The Wistar Institute Science Journalism Award aims to honor annually the most insightful and enterprising reporting on the basic biomedical sciences in print or broadcast journalism during the award year.
The award-winning work may be direct reporting on a significant research advance, an exploration of the fundamental science underlying a major news story, the identification of an emerging trend in scientific thinking, or a thoughtful investigation of the research process.
A certificate and cash prize of $5,000 will be presented to the winner.
Award Application Eligibility Criteria:
Up to five stories from an individual journalist or team of journalists may be submitted as an entry.
These may be selections from a series or a collection of stories representative of the entrant’s coverage of the basic biomedical sciences.
Books are not eligible.
The work must have been published or broadcast in English in the United States between January 1 and December 31.
Please provide seven copies of each entry.
The deadline for submission is February 29 each year.
Submit entries to:
Wistar Institute Science Journalism Award, c/o Abbey J. Porter, The Wistar Institute, 3601 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4268.
For more information, contact:
Abbey J. Porter, 215-898-3943,
E-mail: aporter [at] wistar.org
For further details, and application materials, contact: Wistar Institute Science Journalism Award