Eligibility: Anyone who writes, edits or produces science news, information or commentary for the public in Latin America and the Caribbean; teaches science journalism; or is a member of a World Federation of Science Journalists member association, and who would be unable to attend ScienceWriters2019 without financial assistance.
Deadline: July 21, 2019
All materials submitted must be in English, which is the language of ScienceWriters2019.
What’s Provided: The grants will provide full or partial support to cover economy airfare, four nights' accommodation during the conference, and reasonable ground transport. Fellowship recipients will receive complimentary registration for the NASW workshop day. (Registration for other conference events, except for field trips and one tour, is gratis.) An additional subsidy for meals, incidentals, and field trips may be provided depending on demonstrated need.
Details: The goal of the ScienceWriters2019 International Travel Fellowships is to continue to support science journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean and maintain connections throughout the hemisphere. This program is an extension of an initiative launched at the World Conference of Science Journalists in 2017. Sponsorship funds raised for WCSJ2017 were made available through conference cost savings, allowing fellowships to be offered again in 2018 and 2019.
Successful applications will make a clear and convincing case for how attending ScienceWriters2019 will benefit the applicant as well as the science writing community in the applicant's home country.
Applicants will be asked to upload a resumé, a statement of interest, and at least one letter of recommendation. We recommend that applicants read through the application below to prepare materials requested before applying. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
An asterisk (*) in the application form indicates that an answer is required.