The president of the Association of British Science Writers, Martin Ince, just wrote a piece on The Guardian inviting science journalists with an investigative project in mind to bid for one of the fellowships offered by ABSW:

The ABSW is now asking for bids for its first Investigative Science Journalism Fellowship, and you have till May 31 to apply. We want great ideas that involve investigating important but unknown stories from any area of science.

Our aim is to seed-fund a small number of promising proposals, and to fully fund the best one to emerge from the pack. The winner will get enough money to work for three months on their idea, in a single block or part-time, plus some expenses (but no overseas travel or new computers). If applicants are in a staff job, the editor will have to be enthusiastic about running the story.

This project will complement one set up by SciDev.Net, the development-oriented web service for science and technology. Its scheme builds on long-standing training and mentoring work with journalists in the Global South, and its first investigative fellow is now at work on a project whose results will be made public later this year. This award includes training as well as money (up to £4,000), and entries were received from 25 countries.

Full article here

The deadline for submitting a bid is Midnight Sunday 31 May 2015

All enquiries should be directed to:

Further details are available on the ABSW website.