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Historic AAAS Kavli Competition Expands to Honor Excellence in Science Journalism Worldwide

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced a global expansion of its historic science journalism awards program, thanks to an additional generous endowment from The Kavli Foundation.
 
For the first time in its 70-year history, the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards program will this year accept entries from reporters working worldwide. Endowed by The Kavli Foundation in 2009, this year's doubling of the program endowment will further allow AAAS to bestow 16 instead of eight prizes annually. The value of top (Gold) awards will be increased from $3,500 to $5,000, and a $3,500 Silver prize has been added to each of the eight reporting categories.
 
To read more on the new categories and to enter the Awards visit the AAAS website.
 
Entry deadline 1 August 2015.

Falling Walls Science Fellowship for Journalists

Falling Walls Science Fellowship for Journalists 
Apply now to attend the Falling Walls Conference in Berlin on 8/9 November 2015
 
In an effort to keep the public informed on life-changing scientific breakthroughs, we have created the Falling Walls Science Fellowship for Journalists. It is aimed at journalists and bloggers with at least three years of experience, and who hope to advance their knowledge in the area of sciences. The Fellows get the opportunity to attend the Falling Walls Lab, Falling Walls Venture and the Falling Walls Conference in Berlin on 8 and 9 November 2015 in Berlin. 
 
The fellowship includes direct travel expenses (economy class), accomodation for 3 nights (organised by Falling Walls Foundation), conference fees and meals (breakfast at hotel, catering during the Falling Walls events).
 
Freelance and full-time journalists or bloggers can apply. Professionals in fields such as research, teaching, public relations and advertising are not eligible. The applicants must have a minimum of three years professional journalism/blogging experience in which they have written about the subject of sciences.
 
Applicants must complete the online form and submit two work samples together with a CV and cover letter (both in English) stating their motivation to apply for the fellowship by 31 July 2015. 
 
Apply online at http://falling-walls.com/fellowships/science-journalists
 
Closing Date: Friday 31 July 2015
Organisation: Falling Walls Foundation
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Write Reference Books for the Parenteral Drug Association

An opportunity exists to write reference books for the Parenteral Drug Association (US). The list of topics is provided below and is just a starting list and ideas are welcome. The writing is paid on a royalty only basis, which is 10% for single authors. However it is possible to be the editor of a book and in collaboration produce a book on a topic using chapters from a number of authors (the royalty arrangement for this type of book is different).
 
The text must contain some current regulatory material from a European/global perspective (the point is to produce more texts written from a European angle). If you have a particular topic that is not on the list please let me know. For any book I need a two to three paragraph proposal, a tentative table of contents and estimated page count to present to the Technical Advisory Book Board at the PDA. .
 
Aseptic Processing
 
Biotech  (Bioprocessing, Biosimilars, etc.)
 
APIs
 
Microbiology (modern techniques)
 
Vaccines
 
Pre-filled syringes
 
Single-use systems
 
Supply chain practices
 
Packaging (any and all manner)
 
Drug delivery challenges
 
Personalized Medicines
 
Contact ABSW Member Huw Kidwell for more information  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

European School of Oncology - Journalist Opportunities 2015

 

 

The European School of Oncology (ESO) is seeking nominations for its annual Best Cancer Reporter Award which honours excellence in cancer journalism. The Award is presented each year to a consumer journalist (staff or freelance) reporting for print, online, and broadcast media who has made an outstanding contribution to enhancing public understanding about cancer. 
 
2015 Best Cancer Reporter Award winner will receive a prize of €5,000. The runner up will receive €2,500. Special Merit Awards will also be given to journalists who the jury believe have excelled in different areas of cancer journalism. In addition, articles from the award-winning journalists will be published in ESO’s Cancer World magazine (www.cancerworld.org)   
 
Do you think that you should be rewarded for your critical and accurate reporting on cancer?
 
If so, submit your nomination online to ESO by April 30, 2015. 
 
For full details and instructions on how to apply please visit
 
Cancer World Journalist Grant 2015
 
Print, broadcast and new media journalists are invited to apply for a Cancer World Journalist Grant that will enable them complete a reporting project on a particular topic relating to cancer. 
 
We are looking for projects that explore systemic issues that have a significant impact on cancer patients and that provide comprehensive coverage on the topic rather than short spot-reports from the field. 
 
Successful applicants will receive a grant of up to 2,500 Euro, half to be paid in advance and the remainder on submission of the principal material for publication or broadcast
Recipients of the grant will be required to complete their project within an agreed time-frame and submit their articles, radio reports or videos for publication in Cancer World magazine and on the Cancer World website. Cancer World magazine will give grant recipients the right to reproduce articles/videos through other media channels. 
 
Closing date for submissions is October 16, 2015
 
For full details and instructions on how to apply please visit
 
For further information regarding any of ESO’s Media projects please contact:
 
Corinne Hall
+39 02 85 46 45 22
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European School of Oncology
Cancer Media Centre
Via Turati 29
Milano
20121
Italy
 
 

Best Cancer Reporter Award - Call for nominations

 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The European School of Oncology (ESO) is seeking nominations for its annual Best Cancer Reporter Award which honours excellence in cancer journalism. The Award is presented each year to a professional journalist who has made an outstanding contribution to enhancing public understanding about cancer. 

The winning journalist will receive a price of €10,000 and there will also be one runner up prize of €5,000. In addition, articles from award-winning journalists will be published in ESO’s Cancer World magazine (www.cancerworld.org)   

Would you like to nominate a journalist from your country who deserves to be recognised for excellence in cancer journalism?

Do you think that you should be rewarded for your critical and accurate reporting on cancer?

If so, submit a nomination form to ESO by April 30, 2013.

 For full details and a nomination form visit
http://www.cancerworld.org/Media/BCRA.html 
or contact Corinne Hall
+39 02 85 46 45 22
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Launch of 2013 Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize

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PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Launch of 2013 Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize in association with The Telegraph


“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of” – Benjamin Franklin,
1758

London, 15 January 2013 – Each year a question or quote exploring Benjamin Franklin’s relevance in
our time is open for interpretation in 1000-1500 words. The competition is open exclusively for young
writers, aged 18-25, with a first prize of £750, and a second prize of £500. Winning entries will be posted
online by media partner The Telegraph and at www.BenjaminFranklinHouse.org.


The Franklin quote for interpretation in 2013 is: “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that
is the stuff life is made of.“ Entrants should interpret this quote for its significance today. All entries must
be received before 31 October 2013.


Franklin is one of history’s great figures. While he made lasting contributions in many fields, his first
passion was writing. He believed in the power of the written word as the bedrock of a democratic society
to inform and stimulate debate.


For nearly sixteen years between 1757 and 1775, Franklin lived at 36 Craven Street in the heart of
London, England. He is one of history’s great polymaths – a diplomat, patriot, scientist, inventor,
philosopher and more. He was one of the first American journalists, writing prolifically not only on politics
and foreign affairs, but on science, the arts and society. In 2006, Benjamin Franklin House, the world's
only remaining Franklin home, opened to the public for the first time as a dynamic museum and
educational facility. For more information see www.BenjaminFranklinHouse.org.


The Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize is endowed by Benjamin Franklin House Chairman John
Studzinski, a leading executive and philanthropist.


Submissions

* Entrants must be aged 18-25 years


Entries of 1000-1500 words must be sent by 31 October 2013 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Each
entrant is asked to provide their name, email, postal address, and telephone number. In addition,
entrants should provide their age and place of study (if applicable; if they are not currently in education,
they should provide a biographical note explaining their current activities.) Entrants may submit only one
entry; fiction or non-fiction accepted.

 

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