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MENTORAT INTERNATIONAL EN JOURNALISME SCIENTIFIQUE SUR LA COUVERTURE D’UN CONGRÈS SCIENTIFIQUE
March 23, 2015 posted in Competitions

Concours de mentorat international en journalisme scientifique. 

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THE ABEL PRIZE 2015: AMERICANS NASH & NIRENBERG SHARE THE 2015 ABEL PRIZE
March 16, 2015 posted in Competitions 1 comment >>

The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2015 to the American mathematicians John F. Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg.

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MEDIA 21, JOURNALISM AND CLIMATE CHANGE - CALL FOR APPLICATION
February 26, 2015 posted in Competitions
CFI, the French agency in media cooperation, is, on 25 February 2015, launching a call for applications called 'Media 21, journalism and climate change' with the aim of improving coverage of this subject by the media in South-East Asia and Eastern Africa.

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BEST CANCER REPORTER AWARD AND GRANT 2015
February 24, 2015 posted in Competitions
The European School of Oncology's 2015 Best Cancer Reporter Award honours excellence in cancer journalism and their Cancer World Journalist Grant enables a journalist to complete a reporting project related to cancer. 

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JOHN B. OAKES AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM
February 20, 2015 posted in Competitions
The John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism, which carries a $5,000 prize and plaque, is given annually to the author of an article or series in a U.S. newspaper or magazine that makes an exceptional contribution to the public’s understanding of environmental issues


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SCIENCE COMMUNICATION AWARDS OF AIP
February 19, 2015 posted in Competitions
The Science Communication Awards of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) are established to recognize the best science writing in books; magazines and newspapers; works intended for children; and new media. Deadline Mar 31, 3015
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DAVID PERLMAN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE JOURNALISM – NEWS
February 17, 2015 posted in Competitions
This award,consisting of a plaque and a $5,000 prize, recognizes excellence in science news reporting. It is presented annually to a journalist for a news story or series in any medium except books that makes information about the Earth and space sciences accessible and interesting to the general public. Deadline March 13, 2015.
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COMPETITION: LE CONCOURS FRANCOPHONE ECO-REPORTAGES
February 12, 2015 posted in Competitions 108 comments >>

 Le Club de la presse Drôme-Ardèche organise la sixième édition du prix « Eco-Reportages ». Il concerne des articles de la presse écrite ou Internet et des émissions de radio ou télévision, publiés et/ou diffusés entre le 1er janvier et 31 décembre 2014.

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ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING CONTEST OPEN [US, CANADA, MEXICO]
February 11, 2015 posted in Competitions
Print, television, radio and online journalists can apply for The Knight-Risser Prize. Deadline March 15.
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L’ÉDITION 2015 DE LA BOURSE FERNAND-SEGUIN EST OUVERTE
February 3, 2015 posted in Competitions

L’Association des communicateurs scientifiques du Québec (ACS) et Radio-Canada présentent l’édition 2015 de la bourse Fernand-SeguinCe concours constitue depuis 1985 un tremplin exceptionnel pour les futurs journalistes scientifiques québécois. 

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KNIGHT SCIENCE JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM AT MIT - CALL FOR APPLICATION
January 29, 2015 posted in Competitions
Knight Science Journalism at MIT is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 Fellowship year, which runs from August 15, 2015 to May 15, 2016. Deadline Feb 28, 2015.
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SCIENCE IMMERSION FELLOWSHIP FOR JOURNALISTS
December 9, 2014 posted in Competitions
Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting invites early- to mid-career journalists to apply for its competitive 17th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists: Global Change in Coastal Ecosystems. Deadline Feb 6, 2015.

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CSWA: Published in 2014 Book Awards
October 29, 2014 posted in Competitions
The Canadian Science Writers’ Association offers two annual book awards to honour outstanding contributions to science writing. DEADLINE Dec 5, 2014

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SEJ's Environmental journalism grant
October 23, 2014 posted in Competitions
Journalists can apply for a US$3,500 grant to support their environmental reporting and entrepreneurial ventures around the globe. Deadline November 15.


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EGU 2015 Science Journalism Fellowships – call for applications
October 14, 2014 posted in Competitions
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is once again offering fellowships for journalists to report on ongoing research in the geosciences. Successful applicants will receive up to €5000 to cover expenses related to their projects. Deadline 19 Nov 2014.


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2015 EurekAlert! Journalism Fellowships to serve China and India
October 8, 2014 posted in Competitions
Applications are open for the 2015 AAAS-EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters. The Fellowship will cover travel and accommodation costs to the Annual Meeting in San Jose, California, 12-16 February, 2015 for 4 journalists from China and India. Deadline 14 October.

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Journalists from BRIC Countries Win ICFJ Health Reporting Contest
September 23, 2014 posted in Competitions
Four reporters from BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China) won ICFJ’s 2014 Global Health Reporting Contest for outstanding coverage of maternal and child health issues. The journalists work for news organizations that reach a combined audience of more than 11.5 million.
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SciDev.Net Investigative Science Journalism Fellowship for the Global South
September 11, 2014 posted in Competitions
SciDev.Net, with support from the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW), would like to encourage investigative science journalism in the Global South and has established a Fellowship to enable a journalist to carry out a detailed investigation. The Fellowship is open to all science journalists living and working within non-OECD countries.
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Science Journalism Student Award from Society for Neuroscience
September 11, 2014 posted in Competitions
The Science Journalism Student Award enables students pursuing a science or medical journalism degree to attend the Society for Neuroscience's annual meeting. Two awards are granted each year.

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WINNERS OF THE 2014 ECOHEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS
July 14, 2014 posted in Competitions 1262 comments >>
More than 200 applications were sent to WFSJ with so many excellent profiles, and our jury had to work very hard to select the winning journalists. And the winners are...

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AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards is now open!
July 10, 2014 posted in Competitions
The AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement for professional journalists in the science writing field. Deadline is 1st Aug 2014

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UC Berkeley - Earth Journalism Visiting Scholar 2015: Call for Applications
July 3, 2014 posted in Competitions
The Earth Journalism Scholars Program is inviting non-US journalists, particularly those from developing countries, to apply for a semester-long scholarship to attend the University of California-Berkeley (UCB) for the spring semester of 2015 to take classes at the Graduate School of Journalism. Applications are due in by July 27th at midnight PDT.
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Scholarship to learn about reporting on cancer treatment
July 2, 2014 posted in Competitions
The European School of Oncology (ESO) is offering to fund 15 health journalists to attend the 2014 Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology in Madrid, Sept 26–29.


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Call for Applications: Global Forest Reporters Network
May 22, 2014 posted in Competitions
In collaboration with Global Forest Watch – an initiative led by the World Resources Institute – Mongabay is launching the Global Forest Reporting Network (GFRN), a network of on and off-site reporters that will cover forest-related topics in areas particularly threatened by human impacts.

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REMINDER: JUNE 3 - Deadline for Scholarship to attend EcoHealth 2014 is approaching!
May 20, 2014 posted in Competitions
 Hurry up! The deadline to apply for 8 scholarship for science journalists to cover all costs to attend EcoHealth 2014 is approaching!

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Asian Environmental Journalism Awards calling for entries
May 6, 2014 posted in Competitions
The Singapore Environment Council's Asian Environmental Journalism Awards (AEJA) aim to recognise and reward excellence in environmental journalism at all levels of society.

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Publish Your Stories on Climate Change, Farming and Food Security in CCAFS Blog
May 5, 2014 posted in Competitions
Blog posts regarding climate change, farming and food security are invited to publish on CCAFS (CIGAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security) blog. Five blog stories will be selected, one from each region to publish in the CCAFS blog.

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Fellowship for science journalists to attend FALLING WALLS CONFERENCE in Berlin
April 28, 2014 posted in Competitions
The Falling Walls Foundation offers a fellowship to science journalists from all over the world to attend the Falling Walls Conference and its expanded programme in Berlin in November.

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WASH Media Awards - Call for Entries
April 24, 2014 posted in Competitions
The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) welcome entries for the 5th WASH Media Awards. This competition is open to journalists who publish or broadcast original investigative stories and reports on water supply, sanitation or hygiene (WASH) related issues and their impact on individual and country development.

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Maternal and Child Health Reporting Contest
April 17, 2014 posted in Competitions
Journalists in Brazil, China, India and Russia have a chance to win a trip to the United States and cash prizes as part of four regional competitions to recognize the best media coverage of maternal and child health.
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Win the opportunity to attend and cover EcoHealth 2014!
April 7, 2014 posted in Competitions
Be one of up to 8 journalists to win a scholarship and get the opportunity to attend the 2014 EcoHealth Conference! 
Cover the panel sessions meet and interview the researchers.

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BBC Science in Action looking for contributors/content
March 25, 2014 posted in Competitions
BBC Science in Action is a weekly radio magazine programme for the BBC World Service in English, that pulls together the science issues of the week and delivers breaking science news from the just-released journals.
 
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15 TRAVEL GRANTS FOR JOURNALISTS - 2ND HEIDELBERG LAUREATE FORUM
March 20, 2014 posted in Competitions
The 2nd Heidelberg Laureate Forum will take place during September 21-26, 2014. An opportunity to meet some of the world’s best computer scientists and mathematicians!




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WINNERS OF THE 2014 KAVLI PRIZE SCHOLARSHIPS
February 25, 2014 posted in Competitions
The 5 Winners of the 2014 Kavli Prize Scholarships were announced during a wine and cheese reception at AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) in Chicago on Saturday the 15th of February.
And the winners are...


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NEW SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SCIENCE JOURNALISTS
February 10, 2014 posted in Competitions
Chul Joong Kim, President of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ), will announce the winners of five new scholarships for science journalists at AAAS in Chicago on the 15th of February.







Chuul Joong Kim, President WFSJ (left)
Nils Chr. Stenseth President NASL (right)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
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KAVLI PRIZE SCHOLARSHIPS
February 3, 2014 posted in Competitions
The 2014 Kavli Prize scholarship for Science Journalists is now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted to this year's competition. We now enter the next stage—the selection process. The winners will be revealed at the AAAS Annual Meeting on Saturday the 15th of February at 5:30 p.m. Montreux Room 3, Swissôtel Chicago. 

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DON’T MISS OUT ... 5 scholarships to win! Deadline 31 January
January 15, 2014 posted in Competitions
Win the opportunity to attend and cover the Kavli Prize Award Ceremony in Oslo, Norway 8 – 11 September 2014. Be one of up to 5 journalists to win a scholarship and get the opportunity to attend the Kavli Prize. 


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Call for Nominations National Inventors Hall of Fame
December 9, 2013 posted in Competitions
The National Inventors Hall of Fame wants to increase the diversity of its candidate pool and the technologies represented,
The National Inventors Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to honor individuals who conceived, patented, and advanced great technological achievements that have benefited our society.  




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Next Generation of Science Journalists
August 7, 2012 posted in Competitions
Competition offers head start for Science Journalists - To analyze and communicate complex scientific topics is more than just a profession – it is an art. Accordingly, launching a career as a Science Journalist may prove to be an arduous endeavour.
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Seven scientific pioneers receive the 2012 Kavli Prizes
May 30, 2012 posted in Competitions
May 31, 2012 - Oslo - SEVEN pioneering scientists have been named this year’s recipients of the Kavli Prizes – prizes that recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience, and include a cash award of one million dollars in each field. This year’s laureates were selected for making fundamental contributions to our understanding of the outer solar system, the differences in material properties at nano- and larger scales, and how the brain receives and responds to sensations such as sight, sound and touch.
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Winners of the 2012 Kavli Prize/World Federation of Science Journalists Competition
February 20, 2012 posted in Competitions
(Vancouver – 18 February 2012) – Vesa Niinikangas, President of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) announced today the winners of 8 travel awards to discover science in Norway and attend the 2012 Kavli Prize Ceremony in Oslo, Norway, 3rd to 6th September.
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WFSJ Amundsen awardee publishes book on the Arctic
October 7, 2011 posted in Competitions
Toni Pou, based in Barcelona, one of 15 science journalists from all around the world who won a World Federation of Science Journalists competition to board the Canadian research icebreaker Amundsen for an extended stay in 2008, has published an award-winning book on his journey to the Arctic.
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The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters offers scholarships to cover 2012 awards in Oslo
June 26, 2011 posted in Competitions 1 comment >>
There’s a door opening wide into astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience, and science journalists can apply for front-row seats to cover a landmark event honouring researchers in these fields.
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Winners of the Alexandria Darwin Conference
October 27, 2009 posted in Competitions
The British Council in collaboration with World Federation of Science Journalists are happy to announce the winners of the competition that will bring science journalists in Alexandria, Egypt, to cover the Darwin Conference (14-16 November 2009).
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Last Week to Award for Darwin Conference in Alexandria
September 4, 2009 posted in Competitions 2 comments >>
18 SEPTEMBER: DEADLINE TO AWARD FOR DARWIN CONFERENCE IN ALEXANDRIA

The British Council, in collaboration with the World Federation of Science Journalists, is offering travel awards to journalists who would like to attend a 3-day conference on Darwinism at the famous Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt), 14-16 November 2009.
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7 winning journalists for the EcoHealth competition
October 6, 2008 posted in Competitions 1 comment >>
The World Federation of Science Journalists is pleased to present the seven winning journalists who will have the opportunity to meet and interview top world experts on health and the environment, in Merida, Mexico, Dec. 1-5.
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EcoHealth Forum 2008 Competition. The Competition is now closed
August 8, 2008 posted in Competitions 2 comments >>
The World Federation of Science Journalists - in collaboration with Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) announces a competition offering journalists the chance to interview the top world's experts on health and the environment, in Merida (Mexico), 1 - 5 December 2008.
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The Amundsen Competition: Peter`s idea
April 8, 2008 posted in Competitions 5 comments >>
Peter Calamai has been The Toronto Star's full-time science reporter since 1998. It was his idea to organize the WFSJ international competition bringing 15 science journalists to directly report from the Arctic during the coming months.
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Guido is on the Amundsen!
February 25, 2008 posted in Competitions 5 comments >>
Read and watch the adventures of science journalist Guido Romeo who boarded the research icebreaker Amundsen in the Canadia Arctic on Saturday 23rd February 2008. Mr. Romeo is the first of 15 winners of the Amundsen competition organized by the World Federation of Science Journalists.
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Meet the Amundsen Competition Winning Journalists
December 21, 2007 posted in Competitions 2 comments >>
The World Federation of Science Journalists is pleased to present the 15 journalists from 12 countries who will have the opportunity to spend between one and three weeks aboard the research icebreaker Amundsen, in the Arctic.
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The Amundsen Competition
November 6, 2007 posted in Competitions
The deadline has passed. We will not accept any other applications.

We received 135 applications from 46 countries.
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Be one of 14 science journalists to spend one week on Arctic Icebreaker
October 26, 2007 posted in Competitions
One week left to win one of 14 one-week sojourns aboard the Arctic Icebreaker Amundsen, transportation from your home country included
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Ethiopian science journalist Nigrist Tilhahun wins bird flu competition
February 27, 2007 posted in Competitions 1 comment >>
Members of the SjCOOP Peer-to-Peer mentoring programme of the World Federation of Science Journalists collaborated at an international workshop for journalists on bird flu reporting in Kampala, Uganda (28-30 January) as well as numerous other journalists.

Read the best articles written following that workshop.
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Winners of AAAS 2006 Fellowships for Reporters from Developing Regions
January 23, 2006 posted in Competitions
EurekAlert!, the premier global science-news source, in cooperation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), today announced winners of the prestigious 2006 Fellowships for Reporters from Developing Countries.
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