For the NASW Peggy Girshman Idea Grant 2023, applications are now being accepted. The National Association of Scientific Writers (NASW) is seeking funding ideas from individuals or organizations for initiatives and programs that will assist science writers in their careers and advance the field of science writing. Projects should be open to scientific writers based in the United States and must be in line with NASW’s objective.
The Grants Committee intentionally makes the requirements for Idea Grant submissions broad because it promotes innovative thinking. However, the committee gives priority to proposals that suggest innovative initiatives, occasions, or assets that the NASW awards program hasn’t before sponsored.
Grants of up to $15,000 are available.
Applicants need not be NASW members, and the committee welcomes proposals from all
PIOs, journalists, freelance writers, and other interested parties.
Applicants located outside of the United States may apply, but all proposals must
demonstrate a clear benefit to U.S.-based science writers.
NASW is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. They are especially
interested in projects led by and/or that serve underrepresented audiences and groups.
Successful past applications have demonstrated how funded work will be sustained beyond the award
period. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about the programme, review past awards, and read
selected proposals from past projects. Before submitting a proposal, also review the list of Do’s and
Submit your proposal by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.