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The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters would like to offer two travel scholarships to British science journalists to visit Oslo for the Abel Prize events in May.  One scholarship will be made to an early career science journalist (published your first piece of science journalism less than 3 years ago) and the other to a more experienced science journalist (working in the field for more than 3 years).  The Academy has also extended an invitation to all ABSW members to attend the Abel Prize Announcement in London on Tuesday March 19, 2019.

EGU establishes new award for Earth, planetary and space science journalism.

The Angela Croome Award is the newest addition to the EGU awards and medals portfolio. It aims to recognise journalists who show continued, excellent and successful reporting of Earth, space or planetary sciences.

Journalists are invited to engage with the world’s most talented mathematicians and computer scientists at the 7th Heidelberg Laureate Forum.  Travel grants available - applications close May 20, 2019. 

The annual Medical Journalists’ Association Awards are now open for entry.

Mico Tatalovic, Chair of the ABSW and one of the judges presented the Awards in Toulouse

Supporting ambitious field investigations focused on understanding of the climate

The French Association of Science Journalists (AJSPI) and the BNP Paribas Foundation launched their first climate investigation grant for European science journalists. The climate investigation grant was created in 2018 with the aim of supporting ambitious field investigations focused on understanding the climate, adaptation to climate change, or on different mitigation strategies. It also aims to encourage transnational, collaborative and transmedia projects. It is exclusively reserved for professionals (print, radio, TV, web...), members of a national association of science journalists, based in Europe. There is no linguistic restriction on the language in which the winning projects are subsequently published.

16 projects, 26 journalists and 14 European countries
For this first edition of the Climate Grant Investigation, 16 projects were submitted by 26 journalists from 14 different countries. The jury was very impressed with the quality of the grant proposals. It proved that science reporters from all across the East, West, North and South of Europe are finding intriguing and powerful stories to tell about climate change.

The winners were announced on July 8th, during the 5th European Conference of Science Journalists, in Toulouse (France):

EUSJA has confirmed a study trip to Berlin Science Week with the participation of the Falling Walls Conference. We are offering a fellowship for 10 journalists to visit Berlin from 6 to 10 November 2018. Science journalists are invited to attend events of the third Berlin Science Week and the programme of the Falling Walls Conference (Falling Walls Lab, Venture, Welcome Reception on 8 November and Conference on 9 November), to connect with Berlin based and international scientific institutions and to meet with colleagues from all over the world. The programme also includes a guided tour to selected scientific institutions in Berlin and participation in the Berlin Science Award ceremony on 7 November, hosted by the Governing Mayor of Berlin. More detailed programme will follow.

MA Travel and Nature Writing, BATH SPA UNIVERSITY

  • For any writer inspired by places, people and wildlife, who wants to be published.
  • Based on actual experiences in the field, including encounters with places, people and wildlife.
  • Provides context of the history, background and genres of travel and nature writing over time.
  • Focuses on getting your writing into a wide range of media and outlets.

Do you enjoy writing about people, places and wildlife? Are you interested in environmental issues in Britain and around the world? Would you like to be published, and make a living as a travel or nature writer?

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