Journey and lodging grants introduced for science journalism convention ECSJ2022

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The European Conference of Science Journalism (ECSJ2022) has opened the decision for journey grants to attend the convention that can happen in Leiden 10-13 July 2022 (https://ecsj2022.eu) at the side of ESOF2022. 

The journey grants are funded by EurekAlert!, Elsevier and the European Federation for Science Journalism (EFSJ) because of a donation from three amongst its founding associations – the Swiss SASJ, the French AJSPI and the Italian SWIM – who organised the very profitable World Conference of Science Journalists WCSJ2019 in Lausanne via the Alpine Consortium. 

“We are planning a conference in person, with a total of around 250 to 300 participants, and we are very grateful to the European Federation and our other supporters, Eurekalert! and Elsevier for their generosity”, stated Krijn Soeteman, president of the Dutch affiliation of science journalists VWN, who additionally heads the organising committee of ECSJ2022. “We hope to have at least 25 travel grants that will be assigned to science journalists through a competitive call”. 

The theme of the convention is Investigating Science, and the primary keynote speaker introduced is Dutch scientist and professional of scientific integrity Elisabeth Bik, who has been exposing many circumstances of picture manipulation and fraud in scientific publications lately.

Science journalists who work in a European nation (together with all nations on the European continent) can apply for a grant of as much as 500 euro (for registration payment, journey and lodging) via the convention web site. The directions can be found within the Grant Application web page (https://ecsj2022.eu/grants/)  .

An worldwide judging panel will give precedence to various voices, and people in monetary want. Journalists who produce other sources of funding, akin to their employer’s journey budgets, are invited to pursue these first. 

Deadline for journey grant purposes is 15 May 2022, 23:59 CET. Panel evaluate is scheduled between 16 and 22 May, candidates are anticipated to be notified on 23 May 2022.

Anyone who would possibly take into account providing journey and lodging grants is warmly invited to contact us or verify the linked supporters define on the Partnerships web page (https://ecsj2022.eu/sponsors/). 

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NOTE FOR THE EDITORS

The Association for Science Journalism and Communication Netherlands (VWN), has organised many conferences on science journalism in The Netherlands and is host to the ECSJ2022 convention in Leiden. 

The European Federation for Science Journalism is a federation of European science journalism associations. The EFSJ has seven founding members. Their aim is to advertise top quality science journalism in Europe. They are co-organising the ECSJ2022 in Leiden.

The EuroScience Open Forum is the biennial pan-European assembly devoted to scientific analysis and innovation. During the discussion board, main scientists, younger researchers, enterprise individuals, policymakers, science communicators and most of the people focus on discoveries and debate the course that analysis is taking within the sciences, humanities and social sciences.


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