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Jan 21

The Erice science journalism school is offering 35 fellowships for the 2016 course

The Erice International School of Science Journalism based in Erice, Sicily (Italy) announces 30 fellowships for applicants from European countries (covering travel, accomodation and fee) and 5 fellowships for applicants from non-European countries (covering accomodation and fee, but not travel) to attend the 2016 edition (June 25th – 30th, 2016) focused on “The Fundamental Science: from …

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Sep 24

Science journalists as “backup peer-reviewers” of science? Dessibourg’s analysis on “Le Temps”

Olivier Dessibourg analyses on “Le Temps”  four cases (three very recent and one in 2014) that gave science journalists a “new role”: to do an in-depth post-publication “peer-review” in situations in which the “official” peer-reviewers didn’t completely fulfill their role. Pour faire connaître leurs dernières découvertes, certains chercheurs n’hésitent pas à court-circuiter le système de révision par …

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Sep 03

The website of the WFSJ has a new look!

The World Federation of Science Journalists has just revamped its website, which provides a lot of interesting information about science journalism and communication, and plenty of useful materials for improving the quality of science journalism worldwide.

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Jul 02

Grants for young science journalists and communicators to attend the Forum 100xciencia

The Organization of the 100XCIENCIA forum announces a limited number of travel and accommodation grants for students of journalism and young journalists/communicators of science to attend the meeting 100xCIENCIA: Communicating Frontier Science, that wil take place in La Palma (Spain) on October 7-8, 2015. The deadline for applications is July 19th 2015.   The grants will …

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May 29

The AAAS-Kavli award now open to science journalists from all over the world

he first time in its 70-year history, the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards program will this year accept entries from reporters working worldwide. Endowed by The Kavli Foundation in 2009, this year’s doubling of the program endowment will further allow AAAS to bestow 16 instead of eight prizes annually. The value of top (Gold) awards …

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Feb 13

ESO’s call is out for the 2015 award and grant for best journalism on cancer

The European School of Oncology (ESO) has just sent out the call for nominations for its 2015 edition of the Best Cancer Reporter Award which honours excellence in cancer journalism and for the grant that wil enable a journalist to complete a reporting project related to cancer. The 2015 Best Cancer Reporter Award winner will receive …

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Jan 16

Fellowships available for “The Science of Light” in Erice (Italy)

  The Erice International School of Science Journalism and Communication – supported by the professional association of Science Writers in Italy – is inviting applications for 35 fellowships to attend the 2015 Course on “The Science of Light”. The course will take place from May 8th to May 13th, 2015 at the Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific …

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Nov 20

Get ready to apply for a (richer) Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at the MIT

Those who only react under “deadline panic” can come back in a couple of months, but all others might be interested in reading what’s new in the very prestigious Knight Science Journalism Program at the MIT, since… «[…] it’s not too early to think about applying for a 9-month fellowship at Knight Science Journalism at MIT in the 2015-16 academic …

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Oct 14

A fellowship for science journalists covering geosciences

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) has just opened a call for applications for Science Journalism Fellowships for journalists to report on ongoing research in the geosciences. Successful applicants will receive up to €5k to cover expenses related to their projects, including following scientists on location. The full announcement is available on the website of EGU.

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Jul 30

Why we think that Europe needs a Chief Scientific Advisor – Open letter to Jean-Claude Juncker, President-elect of the European Commission

Why we think that Europe needs a Chief Scientific Advisor Open letter to Jean-Claude Juncker, President-elect of the European Commission   Dear Mr Juncker, We are writing in support of the recently created position of Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA) to the President of the European Commission. This post was inaugurated by Mr Barroso, who in 2012 …

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