The American Society of Naturalists, the Society for the Study of Evolution, and the Society of Systematic Biologists announce the call for nominations for the 1st annual ASN/SSE/SSB Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Award. The IDEA Award will be given to a person at any career stage who has strengthened the ecology and evolutionary biology community by promoting inclusiveness and diversity in our fields. The award can also be presented to a group. The recipient will receive a plaque at the annual meeting of ASN/SSB/SSE and a $1000 honorarium.
***Eligibility Note: No contemporary officer, editor, member of diversity committee, or meeting organizer of the three societies is eligible for the award.***
Nominations should be submitted by January 15, 2020. Continue reading for nomination instructions.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued an invitation to researchers to register as potential reviewers for the 2020 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The NSF writes, “Serving as a GRFP Reviewer is an excellent opportunity to apply your research and career expertise to help identify future science and engineering leaders. It is also a great opportunity to become familiar with the NSF Merit Review process.” Learn more and register here.
From our Blog Editor, Sasha Mushegian:
This fall, we’d like to hear your stories about learning. How did you learn a skill or concept that you needed to do the science you wanted to do? What winding paths has your learning taken, and what approaches and resources helped you? How do you learn completely new things among all the other responsibilities and needs you have as a scientist and human? If you are an educator: is there a particular curriculum or teaching approach that allowed your students to master a skill in a way you’re proud of? And what kinds of collaborative skill-sharing processes have you taken part in as a scientist in a community of learners?
Send your stories of everyday learning, as well as everyday creativity and everyday failure, to email@example.com. Read more on the blog.
The SSE Sponsorship Highlights present personal stories from individuals who have received SSE funding. This month we highlight the Diverse Careers Workshop at Evolution 2019. Continue reading to hear more about the workshop from the Diverse Careers Committee.
Due to a budget surplus from the Evolution 2015 meeting in Guarujá, Brazil, this year the tri-societies (SSE, ASN, and SSB) were able to offer US$500 travel stipends to 20 Brazilian researchers to attend Evolution 2019 in Providence, RI. Continue reading to hear from some of the recipients about what this funding meant to them.
SSE is pleased to announce the Rosemary Grant Advanced Awards, our new research grants for advanced PhD students. These grants are part of the Graduate Research Excellence Grants award program. These awards are to assist students in the later stages of their Ph.D. programs. Funds can be used to enhance the scope of dissertation research, such as to conduct additional experiments or field work. Awards will range from $2,000 - $3,500 and approximately ten awards will be made. This award is not limited to students in the United States. Proposals are due September 15.
The Society for the Study of Evolution was founded in March, 1946. The objectives of the Society for the Study of Evolution are the promotion of the study of organic evolution and the integration of the various fields of science concerned with evolution. The Society publishes the scientific journal Evolution and co-publishes Evolution Letters along with the European Society of Evolutionary Biology. SSE also holds annual meetings in which scientific findings on evolutionary biology are presented and discussed.
As the new semester ramps up, we’re on the lookout for new submissions of scientific commentary, opinion, personal narrative, reporting and advice. Right now, we’re particularly soliciting stories for series about everyday creativity, everyday failure, and adventures in learning. We also want to hear about how your work in the evolutionary fields informs issues of […]
by Rafael S. Marcondes I started doing research as an undergraduate student at the University of Sao Paulo in my native Brazil. By the time I was starting my master’s degree at the same university, I was very much set on a research career, but at that point I had never seriously entertained the possibility […]
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Hari Sridhar interviews the authors of groundbreaking papers in ecology and evolution to get the story behind the study and create another kind of record of the evolution of scientific ideas. This interview originally appeared on his blog, Reflections on Papers Past. The version posted here has been edited for length and clarity. In a paper published in […]
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The cycles of the school year exert a powerful effect even on those who have been out of school for years. September makes people think of fresh starts and new commitments. Many scientists are gearing up to take classes or teach them. But even if they are not, chances are they are learning something. In […]
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By Laetitia Wilkins It is application season for faculty positions in the US. Preparing applications for these positions can easily take days, and weeks, and more. Most of us are best at doing research. Writing a job application, however, is a totally different game. You need to develop a program with a vision. You need […]