Individual donations

Thank you for donating to WCSJ2017

The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing thanks the 133 individuals who generously donated to fund the WCSJ2017 David Perlman Travel Fellowships. Their gifts, ranging from $10 to $1,000, were matched by an anonymous donor to generate $40,000 to support conference travel and accommodations for overseas science writers.

Fellowships honor David Perlman

The travel fellowships created by these donations are named in honor of David Perlman, one of the most revered American science journalists, and surely the longest-serving. Perlman has been a long-time leader of the science writing profession, serving as President of the National Association of Science Writers in 1970-71 and CASW President from 1976 to 1980.

Perlman became science editor of the San Francisco Chronicle more than 60 years ago and retired shortly before WCSJ2017. He had started work there just before World War II (during which he served four years in Europe as an Army officer). Helping other science writers, especially those just starting out, is dear to him.

Dave Perlman April 17, 2009. Video: David Perlman shares advice for beginning science writers and reflections on the challenges of science journalism with Cris Russell. Recorded for CASW’s Guide to Careers in Science Writing.
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