World Federation of Science Journalists

Competitions Archive

Find below the list of past competitions


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Health journalism contestdeadline: 20 May 2013
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Project Fellowshipdeadline: 15 April 2013
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Five free places for social media at Science journalists world conference.

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Hands-On Science Fellowshipsdeadline: 1st March 2013
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Energy Journalist work call for submissionsdeadline 1st March 2013
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Journalism Grants for Innovations in Development Reportingdeadline: 25 March 2013
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Research Africa seeks science journalism interndeadline: 20 Nov 2012
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SciDev.Net/IDRC science journalism internship awards 2013deadline: 16 Nov 2012
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Bourse en journalisme scientifique CRDI-Québec Sciencedeadline: 16 Nov 2012
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Book on Science Blogs (French)deadline: 15 Nov 2012
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3rd Dii Desert Energy Conference Journalist Fellowshipdeadline: 8 Oct 2012
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EurekAlert! Fellowships for Young Science Reporters in Latin Americadeadline: 15 Sept 2012
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Win a trip to cover the Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Researchdeadline: 31 August 2012
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Next Generation of Science Journalistsdeadline: 1st Sept 2012
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AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awardsdeadline: 1 august 2012
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EU Health Prize for Journalistsdeadline: 31 July 2012
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Energy of Worddeadline: 6 April 2012
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WASH Media Awards 2012deadline: 1 April 2012
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Knight Science Journalism at MITdeadline: 1st March 2012 
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2012 Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowshipdeadline: 17 Feb 2012
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Nieman Foundation Fellowshipdeadline: 31 Jan 2012
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Kavli CompetitionOslo, Norway
deadline: Jan 31, 2012


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2011 Excellence in Epilepsy Journalism Awarddeadline: 30 Nov 2011
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EU Health Prize for Journalists 2011deadline: 24 July 2011
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AIDS Vaccine J2J Training: Bangkok 2011Bangkok, Thailand
deadline: 7 June 2011
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Best Cancer Reporter Award 2011deadline: 29 April 2011
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Scientific Minute Video Contestdeadline: 11 March, 2011
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MBL Science Journalism Fellowshipdeadline: 1 March 2011
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WCSJ Cairo Scholarshipsdeadline: 20 February 2011
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CNN Multichoice African Journalist Awards 2011deadline: 27 January, 2011
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Kyoto Prize Symposium Journalism Fellowshipdeadline: 21 January 2011
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UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award Africadeadline: 31st December 2010
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Excellence in epilepsy journalism awarddeadline: 29 October, 2010
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J2J Lung Health Media Trainingdeadline: 16 August, 2010
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AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awardsdeadline: 1st August 2010
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Asia-Pacific Child Rights Awarddeadline:June 25, 2010
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Prize of Environmental Journalism Casa Mediterráneodeadline: May 7, 2010
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The eLearning Africa 2010 Photo Competitiondeadline: April 26, 2010
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Travel fellowships ESOF 2010deadline: March 26, 2010
Torino, Italy
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African Women in Agricultural Research and Development Fellowships deadline: March 22, 2010
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Knight Science Journalism Fellowshipsdeadline: March 1st
Boston, USA
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Summer Internship ICTPdeadline: 26 February 2010
Trieste, Italy
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Win Award to cover Darwin Conference in Alexandriadeadline: 18th September 2009
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Earth Journalism Awardsdeadline: 7 September 2009
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IDRC–SciDev.Net Sci.Journalism Award 09deadline: 24 August 2009
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2009 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awardsdeadline: August 1st, 2009
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International Media Studies - Master's Programme ScholarshipApp deadline: May 31, 2009
Bonn, Germany
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UC Berkeley Fellowships for African JournalistsMay 1st, 2009
California, USA
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Journalist to Journalist HIV/AIDS TrainingApp deadline: April 20, 2009
Cape Town, South Africa

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Summer Internship ICTPApp. deadline: April 10, 2009
Trieste, Italy
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IDRC Nature Science Journalism AwardThe International Development Research Centre and Nature, the leading international scientific journal, are pleased to announce a competition aimed at fostering scientific reporting skills and experience for an English-speaking Canadian journalist still at an early stage of his or her career.
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Metcalf Institute Announces Eleventh AnnualNARRAGANSETT, RHODE ISLAND - October 20, 2008 - The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting seeks applicants for its science training fellowship, the Eleventh Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists.
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The Humphrey FellowshipThe Humphrey Fellowship Program offers young writers from the developing world a ten-month stay at a leading journalism college in the U.S. to study journalism and to undertake professional affiliations at top U.S. news organizations. The program includes financial support for studies, travel, workshops and seminars, a monthly stipend, funds for books and a computer subsidy.
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EcoHealth Forum 2008Be one of 5 journalists (from all over the world) to cover the meeting of the world's experts on the relationships between health and the environment, in Merida (Mexico), 1 - 5 December 2008
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The CGIAR AwardsThe Awards Ceremony will take place during AGM08 and winners will be offered limited travel support to Maputo, Mozambique, the venue of AGM08.
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2008 AAAS Science Journalism AwardsThe Science Journalism Awards of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), established in 1945, represent the pinnacle of achievement for professional journalists in the science writing field. The awards have historically recognized exemplary U.S. science reporting by large and small newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and online media outlets. A prize category is now open to reporters worldwide, across all news media, recognizing outstanding science-news reporting for children, up to age 14.
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Journalists sought for fellowships at American newspapersPrint and online journalists in developing countries are invited to apply for the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships (AFPF) and Daniel Pearl Fellowships 2009.
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Call for Entries to Reuters-IUCN Environmental Media AwardsReuters Foundation and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) launch 2008 Media Awards for Excellence in Environmental Reporting

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2008 Arab Science Journalism AwardThe Arab Science & Technology Foundation and the Arab Science Journalists Association announce their first annual Arab Science Journalism Award.

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Bastiat prize for journalismThree journalists will win prizes through an annual contest inspired by the 19th-century French classical liberal theorist Frédéric Bastiat, a champion of private property, free markets, and limited government.
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IDRC-SciDev.Net Science Journalism Award 2008SciDev.Net proudly announces its second joint IDRC-SciDev.Net Science Journalism Award and seeks applications from journalists in all developing countries. The award consists of a six-month internship giving the recipient invaluable journalistic experience and demonstrates SciDev.Net's commitment to build capacity in science communication across the developing world.
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International news course to be held in SenegalAn International news course specifically for Francophone African journalists will be offered in Dakar, Senegal, from July 14 to 18 through the Reuters Foundation.
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NICEF launches 2008 International Children's Day Broadcasting AwardsThe United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is accepting entries from radio and television broadcasters from across the globe for the 2008 International Children's Day Broadcasting (ICDB) Awards.
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First annual NCAR Journalism FellowshipThe National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) will launch its first annual NCAR Journalism Fellowship from June 23-27, 2008. Offered this year as a pilot program, the NCAR Journalism Fellowship will introduce science communicators to atmospheric and Earth system sciences.
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Journalist to Journalist HIV/AIDS Training, 29 July - 1 August 2008 and The XVII International AIDS Conference, 3-8 August 2008The Journalist to Journalist Project of the National Press Foundation will conduct a four-day training program on HIV/AIDS in Mexico City, Mexico prior to IAC 2008, the 17th International AIDS Conference. This biennial conference brings together HIV scientists, policy-makers and global stakeholders in HIV/AIDS. Fellowships that include air travel, lodging, per diem, and most meals are open to journalists who have covered HIV/AIDS and health for five or more years.
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2008 Knight Salzburg Innovation FellowshipPrint, Radio, TV, Fellowships and Awards, Specialized Reporting, Innovation Senior journalists and editors covering innovation are invited to apply for the 2008 Knight Salzburg Innovation Fellowship. Part of the Salzburg Media Initiative supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the fellowship is awarded to a full-time mid-career professional covering innovation for established print, broadcast, or web media.
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Guardian International Development Journalism CompetitionDo you have the ability to be a top-notch journalist? Could you write the sort of articles the Guardian would be happy to publish? Here is the chance for your work to be published alongside some of the best journalism in the UK.
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HIV/AIDS, Fellowships and AwardsAfrican journalists have the opportunity to enter the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in African HIV/AIDS Journalism.
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Media scholarships offeredSeaWeb, a global, non-profit organization, is offering travel scholarships for media to attend the world's preeminent summit on coral reef science and management. At this year's International Coral Reef Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from July 7 to 11, the media will have access to leading ocean experts from around the world and to press briefings on the latest scientific findings, as well as a field trip to see firsthand the threats to coral reefs.
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EICOS Fellowships 2008EICOS, the European Initiative for Communicators of Science, again invites journalists into its "Hands-on Laboratory" and to the "Extended Assignments". The programme is aimed at journalists with a wide range of backgrounds and interests who wish to gather first-hand experience of techniques of molecular biology, to discuss their wider implications for the society with researchers, to gain contacts for future stories, and to meet colleagues from different media and different countries.
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Invitation to media activities at COP13 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bali The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) www.iied.org and Panos www.panos.org will provide media activities and support to journalists before, during and after the UN climate change summit, COP13, in Bali, Indonesia, on 3-14 December 2007.
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Web2forDev 2007: Participatory Web for Development (Sept 25-27 2007)CTA (the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation) will support three journalists from Africa, the Caribbean or the Pacific (ACP countries) to attend the conference and lead its daily coverage. The selected journalists will be responsible for preparing a multimedia (text, images and voice) Daily Digest and to publish it via the conference blog.
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NASW/CASW Award for Young WritersYoung journalists worldwide who cover scientific issues can apply for the Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award offered by the US national association of science journalists. Last day to apply is June 30. The winner receives US$1,000 and expenses to attend the annual meeting of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) and the New Horizons briefing of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW).
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