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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 assists in the 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 are now closed for the 2021 Early Career Award. Applications for the 2022 Early Career Award will open later this year, subscribe for updates below. 

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

Early Career Award 2021 - Winner Announcement

Thank you to all of our applicants for the 2021 Early Career Award. We had many strong applications and we are delighted to announce the winner as Manuela Callari!

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