The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) makes available another edition of this scholarship hereby, inviting applications for the $3,000 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting in 2020
CASW, Council for the Advancement of Science Writing established the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting in 2000. The establishment gives prize annually to honour a writer for body of work which has been published or broadcast within the last five (5) years. This, which, for reasons of uncommon clarity, accuracy, breadth of coverage, enterprise, originality, insight and narrative power, has made a profound and lasting contribution to public awareness and understanding of critical advances in medical science and their impact on human health and well-being.
Worth of Award The honoree of this available scholarship 2020, receives an award of $3,000 and a certificate. The prize is presented at a joint awards ceremony which is held in conjunction with ScienceWriters. Awardee travel expenses to the award ceremony are covered.
Apoorva Mandavilli, Spectrum- 2019 Laura Beil, freelance medical writer- 2018 Sharon Begley, STAT- 2017 Liz Szabo, USA Today and Kaiser Health News- 2016 Mark Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel- 2015 Elisabeth Rosenthal, The New York Times-2014 John Fauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and Joanne Silberner, radio journalist- 2013 Jon Cohen, Science- 2012 Ron Winslow, The Wall Street Journal- 2011 Marilynn Marchione, The Associated Press- 2010 Denise Grady, The New York Times- 2009 Joe Palca, National Public Radio- 2008 Geeta Anand, staff writer, The Wall Street Journal- 2007 Jerome Groopman, staff writer, The New Yorker- 2006 Rick Weiss, reporter, The Washington Post- 2005 Michelle Trudeau, reporter, National Public Radio- 2004 Shannon Brownlee, freelance reporter- 2003 Daniel Q. Haney, medical editor, The Associated Press- 2002 Jon Palfreman, freelance documentary filmmaker- 2001 Laurie Garrett, reporter, Newsday, and Lawrence K. Altman, reporter, The New York Times- 2000
Am I eligible to apply? Yes, you are if you meet the following requirement.
The following persons are eligible to apply before the deadline; Editors, colleagues, scientists, and others familiar with the candidate’s body of work may proffer nominations. Individuals may nominate themselves, but are encouraged to submit at least one letter of support from a knowledgeable colleague. Nominators of candidates for the 2020 prize may submit up to five examples of the candidate’s journalistic endeavours, all published or aired since January 2015. Books are not eligible.
The scholarship is available till June 30, 2020. For more info click here
How to Apply Nominators and candidates may submit materials here during the submission window beginning January 1. Letters of support may be uploaded either as part of the nomination package or via a separate submission form provided for recommenders
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