CSE Scholarships

2021 CSE Scholarship Program

Scholarship Donation

Help shape the future for an early career publishing professional!

New Benefits for a Virtual Age

The Council of Science Editors (CSE) is a dynamic community of editorial professionals dedicated to the responsible and effective communication of science. Its mission is to serve editorial professionals in the sciences by creating a supportive network for career development, providing educational opportunities, and developing resources for identifying and implementing high-quality editorial practices.

The CSE Scholarship Program has been developed to support publishing professionals by sponsoring their attendance to the CSE Annual Meeting. In a typical year, up to three recipients would be awarded complimentary registration and travel reimbursement, up to $2,000. However, with 2021 still being so uncertain, the Annual Meeting will once again be going virtual. To reflect this change, the 2021 scholarship program will also be updated. This year, the scholarship program will award a flexible number of deserving recipients with the following:

  • Complimentary registration to the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting (tentatively May 3-4, 2021)
  • Complimentary Worldwide Membership for 2021
  • Complimentary registration to participate in any one 2021 Virtual Short Course
  • A mentor paired through the CSE Mentorship Program

Early career professionals are encouraged to apply, especially those who have been in the industry 0-5 years. Membership in CSE is not required to apply for the scholarship. Those who are selected will be encouraged to join and participate in a CSE Committee and/or contribute an article for Science Editor.

Decisions will be based on review of each candidate by the CSE Membership Committee. Applicants who thoroughly and clearly address all questions will be scored higher than those who do not. Clarity of ideas 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.

The applications has passed. Applicants will be notified of decisions in late-January. 

Best of luck to all scholarship applicants! Should you have any questions, please reach out to CSE at [email protected]. Decisions will be announced in mid-January.

The CSE Scholarship Program was developed to support editors and publishing professionals by sponsoring their attendance at the CSE annual meeting. The scholarship program will be open again in the fall of 2020.

Previous CSE Scholarship Recipients


Amy King, Rosanna Vail, Annie Yueh


Christine Melchione, Anip Joshi, Kayla R. Zehr


Daralynn Pilkie, Karma Tenzin and Nikhil Thangiah


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