-- Applications cannot be accepted anymore as the deadline was July 16, 2017 --

"Next Generation of Science Journalists" Award 2017

Format: Journalist Award
Target Audience: Young Professionals
Submission Deadline: July 16, 2017
Prize Money: 500 Euro

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To support the recognition of emerging young medical science journalists and their contribution towards public understanding of science, we present the “Next Generation of Science Journalists” Award.

Benefits

Five outstanding young candidates will be invited to participate in the World Health Summit (October 15-17, 2017), meet the world’s leading minds in the healthcare sector and increase their professional network. More than 1,600 participants from all health-related areas will be present at the Summit – from Nobel Prize laureates and Ministers to CEOs, internationally leading researchers and future leaders.

We are therefore offering:

  • a unique international networking and learning opportunity, for a genuine career head-start.
  • prize money of 500 Euro to recompense travel expenses.
  • recognition on the WHS website, plugs in social media, a mention in the newsletter
  • support on interview requests and investigations concerning our topics and speakers.
  • a certificate, presented by the World Health Summit Presidents.

Winners 2017

NameTopicPublication
Sabitri DhakalEarly leprosy diagnosis prevents deformityThe Himalayan Times
Elizabeth MerabThe agony of living with a failed organThe East African
Shayla LoveMy grandparents survived the Cultural Revolution - have I inherited their traumaMosaic
Keren LandmanMaking primary care trans-friendlyThe Atlantic
Jakob SimmankThe germ of misery / Der Keim des ElendsFrankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Terms of Application

  • Submission of one article with a focus on the general topic of “Health”, which must have been published after January 1, 2016. The article must be informed by an appropriate scientific background.
  • The article may be published in any form: print, digital, audible or visual. Audio and video content should be submitted via a corresponding web-link.
  • Submissions will be accepted from all countries; however the content should be in English. Translations will be accepted if the original article is attached.
  • Applicants should be at the beginning of their journalistic career with a maximum of 5 years of experience.
  • A short CV (one page), and a copy of a current passport must accompany the submission.
  • Contact: science-journalist-award(at)worldhealthsummit.org

Timing

All applications send in before Sunday, July 16, 2017, will be considered by an expert panel representing the institutions granting the award. Winning candidates will be informed by mid August. Please note that winners will be responsible for organizing their own transport and accommodation.

Impressions from the Award Ceremony 2016

The Award is granted in cooperation with: