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Against the Odds: Indian Science and Science Journalism

In a HITS colloquium talk at the Studio Villa Bosch in Heidelberg, Indian science journalist T.V. Padma explains to what extent science is covered in India today and how journalist balance the various perspectives — from the curiosity and excitement of basic science to the pragmatism of applied science; from the research policy focus and priorities to the role of science and science communication of the country’s development narrative? Some of their problems are common to science journalists worldwide; others have a more specific context.

AAAS Kavli Awards open for nominations

Entries for the AAAS Kavli awards are now being accepted. The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2017. Entries must have been published, broadcast or posted online during the contest year: July 16, 2016 to July 15, 2017. Thanks to a doubling of the endowment by the Kavli Foundation, the Awards are now global. You can find more information or submit an entry on their website, where you will also find the competition rules.

Travel grants for 5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Travel grants are available to bring 15 journalists to the 5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum, which gathers award-winning mathematicians and computer scientists to meet a selected group of 200 young researchers. Grants of up to €3,000 will cover the travel costs as well as board and accommodation during the stay in Heidelberg. Applications are open until May 15.

Travel fellowships for WCSJ 2017

Travel fellowships are available for the WCSJ meeting in San Francisco this October. The grants will provide full or partial support to cover economy airfare, accommodation for the duration of the conference, and reasonable ground transport up to a maximum amount. Applications are open until March 15. You can find more information and fill out an application on the WCSJ Travel Fellowships page.

AAAS Kavli Awards open for nominations

Entries for the AAAS Kavli awards are now being accepted. The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2016. Entries must have been published, broadcast or posted online during the contest year: July 16, 2015 to July 15, 2016. Thanks to a doubling of the endowment by the Kavli Foundation, the Awards are now global. You can find more information or submit an entry on their website, where you will also find the competition rules.

Apply for MBL Science Journalism Fellowship

The MBL Logan Science Journalism Program in Woods Hole, Mass. is accepting applications for fellowships. The program, which runs May 25 – June 4, 2016, offers print, online, and broadcast journalists a chance to immerse themselves in hands-on biomedical or environmental research in one of the world’s most dynamic settings for scientific discovery. Room, board, course fees, and U.S. travel are covered for accepted fellows, and opportunities are available for extended fellowships in Woods Hole or Arctic Alaska. The application deadline is March 1, 2016.