Science Journalism Student Award

Deadline: 16 September 2016
Open to: both undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in or have recently completed (within the past calendar year) formal education in science or medical journalism
Fellowship: recipients get complimentary meeting registration; four nights lodging; USD 750 to help defray the expenses of attending the meeting

Description

The Science Journalism Student Award enables students pursuing a science or medical journalism degree to attend the SfN annual meeting. Two awards are granted each year. Recipients are assigned a mentor who is an experienced professional journalist covering the annual meeting. SfN makes every effort to pair awardees with a mentor based on mutual interests in print or broadcast journalism. SfN media staff are also available to advise award recipients how to navigate and report on the meeting.

Eligibility

  • Open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in or have recently completed (within the past calendar year) formal education in science or medical journalism;
  • Formal education in general journalism and can adequately demonstrate the intent to primarily cover science or medicine;
  • Formal education in a scientific or medical field and can adequately demonstrate the intent to primarily cover science or medicine.

Fellowship

  • Recipients get complimentary meeting registration;
  • Four nights lodging;
  • USD 750 to help defray the expenses of attending the meeting.

How to apply?

The following materials are required:

  • Cover letter describing applicant’s career goals and how attending the meeting will help achieve them;
  • Resume or CV;
  • Two published clips (if available);
  • Letter of recommendation from an instructor or professor.

Submit all materials in English to: [email protected].

For more information please visit the official web page.

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