Society for the Study of Evolution®
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SSE International Committee Travel Awards
SSE International Committee (SSE-IC)
The SSE-IC mission is to foster international relationships between evolution societies and its members with particular focus on students and early-career scientists. The committee sponsors annually a series of activities/awards to reach this goal:
SSE Travel Stipends
These stipends are for students and young scientists to attend the SSE meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina in June, 2014 (http://evolution2014.org/). The stipend will contribute to covering travel, living expenses and meeting registration fees. The stipend will be paid out as a reimbursement after the meeting, based on specification of the expenses.
Applications can be submitted by scientists at various stages of their professional career (e.g., Masters and PhD students, postdocs, and lecturers).
Scientists working in a country with high GDP are not eligible (for the list of excluded countries see below).
People who received an SSE travel stipend in the last five years are not eligible.
Applicants must submit to present either an oral communication or a poster to be eligible for the stipend. This will be verified before the reimbursement, but no proof that a poster or talk is accepted is necessary at the application stage.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE STIPENDS ARE GIVEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANALOGOUS STIPENDS TO ATTEND THE LISBON MEETING OFFERED BY ESEB (separate call), SO THERE IS NO NEED TO APPLY TO BOTH
How to apply: send your application by email to the SSE International Committee, c/o Prof. N Wedell <N.Wedell@exeter.ac.uk>. The application should be no more than 2 pages long and include:
Please submit the application as a single PDF-file.
Deadline: March 31, 2014, 24:00 GMT.
Members professionally based in the following countries are not eligible for the travel stipend: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland , United Kingdom, United States of America.
The goal of this award 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.
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.
Eligibility: If held in the US, the event should have a clear training component targeting students and young scientists from countries other than the US. If held abroad, this event should be co-sponsored by SSE members and by scientists from the hosting country. Co-sponsorship by the Evolution society from the hosting country, when possible, will be encouraged. SEE membership for one year is a mandatory requirement to be included in the registration fee (not for participants that are already SSE members).
An application should not be more than 3 pages long and include:
Applications should be sent as a single pdf document to Prof. Nina Wedell (SSE-IC Chair; N.Wedell@Exeter.ac.uk).
Deadline for application is March 31, 2014; applications received after that date will be considered as funds allow.