New Horizons in Science

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 briefings for journalists, part of the annual ScienceWriters joint meeting.

The application period for fellowships to attend the 2017 World Conference of Science Journalists, where this year's New Horizons program will be presented, closed in March. Applications for fellowships to attend ScienceWriters2018 in Washington, DC will be accepted beginning in spring 2018. You may bookmark this page and use the form below to submit an application when the window opens.

The annual New Horizons in Science program 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 briefings, in addition to social events, tours and field trips organized by NASW, CASW and the meeting hosts.

The fellowships covering costs up to $1,200 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. New Horizons fellows will be asked to provide a written report or social-media curation on their experience.

Past winners of New Horizons travel fellowships

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TO APPLY ONLINE, use the form at http://casw.submittable.com/submit to submit a brief (no more than 500-word) expression of interest.

To complete your application you will be required to upload the following supporting documents:

  1. A resume (with home/cell and office telephone numbers)
  2. No more than 3 clips, printouts of or links to online writing, or broadcast transcripts on any topic
  3. A nominating letter from a senior editor, news director or producer.

If you have trouble with document submission or need to send documents later, you may send any documentation as e-mail attachments to [email protected].

If you have questions, contact Diane McGurgan at 304-754-6786 or [email protected].

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