Attend the Kavli Prize in Oslo (1-6 September 2018). Apply for a scholarship.


We are pleased to announce five (5) new scholarships for science journalists to attend the Kavli Prize week in Oslo, Norway (1-6 September 2018).

To select the winners of the scholarships the WFSJ will arrange a competition that will be open to science journalists from all over the world. The application deadline is Monday 15 January 2018. The jury, a sub-committee of the WFSJ-Board, will select the winners based on submitted work.

The President of the World Federation of Science Journalists will announce the winners of the scholarships at a press conference at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas (15-19 February 2018).


TARGET GROUP

The competition will be open to science journalists from all over the world.


ENTRY GUIDELINES

The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) oversees the competition and is solely responsible for the selection of the winning journalists.

The jury, a sub-committee of the WFSJ-Board, will select the five journalists based on submitted work.


INFORMATION TO SUBMIT

All candidates are asked to submit:

  • Three (3) recent articles or audio or video productions on astrophysics, nanoscience or neuroscience in the language of origin
  • A one-page essay in English (max. 700 words) describing why you should be selected and what you will do if you win the competition.
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English
  • Your full coordinates (full name, address, email and phone number)
  • Identification pages of your passport.

PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENTS

The WFSJ will manage the travel arrangements of the participants. The conference registration fees will be waived for these journalists.

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters will cover accommodation for the journalists and provide necessary support documents for their visa application if applicable.

If any of the journalists want to attend Kavli Prize Events outside Oslo, the scholarship should cover the travel costs, while the Academy will cover accommodation.


APPLICATIONS

The deadline to apply is 15 JANUARY 2018. To apply, you should send an email to info@wfsj.org. The title of the email message should include in the subject line – Kavli Prize Competition 2018/WFSJ.

The President of the World Federation of Science Journalists will announce the winners at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas (15-18 February 2018).


THE KAVLI PRIZE JURY MEMBERS

The Kavli Prize jury is a sub-committee of the WFSJ’s Executive Board. The members will select the winners based on submitted work.

Wolfgang Goede is a senior science journalist from Germany with more than 30 years of experience as an editor for the leading popular science magazine P.M., as well as with international editions and outlets. He has written about a wide array of scientific topics.

Wolfgang is a co-founder of the World Federation of Science Journalists and has attended all the World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) as a speaker, an organizer or as a session contributor. At the WCSJ2017 in San Francisco, he moderated the panel on ‘A Delicate Balance: Immunity in Health, Disease and Medicine.

Mr. Goede is also a long-time board member of the German Association of Science Writers TELI and a member of the International Science Writers Association (ISWA). He was TELI’s delegate to the European Union of Science Journalists’ Association (EUSJA) before being elected EUSJA’s Honorary Secretary (2012). He organized at ESOF 2014 in Copenhagen a science debate on nanotechnology, which resulted in the Copenhagen Declaration that had an impact on EU policy.


Federico Kukso is an independent Argentinian science journalist with more than 18 years of experience writing about science, culture, and technology. He currently writes for science magazines such as Scientific American, Muy Interesante Argentina, Quo México, Le Monde Diplomatique, Tech Review (México), Agencia Sinc (Spain), La Nación newspaper (Argentina) and Undark (MIT).

In the past, Federico oversaw the science section of several Argentinian newspapers, and also produced science TV shows for Discovery Channel, Tecnópolis TV and NatGeo Latin America. Federico is the author of two books: “All You Need to Know about Science” and “The Bathrooms Weren’t Always Like This”. Currently, he is working on a book about the cultural history of smells.

In 2015, Mr.Kusko was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow. The fellowship allowed him to specialize in the History of science and STS (Science and Technology Studies) at MIT and Harvard University. At WCSJ2017 he was a session speaker at two sessions and an organizer of the session on ‘Land of The Giants: South American Dinosaurs and Antarctic Secrets.’

Mr. Kusko is a member of the Argentinian Network of Science Journalism and was recently elected WFSJ Executive Board member. In 2014, he was the winner of a Kavli Prize Scholarship.


MORE INFORMATION

If you need more information contact us via info@wfsj.org or visit the Kavli Prize website. We also invite you to take a look at 2016 Kavli Prize scholarship on our website here with the profiles of the five previous winners.


ABOUT THE KAVLI PRIZE 

The Kavli Prize has been awarded every two years since 2008 in astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience. The prize consists of 1 million US dollars in each field. In addition, the laureates receive a gold medal. The King of Norway usually presents the Kavli Prize to the laureates.

The winners of the scholarships will get the opportunity to interview the laureates and have access to all the events, including the award ceremony and the banquet.

The President of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Ole M. Sejersted, will host a dinner in Oslo in honor of the winners of the scholarships where they will meet Norwegian science journalists as well as journalists from other countries attending the Kavli Prize week.


KAVLI PRIZE SCHOLARSHIPS PARTNERS

The Kavli Prize Scholarships is a partnership between The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, The Kavli Foundation and the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, and produced by the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ).