Taylor-Blakeslee Graduate Fellowships 2024 (Up to $6,000 Prize) | APPLY NOW

Applications for Taylor-Blakeslee Graduate Fellowships 2024 are now Open. The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing invites aspiring science journalists and students with a passion for communicating complex topics to the public to apply for the prestigious Taylor/Blakeslee Graduate Fellowships.

Taylor-Blakeslee Graduate Fellowships

Individuals dedicated to advancing the discourse on science, medicine, health, technology, and the environment, are encouraged to apply, this includes Journalists with at least two years of mass media experience.

Taylor-Blakeslee Graduate Fellowships – Details

A donation from The Brinson Foundation, a Chicago-based charitable foundation committed to promoting scientific, public health, and educational initiatives, is used to fund the Taylor-Blakeslee Graduate Fellowships. Donations to CASW’s general fund, including as a gift from the American Tentative Society, which for three decades was a major player in advancing public knowledge of science and the scientific method, provide further funding.

The Taylor-Blakeslee Graduate Fellowships are awarded in memory of Alton Blakeslee, ATS’s longtime president and former science editor of Associated Press, and the late Rennie Taylor, an Associated Press science reporter whose estate contributed funding for the organization’s founding.


  • Fellows will receive up to $6,000 to navigate the challenging terrain of graduate-level science writing programs.
  • These funds are expressly designed to fulfill the requirements of the graduate program, providing a financial lifeline for tuition, fees, living expenses, equipment, and travel.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Academic Requirements: Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree, showcasing their potential to the CASW selection committee. Convincing the selection committee of their ability and intention to pursue a career in science writing for the general public is paramount.
  • Admission: Applicants must secure acceptance to at least one institution before the fellowship application deadline. The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW) ensures the status of applicants’ admission before the judging process begins.
  • Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents,
  • The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW) encourages individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in science and media professions to apply.

How to Apply

To apply online, applicants are required to complete the application form and upload the following documents:

For more information, visit the fellowship’s official website at  https://casw.org/awards-fellowships/taylor-blakeslee/

Application Timeline

Applications for 2024-25 Taylor-Blakeslee Graduate Fellowships, will be accepted from January 1 through March 18, 2024.

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