Council for the Advancement of Science Writing



Regional travel fellowships available to support travel to ScienceWriters2018

The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, in partnership with the National Association of Science Writers, is pleased to announce that special Regional Travel Fellowships will be provided to enable colleagues from Latin America and the Caribbean to join us for ScienceWriters2018 in Washington, D.C., October 12-16. 

These travel awards, funded with support from private contributions from U.S. science writers and others to the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists in 2017, are intended to strengthen the connections made during WCSJ2017. It is our hope that some sessions at ScienceWriters2018 will focus on cross-border and regional issues in science writing and science topics of special concern across the Americas.

Preference for funding will be given to those applicants who are part of the program as either session organizers or speakers and to those applicants who are actively involved in supporting science journalism in Latin America.

Applications for the fellowships will open later this spring.

Versión en español

Abren convocatoria de becas de viaje para que periodistas regionales asistan a reunión en Estados Unidos

El Consejo para el Avance de la Escritura Científica (CASW), en asociación con la Asociación Nacional de Escritores Científicos (NASW), se complace en anunciar que se ofrecerán becas de viaje regionales especiales para permitir que colegas de América Latina y el Caribe se unan a nosotros en la reunión de ScienceWriters2018 que se llevará a cabo en Washington, DC, del 12 al 16 de octubre próximos.

Estas becas de viaje, financiadas con el apoyo de contribuciones privadas de periodistas y escritores científicos de los Estados Unidos y otros países a la Décima Conferencia Mundial de Periodistas Científicos en 2017(WCSJ2017), están destinadas a fortalecer las conexiones realizadas durante dicha reunión. Esperamos que algunas sesiones en ScienceWriters2018 se centren en problemas transfronterizos y regionales en temas de ciencia y redacción de temas científicos de especial preocupación en las Américas.

Se otorgará preferencia a personas que formen parte del programa, ya sea como organizadores de la sesión o conferencistas, y a aquellos que participan activamente en el apoyo del periodismo científico en América Latina.

Las aplicaciones para las becas se abrirán más adelante esta primavera. Para más detalles, visite

English version

New Horizons in Science 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018 to Monday, October 15, 2018

The 56th edition of the New Horizons in Science briefings will be presented in Washington, DC, as part of ScienceWriters2018. Organized in conjunction with the annual meeting and workshops program of the National Association of Science Writers, New Horizons is hosted by the George Washington University. With support from additional sponsors and hosts, GW will offer a menu of tours, field trips, exhibits and hospitality events.

Hosts & Sponsors: 

CASW is able to present New Horizons in Science free of charge, thanks to our host institution, the George Washington University. Taking full advantage of its unparalleled location in the heart of Washington, D.C., GW conducts research that both advances discovery and influences policy. Its faculty and students have developed one-of-a-kind research partnerships with the federal government as well as many of the world’s most influential scientific and technical organizations. As a result, GW’s federal research expenditures have grown more than 50 percent since 2009, and the university has significantly increased investment in its research enterprise. The culmination of this redoubled research focus is GW’s state-of-the-art, 500,000-square-foot Science & Engineering Hall, the largest academic building dedicated to these fields in the nation’s capital. The university is home to leading experts on subjects ranging from HIV/AIDS, cybersecurity and autism to robotics, nanotechnology and sustainable ecosystems. GW researchers are generating breakthroughs that will advance human health, expand our understanding of nature and create new technological innovations that will have an impact on millions of lives.  


New Horizons in Science at the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists

Thursday, October 26, 2017 to Monday, October 30, 2017

The 55th annual New Horizons in Science briefings were presented in San Francisco, California, as part of the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists. The WCSJ2017 program was an "international edition," with many science sessions proposed and organized by colleagues around the world. Co-hosts of this special presentation were the University of California, San Francisco and UC Berkeley.

Hosts & Sponsors: 

CASW was able to present the 55th annual New Horizons in Science briefings and co-organize WCSJ2017 through the generosity of many sponsors of the World Conference of Science Journalists. We extend special thanks to our host universities and the conference's Diamond Sponsor, Johnson & Johnson Innovation.

Host Universities






Diamond Sponsor

J&J Innovation




Additional WCSJ2017 Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

23andMe • AstraZeneca • Bayer Pharma AG • William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation • Exploratorium • Fundación Ealy Ortiz AC • The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust • Howard Hughes Medical Institute • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation • Sanofi

Bronze Sponsors 

10X Genomics • Rita Allen Foundation • AAAS/EurekAlert! • American Chemical Society • Annual Reviews • Burroughs Wellcome Fund • Copernicus/European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting • The Hastings Center • International Research Development Centre, Canada • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation • Research Councils UK • Rutter Foundation • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Contributors, Friends and Supporters of WCSJ2017

American Institute of Physics • The Brinson Foundation • Jennifer Jackson Cox • The Commonwealth Fund • eLife Sciences • F1000 • Grupo Insud • Institut de recherche pour le développement, France • Intellectual Ventures • Knight Science Journalism @ MIT • Johns Hopkins Medicine • Nature • Newswise • PLOS • Cristine Russell • Science Advances—The OA Journal from AAAS • San Francisco Chronicle • Taylor & Francis • University of California, Riverside • Waterloo Global Science Initiative • Wiley • Ron Winslow


Diverse program of science and journalism sessions planned for WCSJ2017

May 1, 2017 — CASW and its partners in organizing the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists today unveiled a comprehensive program of conference sessions focusing on professional development, leading-edge research and issues in science and journalism for the five-day meeting to be held this October. Registration and access to the full preliminary program, which features renowned plenary speakers, is now open.

The 2017 edition of WCSJ, the biennial meeting of international science journalists, will be held October 26 to 30 in San Francisco, California, a global hub of science and technology innovation. This year marks the first time the conference will be held in the United States. The program and registration information can be accessed at “We are thrilled to invite science writers from around the world to participate in this exciting global meeting,” said WCSJ2017 Organizing Committee Co-Chairs Cristine Russell and Ron Winslow. “American science writers will have a unique opportunity to network with colleagues from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and the Middle East.” Russell is a board member and immediate past president of CASW. For more information and to register, visit the conference website.


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