World Federation of Science Journalists

ATTEND THE ABEL PRIZE AWARD CEREMONY AND RELATED EVENTS IN OSLO FROM 18-21 MAY 2015


April 27, 2015

WIN THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND AND COVER THE ABEL PRIZE AWARD CEREMONY IN OSLO 18-21 MAY 2015

Win a scholarship to attend the Abel Prize award ceremony and related events in Oslo from the 18th to the 21st of May 2015. The two winning journalists -one from Canada and one from the USA- will be the guests of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and receive invitations to all the events. The journalists will get all expenses covered; travel, hotel and meals. The winners will be selected by the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ).

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2015 to John F. Nash, Jr., Princeton University and Louis Nirenberg, Courant Institute, New York University “for striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis.” They will receive the Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald at a ceremony in Oslo on 19 May.

The two journalists will be the Academy’s guests and receive invitations to all the events. The winners will be selected by the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ).

For the Abel Prize's website for more information on this year’s winners.

Application Deadline

Applications must be received no later than Friday 1st of May 2015


The scholarships

In addition to free registration, the travel grants cover the costs of transportation from your own countryhotel and meals in Oslo.

Eligibility

Science Journalists who have some knowledge of mathematics, including mathematical aspects of computer science, mathematical physics, probability, numerical analysis and scientific computing, statistics, and also applications of mathematics in the sciences are welcome to apply. This is irrespective of their gender, age, nationality and media (print, radio, TV, web). Journalists attending will be encouraged to publish articles and/or program content.

Application procedure

The jury will select two professional, fulltime or freelance journalists, with comprehensive experience in traditional and/or digital media. Candidates are asked to send their CV, coordinates, identification pages of their passport, two articles or video or audio productions on mathematical science (or related field) in English or French, and a one-paragraph text in English or French describing why they should be selected.

Selection committee and decision

The World Federation of Science Journalists administers the competition and is solely responsible for the selection of the winning journalists. The jury will select the two journalists on the basis of submitted work, on the applicant’s CV and motivation statement.

To apply

Applications - including the applicant's CV, coordinates, identification pages of the passport - should be sent electronically to: Abel Prize Award/WFSJ (TITLE OF YOUR MESSAGE). Applications must be received no later than Friday 1st of May 2015

Email: info@wfsj.org

Information

Contact the WFSJ Office at info@wfsj.org