The National Association of Science Writers, Inc. invites applications for the NASW Peggy Girshman Idea Grant in the USA in 2023.
NASW was founded in 1934 with a mission to fight for the free flow of science news. It is an organization of ~ 2,700 professional journalists, authors, editors, producers, public information officers, and students. That is people who write and produce material intended to inform the public about science, health, engineering, and technology.
The Grants Committee encourages creative thinking, and so, as in past years, the guidelines for Idea Grant proposals are consciously broad. However, the committee prioritizes applications that propose novel projects, events, or resources that the NASW grants program has not supported in the past.
Worth of Award
NASW provides grants of up to $15,000 to support projects and programs that will help science writers in their professional lives and benefit the field of science writing.
- NASW is especially interested in projects led by and/or that serve underrepresented audiences and groups.
- In addition, any funded projects that solicit multiple voices, whether in the form of panels, events, writing compilations, etc. will be expected to showcase a broad diversity of voices from varied perspectives and backgrounds. This includes but is not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical ability, nationality, age, socioeconomic status, and belief.
- The best proposals will outline plans for diversity, equity, and inclusion in project development, execution, and outreach.
- Applicants need not be NASW members, and the committee welcomes proposals from all PIOs, journalists, freelance writers, and other interested parties.
- Applicants located outside of the United States may apply, but all proposals must demonstrate a clear benefit to U.S.-based science writers.
How to Apply
Apply online via the official website.
Deadline: Applications for the NASW Peggy Girshman Idea Grant are due on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern.