NASW Idea Grants

National Association of Science Writers

Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $50,000

Anticipated deadline: Dec 15, 2018

Applicant type: Individuals Organizations

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

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Since its inception in 2010, more than $400,000 has been awarded in the Idea Grants program

The National Association of Science Writers invites proposals from individuals or groups to apply for grants ranging from $1,000 to $50,000 for projects and programs that are designed to help science writers in their professional lives and/or to benefit the field of science writing. Proposals can serve non-members as well as members. We encourage creative thinking, thus the guidelines for these proposals are consciously broad.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The project must be in keeping with the mission of NASW.
  • The project, if applicable, should be accessible to all science writers and open to members and non-members.
  • The project should not be for individual works, e.g. underwriting a single investigative piece or book, but it could, for instance, underwrite a study of the state of science writing in the U.S. or beyond.
  • Awards are intended to fund only direct project costs.


  • Idea Grants may not be used to fund costs already incurred.

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