Next Generation of Science Journalists Award

Deadline: 15 September 2013
Open to: science journalists with a maximum of 5 years’ experience
Prize: invitation to the World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany and 500 Euro for travel expenses


To analyze and communicate complex scientific topics is more than just a profession – it is an art. Medical science journalism is no exception. Accordingly, launching a career as science journalist proves to be an arduous endeavor.

To help recognize emerging medical science journalists, Germany’s most read medical journal Deutsches Ärzteblatt, the European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations (EUSJA), and the World Health Summit (WHS) will grant the “Next Generation of Science Journalists” Award for the second time.

The top selected five young professionals will be invited to participate in the WHS 2013 from 20-22 October 2013 in Berlin, Germany, and experience a unique international networking and learning opportunity. This provides a career head-start as the annual World Health Summit attracts some 1000 high-ranking participants from all health-related sectors – from Nobel Prize laureates to CEOs and future leaders. Additionally, each winner will receive 500 Euro to recompense travel expenses.


Submissions will be accepted from every country, however, English is required. Translations will be accepted if the original article is attached.

The applicants are to be at the beginning of their career as science journalists with a maximum of 5 years’ experience.


The submission deadline is September 15, 2013. Applicants should submit one article on the main topic of “Global Health”, which must have been published after January 1, 2012. The article must be informed by an appropriate scientific background.

The article may be published in any form: print, digital, acoustic or visual. Audio and video content is to be made available via web-link.

A short CV (one page), and a scan of a current passport must accompany the submission. Please send applications to:

An expert panel will rate all submissions. The decision will be communicated shortly after the deadline. Winning submissions will receive reimbursement for travel expenses (500 Euro each) at the World Health Summit. Please note however: transport and accommodation will need to be organized and paid for individually.

For more information, please see the official website HERE.

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