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.
Miss a talk at Evolution 2019? Check out the more than 350 talks from Evolution 2019 that have been uploaded to the meeting YouTube channel.
The SSE Sponsorship Highlights present personal stories from individuals who have received SSE funding. This month we highlight the Undergraduate Diversity at Evolution (UDE) grants, which provide funding from SSE and the BEACON center for undergraduates to attend the annual Evolution meeting. Recipients are paired with mentors, attend a professional development workshop, and network with program alumni at a UDE social event. Continue reading to hear from Morgan Lloyd, one of this year’s recipients.
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. Submissions now open!
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.
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 […]
by Acer VanWallendael Many long-running academic habits die when their last proponents fade from memory. Some, however, are killed when a flashy competitor rises up to challenge them. A few blocks from my lab on Michigan State University’s sprawling campus, psychology graduate student Mike Morrison has come up with the decidedly flashy “Better Poster” to […]
By Shannon McDermott I teach at Central Virginia Community College (CVCC). For the past few years, I have team-taught a 200-level Genetics course. This past spring, it fell to me to teach the Genomics lectures. Since I had little genomics experience, I sought out one of the best professional development avenues for non-research teaching faculty: […]
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