New Horizons in Science

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New Horizons Travel Fellowships

The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing offers traveling fellowships to cover the cost of attending the annual New Horizons in Science briefing for journalists.

The annual conference brings together top-rank scientists and leading science reporters for an in-depth look at seminal developments in science, medicine and technology that are likely to make news in the coming months. Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in the day-long professional workshops sponsored by the National Association of Science Writers that immediately precede the briefing.

The fellowships are intended primarily for reporters from smaller metropolitan print and broadcast news outlets, freelancers and webcasters with a demonstrated interest in science writing. They offer a unique introduction to science reporting that will prove of long-term benefit to the individual and the profession. CASW will, upon request, assign a veteran science writer to serve as personal mentor to the fellowship recipient.

Winners of previous Travel Fellowships


To apply, submit three collated sets containing each of the following:

  1. A brief (no more than 500-word) expression of interest
  2. A resume (with home and office telephone numbers)
  3. No more than 3 clips or broadcast transcripts (on any topic)
  4. A nominating letter from a senior editor, news director or producer.

 The deadline for applications is September 8.  If you have questions, contact Diane McGurgan at 304-754-6786 or [email protected]. Mail submissions to: CASW New Horizons Fellowships, P. O. Box 910, Hedgesville, WV 25427    



About CASW

The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing is committed to improving the quality and quantity of science news reaching the public. Directed and advised by distinguished journalists and scientists, CASW develops and funds programs that encourage accurate and informative writing about developments in science, technology, medicine and the environment.

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