Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for a young science journalist

The award is intended to encourage young science writers by recognizing outstanding reporting and writing in any field of science. The 2022 winner will receive $1,000.

The award is given in memory of Ev Clark, a veteran journalist at Business Week, The New York Times and Newsweek, and Seth Payne, his long-time friend and colleague at Business Week and a founder of the award. It is designed to carry on the work of both men, who offered friendship and advice to generations of young journalists. We welcome donations to the Evert Clark Fund.

Submissions are judged by a panel of science writers and scientists selected by CASW and the award is presented at the annual ScienceWriters meeting along with other awards given by CASW and the National Association of Science Writers.

Opportunity offered by:

Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing is committed to improving the quality and quantity of science news reaching the public. Directed and advised by distinguished journalists and scientists,…
Opportunity type


Location(s) where available

All locations

Areas of focus

Mental Health

Applications accepted starting:
January 1, 2023
Application deadline:
June 30, 2023
This is a recurring opportunity