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2016 Jacobs Science Writer Fellowship

The Swiss-based Jacobs Foundation, committed to giving children and young people better opportunities for development, invites science, society, and health policy journalists to apply for the 2016 Jacobs Science Writer Fellowship, a five-day English language program on youth development in Zurich, Switzerland. 

The 2016 Science Writer Fellowship will bring five science, society or health policy journalists from the US and UK to Zurich, Switzerland, to enhance their understanding of the work and research of the 2016 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize recipient, a leading international scholar in the field of child and youth development, and to connect these journalists with Swiss premier research institutions. 

The annual Fellowship, launched in 2015, covers Fellows’ travel and ground costs and includes a five-day program in Zurich from Tuesday, November 29, until Saturday, December 3, 2016. One day will be set aside for individual research and interviews. 

Fellows are invited to attend the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize ceremony at the University of Zurich on December 2. The 2016 laureate will be announced in October 2016. Click here to read about past prize recipients. 

The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize rewards high quality scientific work relevant to the study of child and youth development. It is of great importance to the Jacobs Foundation that scientific findings from interdisciplinary research should be applied in practice and understood by the public. The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize is endowed with one million Swiss francs (about $1M USD).

For more information on the fellowship and the online application please visit www.jacobsfoundation.org.

The application deadline is August 21, 2016.



Dear Journalist:

The AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards are now global. A doubling of the endowment by The Kavli Foundation allows entries from around the world in each of the reporting categories. We present two awards in each category: a Gold award ($5,000) and a Silver award ($3,500).

Entries for the 2016 competition will be accepted online starting in early May. The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2016. Entries must have been published, broadcast or posted online during the contest year: July 16, 2015 to July 15, 2016.

Please read the Contest Rules and Frequently Asked Questions before submitting. Note: If the submitted work was published or broadcast in a language other than English, you must provide an English translation.

The awards recognize outstanding reporting for a general audience on the sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Stories on the environment, energy, science policy, and health qualify if they deal in a substantive way with underlying science. Independent committees of journalists select the winning entries.

The awards will be presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting in February 2017 in Boston. The award covers travel and lodging expenses for winners. For questions, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

American Association for the Advancement of Science
1200 New York Ave NW, Washington DC 20005



Since 2013, the Falling Walls Foundation offers a fellowship for journalists to attend the Falling Walls Conference, the international conference on future breakthroughs in science and society, and its expanded programme on 8 and 9 November 2016 in Berlin. 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 fellowship covers travel, accommodation and ticket costs.

Full details can be found online:


The Falling Walls Conference was initiated on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall and takes place every year on 9 November. On one day, 20 world-class researchers from all disciplines and parts of the world each showcase the breakthroughs they are working on in 15-minute talks. Among the speakers are Nobel laureates, artists, heads of states and governments. The conference attracts an audience from over 80 nations and is covered by the media globally. Learn more at www.falling-walls.com

Press & Communications contact:

Tel: +49-30-60 988 39-74

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Closing Date: 31 July 2016




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
or contact Corinne Hall
+39 02 85 46 45 22
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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,

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.


* 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.


PRESS INVITATION September 24, 2012

Announcement of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012 will be announced on Monday 8 October 2012 at 11.30 am (at the earliest).
Press conference in the Wallenberg Hall, Nobel Forum
Nobels väg 1, Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden.

Press releases will be made available at the press conference.

The announcement will also be made on the Nobel Assembly website

www.nobelprizemedicine.org and on the Nobel Foundation website www.nobelprize.org

Press accreditation is obligatory. Application form is available on the Nobel Assembly website www.nobelprizemedicine.org

For further information please contact the Nobel office:
Ann-Mari Dumanski: phone +46-8-524 87800
Tatiana Goriatcheva: phone +46-8-524 87805
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