CSE Scholarships

2019 CSE Scholarship Program

Now Accepting Applications

Scholarship Donation

Help shape the future for an early career publishing professional!

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. Up to three scholarships are being offered to attend the CSE Annual Meeting in Columbus, Ohio, May 4-7, 2019. 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.

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.

The application deadline has passed for 2019. Decisions will be announced in late-November.

The application must be completed on the website in English. Do not fax or mail the application form.

Best of luck to all scholarship applicants, and we look forward to seeing you May 2019 in Columbus! If you have any questions, please contact  Merete Holtermann and Tammy Hanna, CSE Membership Committee Co-Chairs. All applications will be reviewed and voted on by the CSE Membership Committee, with decisions being made by November.

2019 CSE Scholarship Recipients Announced

This year, the CSE Membership Committee received 46 submissions for three scholarships to attend the annual meeting, covering up to $2,000 in travel expenses. The quality of these submissions was the highest ever, making this a very difficult decision for the committee. After careful review, the committee narrowed its search down to three deserving individuals, all of whom are excited and passionate about increasing their knowledge and expertise in the scientific editing field. Congratulations to Christine Melchione, Anip Joshi, and Kayla Zehr, the 2019 Council of Science Editors scholarship recipients!

Christine Melchione, Publications Coordination, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Christine graduated from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA with a Bachelor of Science degree in English and Business Administration. After graduation she joined the International Baccalaureate (IB) as an Editorial Assistant. She worked at the IB for four years developing educational materials for students and teachers. In 2016 Christine joined the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) as a member of the Meeting Publications department. She later transitioned to the Journals team as the Publications Coordinator. In this position Christine serves as the primary point of contact for authors of select ASCO journal articles and manages the rapid review program for Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Anip Joshi, PhD, Chief Consultant Surgeon & Assistant Professor of Surgery, Western Regional Hospital, Nepal
Dr. Anip Joshi completed his MBBS from the Institute of Medicine in 2007. He worked as a Research Fellow for the University of Oxford project at Patan Hospital. He has received Basic and Advanced research trainings from Nepal Health Research Council and Writer’s course from the World Journal of Surgery.

He completed his Surgery post graduation from National Academy of Medical Sciences in 2014 and worked as Assistant Professor. He was appointed Chief Consultant Surgeon by the Ministry of Health in Western Regional Hospital.

He has contributed as editor for PMJN & JSSN, published editorials and peer reviewed for national journals.He is conducting an international collaborative study to improve surgical education in low/middle income countries. He aims for international standard research publications and state-of-the-art scientific editing and publishing in Nepal.

Kayla R. Zehr, PhD, Scientific Editor, American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)
Dr. Zehr earned her doctorate in biomedical sciences from the University of New Mexico, where she published cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology research. Currently, she publishes continuing education in ASRT’s peer-reviewed journals.

Previous CSE Scholarship Recipients


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