The NASW Peggy Girshman Idea Grants invites proposals from individuals and groups for aids that will help science writers in their professional lives and benefit the field of science writing. The awardees will be entitled to 15,000 USD to support projects and programmes. Interested scientists are urged to apply before the deadline.
Since 2010, the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) has funded projects totaling more than $562,000 to benefit science writers. Projects must be aligned with NASW’s mission, and should be accessible to U.S.-based science writers.
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.
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Grants up to $15,000 are available.
To be eligible for NASW Peggy Girshman Idea Grants, applicants are required to meet the following conditions:
- 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.
- NASW is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and are especially interested in projects led by and/or that serve underrepresented audiences and groups.
Successful past applications have demonstrated how funded work will be sustained beyond the award period. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about the program, review past awards, and read selected proposals from past projects. Before submitting a proposal, please also review the list of Do’s and Don’ts.
Submission Deadline: The application deadline for this offer is February 1.