How To Apply

Applications should include the following items:


  1. Resume
  2. Biographical sketch of no more than 350 words
  3. One or up to three written non-technical pieces based on technical works
  4. Supporting evidence of a career dedicated to excellence in scientific writing in medicine


Submitted pieces should be non-technical communications of complicated scientific biomedical or medical information, written to educate broad audiences. Submissions may include newspaper articles, news releases, magazine articles, newsletter articles, online articles or other works. Books, technical works, speeches, and visual communications are not eligible.


Selection Criteria


Entries will be judged on the basis of:


  • Ingenuity of storytelling
  • Ability to engage a broad audience
  • Accuracy & clarity of science
  • Insightfulness
  • Depth of understanding
  • Impact or potential impact of the science and the written work


The applicant’s dedication to advancing science and medicine through scientific writing will also be taken into consideration.


Deadline to Apply

June 1, 2018


Award Announcement

August 1, 2018