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Diversity in Focus at Upcoming Science Writers Meeting

August 15th, 2014 All Day

The National Association of Science Writers (NASW) and Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW) host the conference. The meeting offers several networking and professional development opportunities, including various receptions, journalism and research presentations, tour and field trips.Registration for the meeting opens August 15, 2014.

What’s more, this year attendees can apply for an NASW Diversity Travel Fellowship. Sponsored by a generous NASW Idea Grant, these awards (five at $1,000 each) were created to encourage minorities in science journalism to attend the conference.

More details about the application and fellowship are here. The application includes 10 survey questions and asks for a resume or CV and a 500+ word essay asking applicants to describe the importance of diversity in science communication. Preview the entire application at this linkThe deadline to apply is Friday August 29 at 11:55 pm PST using this online application.