Click the appropriate "Submit" button below to submit a nomination, application for a CASW prize or fellowship, or proposal for a Science + Science Writing session at the ScienceWriters meeting.

Please select "Letter of support" to submit a letter on behalf of a candidate.

The Clark/Payne Award and Victor Cohn Prize will be listed on this site when the nomination period for each award begins on January 1 of each year. The deadlines for those submissions are June 30 and July 31, respectively. The application period for New Horizons in Science travel fellowships opens on July 1 each year.

For additional details on fellowships and awards, visit the CASW website.

The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing is committed to improving the quality of science news reaching the public. Comprised of a panel of distinguished journalists and scientists, CASW develops and funds programs to help reporters and writers produce accurate and informative stories about developments in science, technology, medicine and the environment.

Questions? Contact Diane McGurgan.

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The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing offers traveling fellowships to cover the cost of attending the annual New Horizons in Science briefings for journalists, part of the ScienceWriters joint meeting. Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in the day-long professional workshops sponsored by the National Association of Science Writers that immediately precede the briefing.

The fellowships are intended primarily for reporters from smaller metropolitan print and broadcast news outlets, freelancers and webcasters with a demonstrated interest in science writing. 

Further details about New Horizons and the fellowships may be found on this page. Press the Submit button or click on "New Horizons travel fellowships" to access the online application form. (You will press Submit again to submit your application.)

A complete application must include:
  • A brief (no more than 500-word) expression of interest
  • A resume
  • No more than 3 samples of your print, broadcast or online work on any topic (transcripts of broadcast work are acceptable)
  • A nominating letter from a senior editor, news director or producer
You may either submit the nominating letter with your application or ask the nominator to submit it using the "Letter of Support" form on this submission site.

Questions? Contact Diane McGurgan.
This form may be used to submit:

For further information about deadlines, requirements for recommenders and nominators, and about the prizes and fellowships, see the CASW Fellowships and Awards page or contact Diane McGurgan.

Applicants and nominees should not use this form to submit materials.
The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing offers fellowships of $5,000 to both professional journalists and students of outstanding ability who have been accepted for enrollment in graduate-level programs in science writing.

The application window for the 2016-17 academic year has now closed. Applications for fellowships for the 2017-18 academic year will be accepted through March 19, 2017.

For more background on the Taylor/Blakeslee University Fellowships, see this page.

If you are a recommender wishing only to submit a letter in support of an applicant, please use the Letter of Support form.

Journalists with at least two years of mass-media experience are particularly invited to apply. This can include work on a college newspaper or other journalistic experience involving reporting in any field. CASW welcomes anyone who can show good writing skills and interest in science journalism to seek these fellowships.

Students must have an undergraduate degree and must convince the CASW selection committee of their ability to pursue a career in writing about science for the general public.

Fellows may attend school either full-time or part-time. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Science writing includes writing about science, medicine, health, technology and the environment for the general public. Fellowships are not available to those intending to pursue careers in technical writing.

To apply online fill out the form on the next page and upload:
  • Resume
  • Samples of your writing
  • A brief letter of recommendation from a teacher or someone who knows you. (Alternatively, the recommender can submit the letter using the Letter of Support form.)
Note to applicants: The selection committee focuses on the overall quality of your application, not its length. Your personal statement should have the length that you feel is best for you. Concise writing is a valuable trait for a journalist.

As Mark Twain put it: "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead."

Questions? Contact Diane McGurgan.