Application deadline is Dec. 15, 2017.
The world's largest general science society, AAAS holds a major annual meeting that draws leading scientists from all disciplines. Hundreds of U.S.-based and international science writers from magazines, newspapers, radio, TV and web cover the event.
NASW's education committee will select fellows and pair each one with a veteran writer mentor during the conference. Fellows will attend scientific sessions of their choosing and each write a related news article that will be edited by senior science writers and published on the NASW website.
See stories written by previous fellows at http://bit.ly/1KGIF6h
Only currently enrolled undergraduates are eligible for these travel fellowships. Graduate students will not be considered. Students may be pursuing any major, but preference will be given to those who have published articles about science in student newspapers, online outlets or elsewhere. Successful applicants must join NASW as student members by Feb. 1, 2018, to be eligible to participate in the program. To register as a student member, go to https://www.nasw.org/join.
Fellows will make their own travel arrangements to Austin and submit their receipts for reimbursement after the meeting.
To apply for the NASW Travel Fellowship, complete the form below and include a writing sample as a URL or copy-and-paste by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Dec. 15, 2017. Winners will be notified by Dec. 30.
NOTE: NASW also will hold a mentoring program and an internship fair for student science writers, including travel fellows, at AAAS. Travel fellows will be automatically paired with a mentor. Please indicate below on your fellowship application the type of mentor you would like to have.
Be on the lookout for more information about the internship fair, which will feature editors from top magazines, research institutes, national labs and other science communication outlets.
We look forward to receiving your applications.
Sincerely,Czerne Reid & Ashley YeagerCo-chairs, Education CommitteeNational Association of Science Writers
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