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Call for Entries: Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship, Sponsored by Point Loma Nazarene University

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Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) is now accepting applications for its 2015 Kyoto Prize Fall Journalism Fellowship, a program that provides an exceptional learning opportunity for journalists seeking to further their knowledge and depth of reporting in technology, science and the arts. The selected journalist will travel to Kyoto, Japan, to attend the 31st annual Kyoto Prize awards ceremony, lectures and workshops, November 9-12, 2015.

Applications, available online, are due September 10, 2015.

Japan’s non-profit Inamori Foundation presents the annual Kyoto Prize to individuals and groups worldwide who have made outstanding contributions to humankind’s scientific, cultural and spiritual development. Each laureate receives a diploma, a 20-karat-gold Kyoto Prize medal, and prize money of 50 million yen (about US$410,000) per category. The 2015 Kyoto Prize Laureates are:

Advanced Technology
Chemist Toyoki Kunitake (Japan), a pioneer in the materials sciences, is best known for his discovery of synthetic bilayer membranes, and as the creator of a new field of chemistry based on molecular self-assembly — see Profile and Achievement details.

Basic Sciences
Astrophysicist Michel Mayor (Switzerland) has made pivotal contributions toward a new vision of the universe by discovering the first extrasolar planet orbiting a main-sequence star — see Profile and Achievement details.

Arts and Philosophy
Choreographer John Neumeier (Germany / U.S.) has applied traditional ballet techniques and vocabulary to maximize the potential for bodily expression in capturing the details of human psychology — see Profile and Achievement details.

Point Loma Nazarene University is a selective Christian liberal arts institution located in San Diego, California. Founded in 1902, PLNU is known not only for its 90-acre campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean but also for its well-rounded, forward-thinking graduates. In addition to more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, PLNU offers graduate program regional centers throughout Southern California. PLNU serves more than 3,500 students. The Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship is an equal-opportunity program awarded exclusively on the basis of merit without regard to personal or religious affiliations or attributes.

Alli Greenaway, 619-849-2722
Inamori Foundation
Jay Scovie, 619-517-3037


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