Science Journalism Student Award

Science Journalism Student Award

Submissions Open: Feb 17, 2020
Submissions Close: Jun 1, 2020

The Science Journalism Student Award enables students pursuing a science or medical journalism degree to attend the SfN annual meeting.

Recipients get complimentary meeting registration, four nights’ lodging, and $750 to help defray the expenses of attending the meeting. Additionally, 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.

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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
  • Letter of recommendation from an instructor or professor

Submit all materials in English to the application form:


This award is 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; or formal education in a scientific or medical field and can adequately demonstrate work in journalism or science communication.

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