SSE Sponsorship Highlight: GREG R.C. Lewontin Early Awards

Mar 12, 2019 - 08:55 PM

The GREG R.C. Lewontin Early Awards assist students in the early stages of their Ph.D. programs by enabling them to collect preliminary data or to enhance the scope of their research beyond current funding limits. Last year, 21 students received this award. Continue reading to hear from eight recipients about the impact of receiving this award. 

Host a Teacher in Your Lab This Summer

Mar 12, 2019 - 04:38 PM

Are you interested in hosting a K-12 teacher in your lab this summer? The Teachers Researching Evolution program, run by BEACON Education and Outreach and supported by the SSE Education and Outreach Committee with funds from Wiley Publishers, will provide support for three teachers this summer. If you would like to host a teacher, please complete the interest form ( by Friday, March 22Continue reading to learn more about how you can participate.

Seeking Nominations for 2020 SSE Council

Mar 08, 2019 - 04:58 PM

The Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE) seeks nominations of faculty members for four open positions on SSE Council to begin January 1, 2020. These positions include:

1. President-Elect (1 position, 3-year term)
2. Non-North American Vice-President (1 position, 2-year term)
3. Council Member (2 positions, 3-year terms)

To learn more about the responsibilities for these offices please see the SSE Handbook for Council and Committee Members.

If you are interested in nominating yourself or another individual for Council, please complete the nomination form by April 1, 2019, which is available here:

On the form you will be asked to provide: i) the nominee’s name, ii) contact information, and iii) a brief rationale for the nomination.

SSE values diversity on Council, and we particularly encourage nominations of individuals that represent the full diversity of the evolutionary biology community, including (but not limited to) all aspects of identity and background, types of institution, or scientific approach. All candidates for election to Council must be SSE members at the time they are listed on the ballot. Nominations will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee (Marc Johnson, Anne Charmantier, and Johanna Schmitt) and the current SSE Council.

Questions can be addressed to the Chair of the Nominating Committee, Marc Johnson (

SSE Community Blog Now Live

Mar 06, 2019 - 04:28 PM

We're excited to announce the launch of the new SSE Community Blog! Check out the welcome message from our new Blog Editor Fellow, Dr. Sasha Mushegian, and stay tuned for new posts starting this Friday, March 8!

Evolution 2019 Registration Now Open!

Feb 27, 2019 - 05:56 PM

Registration for Evolution 2019 is now open! The conference will be held in Providence, RI, USA from April 21-25. It is the joint annual conference of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Society of Systematic Biologists, and the American Society of Naturalists. Members of any of these Societies receive discounted registration. Fees cover attendance at all scientific events over June 22-25, including concurrent sessions, symposia, spotlight sessions, plenary addresses, and three evening poster sessions with light food (drink tickets included). A small additional fee covers registration for the Super Social, to be held the last night of the conference at the riverfront Skyline venue. Childcare will be offered free of charge. Safe Evolution conference policies and response procedures will be in place to ensure a safe, inclusive environment for all participants. Learn more about the various travel awards, housing options, and special events on the meeting website. Early registration closes April 15!

SSE Lifetime Achievement Award: Call for Nominations

Feb 14, 2019 - 09:46 PM
The Society for the Study of Evolution is excited to announce a new Lifetime Achievement Award for evolutionary biologists.  The award recognizes individuals who have made substantial contributions to the study of evolution, who have demonstrated outstanding mentorship of trainees, and/or who have provided noteworthy service to the evolution community.  The first awardee will be chosen this summer and will be presented at the 2020 annual meeting. Continue reading for nomination instructions.

Coming Soon: Evolution 2019 Registration

Feb 14, 2019 - 09:43 PM

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.

GREG R. C. Lewontin Early Awards - Proposals due Feb. 15

Feb 14, 2019 - 09:42 PM

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.

T. H. Huxley Award

Feb 14, 2019 - 09:40 PM

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.

International Travel Stipends to Evolution 2019

Feb 14, 2019 - 09:40 PM

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.

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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.


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