Winners of Kavli Prize scholarships announced at AAAS in Austin, Texas
Five eminent science journalists from four continents have won the 2018 Kavli Prize scholarships. They were selected among 48 applicants from all over the world. The winners are: Angela Posadas Swafford -- Colombia, Ling Xing -- China, Iván Carillo -- México, Sibusiso Biyela -- South Africa and Simon Pleasant --Australia\Japan. The winners were announced at the AAAS meeting in Austin, Texas by Rosalind Reid from WFSJ. Marina Tofting, director of communications at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, congratulated the winners and wished them welcome to Oslo for the Kavli Prize week 1-6 September 2018.
Marina Tofting from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and Rosalind Reid representing the World Federation of Science Journalists at the press reception where the winners of the Kavli Prize scholarships for science journalists were announced. Photo: Anne-Marie Astad
The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) set up a competition for science journalists worldwide to apply for the Kavli Prize scholarships. The winners were selected by a jury and WFSJ board members, Wolfgang Goede (Germany/Columbia) and Federico Kukso (Argentina).
The scholarships are funded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the winners are selected by the World Federation for Science Journalists. This is the fourth time that the Kavli Prize scholarships for science journalists are awarded.
Kavli Prize annoncement
The winners of the 2018 Kavli Prize in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience will be announced May 31 14:00 UTC, 09:00 ET.
The announcement will also be broadcasted live on www.kavliprize.org.