CSE Scholarships

Scholarship Donation

Help shape the future for an early career publishing professional!

What is the CSE Scholarship Program?
The CSE Scholarship Program has been developed to support publishing professionals by sponsoring their attendance to the CSE Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 5-8, 2018. By attending, you will have the opportunity to learn from industry leaders about emerging trends, topics and best practices, meet colleagues working in the same field, and have the possibility of joining a committee and contributing while getting to know the organization. We encourage early-career professionals to apply for the scholarship, especially those who have been in the industry for 0-5 years.

Each funded scholar will receive free full meeting registration to the Annual Meeting, excluding Short Courses and any additional offerings, and reimbursement for travel expenses (including hotel stay at the conference hotel and meals), up to $2,000.00. All applicants early in their career are welcome!

Decisions will be based on review of each application by the CSE Membership Committee. Applicants who thoroughly and clearly address all questions will be scored higher than those who do not. Clarity of expression and perceived enthusiasm will reflect positively on the candidate. Applicants with specific goals on how attending the CSE annual meeting will impact their professional growth will be scored higher than those with vague ideas.

For questions, please contact Merete Holtermann and Tammy Hanna, CSE Membership Committee Co-Chairs. The application deadline was September 29, 2017. Results will be announced in November. The call for 2019 scholarship applications will be sent out in September 2018.

2018 CSE Scholarship Recipients

Daralynn Pilkie
Assistant Managing Editor, Transplantation
Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Daralynn completed a BSc Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Alberta in 2015. In 2016, she joined Transplantation and its associated open access journal, Transplantation Direct, as an editorial assistant helping in all tasks from new submission to production. In January 2018, she was promoted to assistant managing editor. She also is currently working towards completing a Masters of Public Health at Lakehead University and an Editing Certificate from Simon Fraser University.

Karma Tenzin
Managing Editor, Bhutan Health Journal
Dr. Karma Tenzin completed his MBBS from Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo in Sri Lanka in 2008, and earned his MD in Medical Physiology from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2013. Currently, he is participating as a fellow with FAIMER at GSMC, Mumbai, India.

Dr. Tenzin joined the faculty of postgraduate medicine under Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan in January 2015. He serves as the Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, serves as faculty of Postgraduate Medicine, heads the Center for Research in Respiratory and Neurosciences, and is the Medical Education Coordinator. In 2015, he was selected as the Managing Editor for the country’s first and only journal, Bhutan Health Journal, and has worked to improve the quality of the journal by providing education and training for its editors.

Nikhil Thangiah
Assistant Manager, Editorial Operations, Crimson Interactive
Nikhil Thangiah is currently the Assistant Manager for Editor Operations at Crimson Interactive. He joined the organization 3.5 years ago as an Associate Research Editor after completing his Masters in Biotechnology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. Nikhil became a BELS-certified editor in 2017. He has a passion for music, interacting with people, and the exchange of knowledge between people. He has taken this passion for knowledge exchange and has conducted training programs for budding editors.

Previous CSE Scholarship Recipients


Heather DiAngelis, Andrew Mataya, Farah Qaiser


Rahul K. Arora, Sheryl Vaz, Julie Vo


Brittany White, Mariah Hanley, Rhea Williams


Silvia Elena Buntinx, Kimberly Rosenfield, Erin Russell


Elizabeth Gebhardt, Michelle Liew, Sarah Tipsin


Lohfa Bali Chirdan, Bhawan Singh Gharti Magar