Congratulations to the journalists 44 who were selected for scholarships to the WCSJ2013 in June in Helsinki!
In April the organising committee of the 8th World Conference of Science Journalists invited applications from working journalists (staff or freelance from print, broadcast, online) from developing and transition countries for travel scholarships to the conference.
More than 120 applications arrived before the deadline, and now the selections have been made. The vast majority of applicants were very good and worthy a scholarship, but only a limited number could be selected and consequently the selection process took longer than was planned.
Four (4) additional places were added at a very late stage of the selection process as the financial situation allowed this.
The 44 lucky are (in alphabetical order by family name):
The travel scholarships will cover travel, accommodation and full registration for the conference, complete with workshops on Monday 24 June,replica watches and post-conference excursions to sites of scientific interest on Friday 28 June 2013.
The secretariat is happy to answer to any questions regarding the scholarships.
List of the delegates who attended WCSJ2013 has been published.