASW Education Committee from a competitive pool of applicants. Travel fellows will each write a story for publication on the ScienceWriters website and participate in the NASW Mentoring Program and NASW Internship Fair.

Help NASW thrive

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The NASW Membership Committee is currently seeking several new members to help expand membership and improve benefits for existing members.