Keep an eye out for the opening of registration for Evolution 2019 in Providence, RI on June 21-25. You can view registration rates on the meeting website. SSE members receive $100 off registration. A variety of travel awards are available to undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and international researchers. View the full list here. Graduate students will also have the opportunity to apply during registration to volunteer at the conference to receive a rebate equal to early student registration fees.
The GREG – R.C. Lewontin Early Awards are to assist students in the early stages of their Ph.D. programs by enabling them to collect preliminary data (to pursue additional sources of support) or to enhance the scope of their research beyond current funding limits (e.g. by visiting additional field sites, or working at other labs). Awards will be made up to $2500. Proposals are due February 15. Learn more and apply here.
The SSE Education and Outreach Committee is pleased to announce the T. H. Huxley award, which recognizes and promotes the development of high quality evolution education resources. This award provides funding for an SSE member to present evolution education resources at the National Association of Biology Teachers annual conference. If you have an interesting project or educational activity to share, consider applying for this award. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are especially encouraged to apply. Learn more here and apply by March 24.
Applications for international travel stipends are now open. These stipends are for students and young scientists to attend the Evolution meeting in Providence, Rhode Island on June 21-25, 2019. Awards may alternatively be used to attend the ESEB meeting in Turku, Finland from August 19-24, 2019. Learn more and apply here by March 31.
Applications for the SSE International Committee grants for the co-sponsorship of symposia organized by non-US based evolution societies are due March 31. The goal of these awards is to foster communication between scientists from different countries by stimulating scientific dialogue through co-sponsored symposia. Evolution societies with limited financial resources will have the opportunity to invite speakers (SSE members) to their meeting. This will provide growth opportunities for both societies, since it will not only benefit the hosting society but also create the opportunities for new collaborations for the invited speakers. Learn more here.
Applications for the SSE International Committee grants for international events are due March 31. These events are aimed at furthering the purpose of the Evolution Society by fostering international collaborations amongst evolution-oriented societies and scientists. Eligible events would include specialized symposia, workshops, and short courses in any aspect of evolutionary biology. The events could be hosted either in the US or abroad, and preference should be given to events that specifically include participants from countries other than the USA. Learn more here.
After a one-year hiatus, the Evolution Video Contest/Film Festival is back! The organizers took a year off last year for the Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, but are excited to bring the 8th Annual Evolution Video Contest/Film Festival to this year’s Evolution Conference in Providence, RI on June 21-25. Start working on your video now, because the deadline to submit is May 31st, 2019 (11:59 PM, EST). Continue reading to learn more.
As part of our ongoing efforts to grow and reflect our nature as an international society, SSE now offers free or 50% reduced SSE membership fees to researchers from lower-income countries through the Global Membership Assistance (GMA) scheme. This replaces the previous “Developing Nation” discounted membership. Please help spread the word and invite your non-member colleagues in these lower-income countries to consider taking advantage of this new program! Learn more here.
The SSE New Faculty Profile series highlights and introduces up-and-coming PIs in SSE. This month we highlight Dr. Scott Taylor. Dr. Taylor is an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder studying the genetic architecture of reproductive isolation and the genetic bases of traits relevant to speciation. Read his full profile here.
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.