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Abre el proceso de aplicación para becas de viaje regional para asistir a ScienceWriters2018

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Se invita a escritores de ciencia de América Latina y el Caribe a solicitar becas de viaje regionales para asistir a ScienceWriters2018, una conferencia que se realizará del 12 al 16 de octubre en Washington, DC.

Las becas de viaje permitirán que hasta 12 escritores científicos de la región se unan a sus colegas estadounidenses en la conferencia anual, que combina talleres de desarrollo profesional organizados por la Asociación Nacional de Escritores Científicos (NASW) con New Horizons in Science, sesiones sobre los últimos avances de la ciencia, presentadas por el Consejo para el Avance de la Escritura de la Ciencia (CASW).  La reunión ScienceWriters2018 se llevará a cabo en la Universidad George Washington, institución anfitriona del evento.

Las solicitudes de becas se pueden enviar hasta el 17 de julio utilizando este formulario en líneahttps://casw.submittable.com/submit/117630/sciencewriters2018-international-travel-fellowships

Apoyar el periodismo científico en América Latina y el Caribe fue un objetivo especial de WCSJ2017, que incluyó un taller previo a la conferencia de un día de duración y becas de viaje patrocinadas por la Fundación Ealy Ortiz, con sede en México. Las becas que se otorgarán en este 2018 están destinadas a continuar apoyando la creación de redes y el desarrollo profesional en toda la región y para fortalecer los vínculos entre las asociaciones en los EE. UU. y otras partes del hemisferio.

Durante la convocatoria de propuestas para ScienceWriters2018, los organizadores dieron la bienvenida a varias propuestas para sesiones con énfasis regional. Como resultado, la conferencia de este año contará con sesiones centradas en la Amazonia y en cómo escribir para audiencias hispanas, así como un taller previo a la conferencia que ofrecerá herramientas para periodistas freelance internacionales.

Cualquiera que escriba, edite o produzca noticias, información o comentarios científicos para el público en América Latina y el Caribe; enseñe periodismo científico; o sea miembro de una asociación perteneciente a la Federación Mundial de Periodistas Científicos, y que no pueda asistir a ScienceWriters2018 sin asistencia financiera, puede aplicar a la beca. Se requiere que los postulantes dominen el idioma inglés. Los solicitantes deberán enviar muestras de su trabajo, su currículum y al menos una carta de recomendación.

Las becas cubrirán la tarifa aérea en clase económica, el transporte terrestre, los costos de solicitud de visado, el alojamiento en hotel por cuatro noches y el registro gratuito para el programa de talleres de NASW. Se puede proporcionar un subsidio adicional para comidas, gastos imprevistos y excursiones si se demuestra que es requerido por la persona. Los organizadores de la conferencia reservarán las habitaciones de hotel; los demás gastos cubiertos serán reembolsados ​​por CASW.

Un comité revisará las solicitudes y notificará a los ganadores de las becas de viaje la primera semana de agosto, cuando los organizadores abran el registro en línea de la reunión y publiquen el programa para ScienceWriters2018. Se espera que los becarios se registren con prontitud y soliciten sus visas de viaje inmediatamente, de ser estas necesarias.

Los fondos para estas becas de viaje llegan gracias al ahorro de costos durante la 10ma Conferencia Mundial de Periodistas Científicos (WCSJ2017), celebrada en San Francisco en octubre de 2017. NASW y CASW organizaron la conferencia en colaboración con la Federación Mundial de Periodistas Científicos (WFSJ). Gracias al generoso apoyo de los patrocinadores, los organizadores pudieron otorgar 72 becas de viaje para periodistas profesionales y 22 para estudiantes con el objetivo de apoyar la asistencia internacional a la WCSJ2017, incluidas 11 becas de viaje David Perlman financiadas por $40.000 en donaciones recaudados entre escritores de ciencia de EE. UU.

Applications now accepted for regional travel fellowships to attend ScienceWriters2018

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Science writers throughout Latin America and the Caribbean are invited to apply for regional travel fellowships to attend ScienceWriters2018, a conference to be held Oct. 12-16 in Washington, DC.

The travel grants will enable up to 12 science writers from the region to join their U.S. colleagues at the annual conference, which combines professional development workshops organized by the National Association of Science Writers with the New Horizons in Science research briefings presented by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. ScienceWriters2018 will be hosted by George Washington University.

Fellowship applications may be submitted through July 17 using this online form: https://casw.submittable.com/submit/117630/sciencewriters2018-international-travel-fellowships

Supporting science journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean was a special goal of WCSJ2017, which included a day-long preconference workshop and travel fellowships sponsored by the Mexico-based Fundación Ealy Ortiz. The 2018 fellowships are intended to continue to support networking and professional development throughout the region and to strengthen ties between associations in the U.S. and elsewhere in the hemisphere.

During the call for proposals for ScienceWriters2018, organizers welcomed several proposals for sessions with a regional emphasis. As a result, this year’s conference will feature sessions focused on the Amazon and writing for Hispanic audiences, as well as a preconference workshop offering skill-building for international freelancers.

Fellowship applications may be submitted by anyone who writes, edits or produces science news, information or commentary for the public in Latin America and the Caribbean; teaches science journalism; or is a member of a World Federation of Science Journalists member association, and who would be unable to attend ScienceWriters2018 without financial assistance. English language fluency is required. Applicants should plan to submit samples of their work, a resumé, and at least one letter of recommendation.

The grants will cover economy airfare, ground transportation, visa application costs, four nights’ hotel accommodation, and complimentary registration for the NASW workshop program. An additional subsidy for meals, incidentals, and field trips may be provided based on demonstrated need. Conference organizers will reserve hotel rooms; other covered expenses will be reimbursed by CASW.

A fellowships committee will review applications and notify recipients of the travel fellowships by the first week of August, when organizers will open online meeting registration and publish the program for ScienceWriters2018. Fellows will be expected to register promptly and apply immediately for travel visas if needed.

The fellowship funds were made possible by cost savings from the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists, held in San Francisco in October 2017. NASW and CASW organized the conference in collaboration with the World Federation of Science Journalists. Thanks to generous sponsorship support, the organizers were able to award 72 professional and 22 student travel fellowships to support international attendance at WCSJ2017, including 11 David Perlman Travel Fellowships funded by $40,000 in donations collected by U.S. science writers.

Abren convocatoria de becas de viaje para que periodistas regionales asistan a reunión en Estados Unidos

El Consejo para el Avance de la Escritura Científica (CASW), en asociación con la Asociación Nacional de Escritores Científicos (NASW), se complace en anunciar que se ofrecerán becas de viaje regionales especiales para permitir que colegas de América Latina y el Caribe se unan a nosotros en la reunión de ScienceWriters2018 que se llevará a cabo en Washington, DC, del 12 al 16 de octubre próximos.

Estas becas de viaje, financiadas con el apoyo de contribuciones privadas de periodistas y escritores científicos de los Estados Unidos y otros países a la Décima Conferencia Mundial de Periodistas Científicos en 2017(WCSJ2017), están destinadas a fortalecer las conexiones realizadas durante dicha reunión. Esperamos que algunas sesiones en ScienceWriters2018 se centren en problemas transfronterizos y regionales en temas de ciencia y redacción de temas científicos de especial preocupación en las Américas.

Se otorgará preferencia a personas que formen parte del programa, ya sea como organizadores de la sesión o conferencistas, y a aquellos que participan activamente en el apoyo del periodismo científico en América Latina.

Las aplicaciones para las becas se abrirán más adelante esta primavera. Para más detalles, visite sciencewriters2018.org.

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Regional travel fellowships available to support travel to ScienceWriters2018

The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, in partnership with the National Association of Science Writers, is pleased to announce that special Regional Travel Fellowships will be provided to enable colleagues from Latin America and the Caribbean to join us for ScienceWriters2018 in Washington, D.C., October 12-16. 

These travel awards, funded with support from private contributions from U.S. science writers and others to the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists in 2017, are intended to strengthen the connections made during WCSJ2017. It is our hope that some sessions at ScienceWriters2018 will focus on cross-border and regional issues in science writing and science topics of special concern across the Americas.

Preference for funding will be given to those applicants who are part of the program as either session organizers or speakers and to those applicants who are actively involved in supporting science journalism in Latin America.

Applications for the fellowships will open later this spring.

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New Horizons in Science 2018

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 to Monday, October 15, 2018

The 56th edition of the New Horizons in Science briefings will be presented in Washington, DC, as part of ScienceWriters2018. Organized in conjunction with the annual meeting and workshops program of the National Association of Science Writers, New Horizons is hosted by the George Washington University. With support from additional sponsors and hosts, GW will offer a menu of tours, field trips, exhibits and hospitality events.

Hosts & Sponsors: 

CASW is able to present New Horizons in Science free of charge, thanks to our host institution, the George Washington University. Taking full advantage of its unparalleled location in the heart of Washington, D.C., GW conducts research that both advances discovery and influences policy. Its faculty and students have developed one-of-a-kind research partnerships with the federal government as well as many of the world’s most influential scientific and technical organizations. As a result, GW’s federal research expenditures have grown more than 50 percent since 2009, and the university has significantly increased investment in its research enterprise. The culmination of this redoubled research focus is GW’s state-of-the-art, 500,000-square-foot Science & Engineering Hall, the largest academic building dedicated to these fields in the nation’s capital. The university is home to leading experts on subjects ranging from HIV/AIDS, cybersecurity and autism to robotics, nanotechnology and sustainable ecosystems. GW researchers are generating breakthroughs that will advance human health, expand our understanding of nature and create new technological innovations that will have an impact on millions of lives.  

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New Horizons in Science at the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists

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Thursday, October 26, 2017 to Monday, October 30, 2017

The 55th annual New Horizons in Science briefings were presented in San Francisco, California, as part of the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists. The WCSJ2017 program was an "international edition," with many science sessions proposed and organized by colleagues around the world. Co-hosts of this special presentation were the University of California, San Francisco and UC Berkeley.

Hosts & Sponsors: 

CASW was able to present the 55th annual New Horizons in Science briefings and co-organize WCSJ2017 through the generosity of many sponsors of the World Conference of Science Journalists. We extend special thanks to our host universities and the conference's Diamond Sponsor, Johnson & Johnson Innovation.

Host Universities

UCSF

 

 

 

 

Diamond Sponsor

J&J Innovation

 

 

 

Additional WCSJ2017 Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

23andMe • AstraZeneca • Bayer Pharma AG • William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation • Exploratorium • Fundación Ealy Ortiz AC • The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust • Howard Hughes Medical Institute • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation • Sanofi

Bronze Sponsors 

10X Genomics • Rita Allen Foundation • AAAS/EurekAlert! • American Chemical Society • Annual Reviews • Burroughs Wellcome Fund • Copernicus/European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting • The Hastings Center • International Research Development Centre, Canada • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation • Research Councils UK • Rutter Foundation • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Contributors, Friends and Supporters of WCSJ2017

American Institute of Physics • The Brinson Foundation • Jennifer Jackson Cox • The Commonwealth Fund • eLife Sciences • F1000 • Grupo Insud • Institut de recherche pour le développement, France • Intellectual Ventures • Knight Science Journalism @ MIT • Johns Hopkins Medicine • Nature • Newswise • PLOS • Cristine Russell • Science Advances—The OA Journal from AAAS • San Francisco Chronicle • Taylor & Francis • University of California, Riverside • Waterloo Global Science Initiative • Wiley • Ron Winslow

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Diverse program of science and journalism sessions planned for WCSJ2017

May 1, 2017 — CASW and its partners in organizing the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists today unveiled a comprehensive program of conference sessions focusing on professional development, leading-edge research and issues in science and journalism for the five-day meeting to be held this October. Registration and access to the full preliminary program, which features renowned plenary speakers, is now open.

The 2017 edition of WCSJ, the biennial meeting of international science journalists, will be held October 26 to 30 in San Francisco, California, a global hub of science and technology innovation. This year marks the first time the conference will be held in the United States. The program and registration information can be accessed at www.wcsj2017.org. “We are thrilled to invite science writers from around the world to participate in this exciting global meeting,” said WCSJ2017 Organizing Committee Co-Chairs Cristine Russell and Ron Winslow. “American science writers will have a unique opportunity to network with colleagues from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and the Middle East.” Russell is a board member and immediate past president of CASW. For more information and to register, visit the conference website.

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