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Freelance Science Writers - Chemical Science Related Features

Freelance science writers wanted to contribute chemical science related features for a monthly science news magazine. Coverage is global, and encompasses all chemicals related topics from food science and agriculture to nanotechnology, materials science, pharmaceuticals, water quality, energy the environment and electronics – and including business matters. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details
Closing Date: Tuesday 30 June 2015
Cath O'Driscoll
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Medical Journalists' Association Summer Awards - open for entry

Entries are now being accepted for the Medical Journalists’ Association Summer Awards for 2015. There are 11 categories, including a new one for Blogger of the year.
Individual winners will receive £750 plus a certificate at the Summer Awards ceremony at BMA House, on July 9.
The deadline for entries is 7pm on Tuesday May 26, 2015
Find out more and enter here:

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
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.)
Microbiology (modern techniques)
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 (   
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
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