Academies of sciences, engineering, medicine offer Eric and Wendy Schmidt awards

THE National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, in partnership with Schmidt Futures, are inviting applications for the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Awards for Excellence in Science Communications.

The goal of the new awards is to encourage high-quality science communication.

The awards also seek to build a diverse community of science journalists, research scientists and institutions who will help society meet the challenges and opportunities posed by climate change, future pandemics, human genome editing, and other issues that can only be understood and navigated with the help of effective science communication.

The awards will present prizes to science journalists and research scientists who have developed creative, original work that addresses issues and advances in science, engineering, and/or medicine for the general public.



    Submissions are accepted in eight subcategories: freelance journalists, early-career journalists, community journalists, independent communicators, organizational communicators, graduate student researchers, early-career researchers, and later-career researchers.

    Eight top prizes of US$40,000 will be awarded. Sixteen US$20,000 regular prizes will also be presented.

    Science journalists worldwide can enter a contest and compete for awards totaling US$640,000.

    The deadline for submission of applications is May 5, 2023. Interested applicants can apply here.

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