Awards & Fellowships

CASW supports and honors science journalism with several fellowships and awards.
What's New
Application Deadline: May 10, 2021
This pilot early-career training program announced in February 2021 by CASW, the Association of Health Care Journalists, and the Society of Environmental Journalists aims to build broad skill and diversity in specialized journalism.
Annual Application Deadline: June 30
The award is intended to encourage young science journalists by recognizing outstanding reporting and writing in any field of science. The winner receives $1,000 and travel expenses to attend the joint awards ceremony of CASW and the National Association of Science Writers.
Annual Nomination Deadline: June 30
The recipient of this career prize receives a cash award of $3,000, a certificate, and travel expenses to attend the joint awards ceremony of CASW and the National Association of Science Writers.
Annual Application Deadline: March 15
CASW awards fellowships to students enrolled in U.S. graduate-level science writing programs to help defray the cost of tuition. Awards of $5,000 are available to fellows selected on the basis of a national competition.
For current or recent Taylor/Blakeslee Graduate Fellows
Project fellowships offer a small grant for an independent reporting project and come with the support of a senior journalist—a previous Fellow––as a mentor.
Application Deadline: Varies
The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing offers travel fellowships to offset the cost of attending meetings and conferences.