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AMWA Early Career Award

AMWA supports the professional development of writers and editors who develop health and medical content for the mainstream press, consumers and health professionals.

To help aspiring writers enter the field of medical writing, AMWA facilitates an annual Early Career Award.

About the Early Career Award

The AMWA Early Career Award aims to assist members transition from tertiary education or other employment to a career in medical writing. AMWA members with fewer than two years’ experience in medical writing are encouraged to apply. 

Applicants for the AMWA Early Career Award will be assessed on a piece of writing of approximately 1000 words.

Submissions should focus on a topic that is strongly related to medicine and/or health.

Applicants must be current members of AMWA and the sole author of the work they submit (previously published pieces may be submitted).

Benefits of the Early Career Award

Application process

Applicants should include a short personal biography, i.e. no more than 400 words, detailing:

Judging criteria include:

Applications for the 2022 Early Career Award are now open and will close on 31 March, 2022.

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Previous winning submissions:

2021 Early Career Award Winner – Manuela Callari
2020 Early Career Award Winner – Georgina Taylor 

2019 Early Career Award Winner – Natalie Parletta

2018 Early Career Award Winner – Nidhi Sodhi

AMWA Conference 2021: Challenging Communication

Join us for the 38th Annual Conference of the Australasian Medical Writers' Association on Saturday December 4, 2021

Registration now open!

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