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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.

WCSJ2017 Travel Fellowships available

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Thanks to generous support from foundations, media organizations, and individual donors, the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists is excited to offer travel fellowships for professional and student attendees from the U.S. and abroad. Apply by March 15, 2017

NASW Update, Jan. 17, 2017

 

Science in Society Journalism Award entries open until Feb. 1

With five categories, cash prizes, no entry fees, an online entry platform, and submissions open to members and non-members alike, we hope that you enter your best work from 2016 and spread the word to your colleagues, friends, and networks. You can even post to your choice of social media outlets from within the entry platform. Entries for the 2017 Science in Society Journalism Awards close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Forward together: Formation of new NASW committees

The proposal to amend the constitution to allow any NASW member to serve as an officer did not pass. But the NASW Board is setting up a new ad hoc advisory committee to propose paths forward.

Entries for this year’s Science in Society Journalism Awards are open

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Entries for the 2017 Science in Society Journalism Awards are open. With five categories, cash prizes, no entry fees and submissions open to members and non-members alike, we hope that you enter your best work from this year and encourage your colleagues to enter, too.

NASW and CASW launch WCSJ travel fund campaign

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The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW), in cooperation with NASW, this week launched a new fundraising campaign to provide travel fellowships for international science writers attending the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ2017) scheduled for October 26-30 in San Francisco.

Diane McGurgan Service Award winner

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The winner of the 2016 Diane McGurgan Service Award is longtime NASW volunteer Lynne Lamberg, as announced by president Laura Helmuth on October 29 during ScienceWriters2016.

Results of October 29 membership votes

Thank you to the 700 members who took the time to participate in the recent votes on the NASW bylaws. The final vote, shown below, is that the general housekeeping updates to the bylaws overwhelmingly passed. The proposed Article IV amendment, which would have allowed any NASW member to be an officer, did not pass. The most important takeaway, however, is not which option prevailed, but how close the margin was.

Call for volunteers for the Grants Committee

Hey, Science Writers: Are you looking to make a substantive impact on the your colleagues' careers and the field of science writing? Want to work with the fun, dynamic Grants Committee and help with this rewarding volunteer work?

NASW Internship Fair at AAAS 2017

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NASW student members looking for great internships, or news and science organizations looking for top interns, should plan to attend the 2017 NASW Internship Fair. The fair will be held 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the 2017 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting in Boston.

NASW Internship Fair interview details