Deadline to Apply: the next deadline will be announced in 2021

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Bricker Award request for applications has been postponed. We will resume the award application process in Spring 2021.

Award Announcement: TBD 2021

Submit Applications to:

Applications should include the following items:

  1. Resume
  2. Biographical sketch of no more than 350 words
  3. One or up to three written non-technical pieces based on technical works
  4. Supporting evidence of a career dedicated to excellence in scientific writing in medicine (within other materials or as a separate statement).

Submitted pieces should be non-technical communications of complicated scientific biomedical or medical information, written to educate broad audiences. Submissions may include newspaper articles, news releases, magazine articles, newsletter articles, online articles or other works. Books, technical works, speeches, and visual communications are not eligible.

Selection Criteria 

Entries will be judged on the basis of:

  • Ingenuity of storytelling
  • Ability to engage a broad audience
  • Accuracy & clarity of science
  • Insightfulness
  • Depth of understanding
  • Impact or potential impact of the science and the written work

The applicant’s dedication to advancing science and medicine through scientific writing will also be taken into consideration.

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