"Next Generation of Science Journalists" Award

 -- The application process will start in Spring 2018 --

Format: Journalist Award
Target Audience: Young Professionals
Submission Deadline: July 16, 2018
Prize Money: 500 Euro


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.


Five outstanding young candidates will be invited to participate in the World Health Summit (October 14-16, 2018), meet the world’s leading minds in the healthcare sector and increase their professional network. 2,000 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 World Health Summit 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

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, 2017. 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


All applications send in before Sunday, July 17, 2018, 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 2017

The Award is granted in cooperation with: