“Next Generation of Science Journalists” Award 2016

“Next Generation of Science Journalists” Award 2016

Deadline: July 14, 2016

The World Health Summit (WHS), in partnership with Deutsches Ärzteblatt, the European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, is seeking articles about global health for the Next Generation of Science Journalists Award. The award aims to support the recognition of emerging young medical science journalists and their contribution towards public understanding of science.

Five outstanding young candidates will be invited to participate in the World Health Summit (October 9-11, 2016), meet the world’s leading minds in the healthcare sector and increase their professional network. More than 1,500 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.


  • 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 WHS website, plugs in social media, a mention in the WHS newsletter;
  • Support on interview requests and investigations concerning our topics and speakers;
  • A certificate, presented by the WHS Presidents.


  • Applicants should be at the beginning of their journalistic career with a maximum of 5 years’ experience;
  • Submissions will be accepted from all countries.

Application Process

  • Submission of one article with a focus on the general topic of “Health”, which must have been published after January 1, 2015. 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.
  • Content should be in English. Translations will be accepted if the original article is attached.
  • A short CV (one page), and a copy of a current passport must accompany the submission. Contact and application: [email protected]

For more information, visit “Next Generation of Science Journalists” Award 2016.