Travel Fellowships

The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing offers travel fellowships to offset the cost of attending meetings and conferences.


New Horizons Travel Fellowships

Covers the cost of attending the annual New Horizons in Science briefings for journalists. The maximum reimbursement provided for travel to ScienceWriters2021 is $1,000.

Beginning in 2021, the briefings are offered concurrently with the professional development workshops of the National Association of Science Writers as part of ScienceWriters conferences.

New Horizons in Science annual briefings brings together top-ranking 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.

New Horizons travel 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, on request, assign a veteran science writer to serve as personal mentor to the fellowship recipient.

These fellowships are offered to U.S. science journalists.

Applications require:

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

Apply and upload materials online at Submittable. The deadline to apply for 2021 is August 30. If you have questions, contact Sylvia Kantor.

Past recipients