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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.

Diversity Fellowships announced

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We are pleased to announce Irineo Cabreros and Jennifer Leman as recipients of NASW's 2018 Diversity Fellowships. As fellows, Cabreros and Leman will each receive $5,000 to help defray relocation and living costs associated with completing a summer internship.

Board objects to EPA excluding reporters

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The National Association of Science Writers today sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt expressing concern that his agency prevented specific media outlets from attending a national drinking water summit.

NASW's Information Access Committee drafted the letter, which the board approved.

Diverse Voices program funded

Congratulations to The Open Notebook and NASW's Diversity Committee. Together, they will launch a new Diverse Voices program thanks to a grant from Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation. Read more about this exciting effort to increase the representation of underrepresented groups in the stories and storytellers of science and stay tuned!

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.