Point Loma Nazarene University accepts applications for Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship

Point Loma Nazarene University is now accepting applications for its Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship, a unique learning opportunity for a journalist who has worked to attain a level of excellence in his or her field and hopes to further integrity in the sciences and arts. The selected journalist will attend the 26th annual Kyoto Prize presentation ceremony and will interact with the latest Kyoto Prize laureates in Kyoto, Japan, November 7-14, 2010.

“This fellowship provides an outstanding global educational experience by introducing journalists to the unique achievements of those who receive the Kyoto Prize”

The application deadline is September 10, 2010.

The fellowship is available to working journalists or freelance writers based in the U.S. who hope to broaden and deepen their knowledge and understanding in the key fields of technology, science, and the arts, through contact with the 2010 Kyoto Prize laureates. They are:

● In "Advanced Technology" - Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, 47, a medical scientist, senior investigator at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease in San Francisco; professor at Kyoto University; and director of CiRA, Kyoto University's Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, will receive the award for his pioneering work in developing a technology to generate pluripotent stem cells that does not require the use of human embryos.

● In "Basic Sciences" - Dr. László Lovász, 62, a citizen of both Hungary and the United States, will receive the award for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of both the academic and technological possibilities of the mathematical sciences. Considered to be one of the world's preeminent contemporary mathematicians, he has provided a link among numerous branches of mathematics through his advanced research on discrete structures and algorithms.

● In "Arts and Philosophy" - Mr. William Kentridge, 55, an artist from Johannesburg, South Africa, will receive the award for his originality as a visual artist whose wide-ranging activities encompass animation, stage direction and writing. Though his works deal with the history and social circumstances of a specific geographic area, they have acquired universality in the fact that, through his deep insight and profound reflection on the nature of human existence, they afford opportunities to consider the fundamental issues that could face any individual in the world.

"This fellowship provides an outstanding global educational experience by introducing journalists to the unique achievements of those who receive the Kyoto Prize," said Dr. Bob Brower, president, Point Loma Nazarene University. "Recipients will have the privilege to meet and learn from individuals who have literally changed the course of history in key fields of technology, science and the arts."

The fellowship covers transportation, accommodations, and per-diem expenses. 


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