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Join our Researcher Database for Media

Dec 04, 2017 - 10:03 PM

We are creating a database of researchers who would be willing to be contacted by the media to comment on others’ research in their area of expertise. With increasing specialization of research, it can be difficult for science communicators to find appropriate sources to comment on new research. By joining this database, you can be a resource for science communicators and contribute to accurate science reporting. To sign up, fill out this survey.


If you are a science communicator and would like access to the database, please contact Kati Moore at communications@evolutionsociety.org.


Seeking non-academic mentors for graduate students

Dec 04, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Are you a PhD in a non-academic career? Would you like to help guide students as they decide what career path to pursue? Consider joining the Diverse Careers Mentor Database. This database will be shared with current graduate students who are interested in non-academic careers. Students will be encouraged to contact mentors to set up informational interviews and learn more about their mentor’s field. To join, please fill out the form here.


To learn more about the Diverse Careers Committee, or to view other resources for current students, please visit the Diverse Careers website


AIBS Congressional Visits Day Grants

Nov 30, 2017 - 09:14 PM

SSE will fund a limited number of SSE members to attend the AIBS Congressional Visits Day on April 17-18, 2018 in Washington, DC. This event will include an advocacy-training program and congressional meetings with elected officials. Scientists and graduate students who are interested in communicating the importance of federal investments in scientific research and education to lawmakers are encouraged to participate in this important event. Learn more and register here. To apply for funding to cover travel and lodging, please apply here by January 31, 2018.


Policy Workshop for SSE Members

Nov 30, 2017 - 06:52 PM

Do you think science should influence policy? Do you have a particular issue that you would like to bring to the attention of policymakers? Sign up for an online policy training session hosted by the SSE Policy Committee. Participants will learn how to write a brief and meet with policymakers, then apply what they learned by meeting with a policymaker about an issue of their choosing. Training will take place online via four webinars during January-March 2018. Registration is limited to 15 members and closes December 15. Free to SSE members. Learn more here.  


Letter to Congress Regarding Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Nov 27, 2017 - 06:42 PM

On November 23, SSE, ASN, and SSB sent a letter to members of the House and Senate regarding the proposed tax on graduate student tuition waivers included in the version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by the House of Representatives on November 16, 2017. Read the full letter below.


Call for host labs for displaced researchers

Nov 14, 2017 - 08:01 PM

SSE has started a new initiative to help student and postdoc researchers in Puerto Rico whose research was affected by Hurricane Maria. In addition to providing funding for students, we are looking to connect students with host labs. If you would like to host a student researcher in your lab, please fill out the form here. If you know of an affected student in need of funding and/or a host lab, please send them the application form here.


Vote now in SSE Elections

Nov 10, 2017 - 08:51 PM

The election of 2018 candidates for SSE offices (President, Secretary, Non-NA Vice President, and Council members) is now open. Elected candidates will serve beginning January 1. The SSE council is also proposing an amendment to Article 4 of the Society Constitution and Bylaws to 1) add two GSAC representatives to the Council as voting members with three-year terms and 2) conduct Council business via email. Voting will close on November 21.


Abstract Submissions Open for Evolution 2018

Nov 07, 2017 - 07:44 PM
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We are happy to announce that abstract submission is now open for next year's 2nd Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology in Montpellier, France (18-22 August 2018). Joint Congresses take place every six years and bring together four of the world's largest academic societies in the field of evolutionary biology: the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, the American Society of Naturalists, the Society for the Study of Evolution and the Society of Systematic Biologists.


Following the traditional format of ESEB conferences, all contributed talks and posters will be submitted to specific symposia and selected on the basis of their abstract by symposium organizers.


New Research Grants for Graduate Students

Nov 07, 2017 - 07:05 PM

SSE is pleased to announce a new grant program for graduate students: the Graduate Research Excellence Grants (GREG). This program includes two tiers of awards: one for early PhD students and one for advanced PhD students. These awards are named for eminent evolutionary biologists also known for their strong mentorship and training of young evolutionary biologists: The GREG R.C. Lewontin Early Award, and the GREG Rosemary Grant Advanced Award. Applications will be due in February. Learn more about the awards here.


Darwin Day Roadshow Applications

Oct 25, 2017 - 08:18 PM
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The Darwin Day Roadshow is a way for scientists and educators to share their enthusiasm for evolutionary science with students, teachers and the general public across the United States in the spring each year, to celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday (February 12th). Applications from host teachers for the 2018 Roadshow are now being accepted and are due December 20, 2017.  If you are a scientist interested in participating, please email Travis Hagey at hageyt@msu.edu. Learn more here.


Fisher Prize

Oct 25, 2017 - 08:17 PM

The R. A. Fisher Prize is awarded annually by the Society for the Study of Evolution for an outstanding Ph.D. dissertation paper published in the journal Evolution during a given calendar year. The award comes with a $1000 honorarium. Nominations for manuscripts published in 2017, Volume 71, will be accepted through January 31, 2018. To learn more, visit the R.A. Fisher Prize page on the SSE website.


Dobzhansky Prize

Oct 25, 2017 - 08:16 PM

Applications and nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Dobzhansky Prize, which recognizes the accomplishments and future promise of an outstanding young evolutionary biologist.


Hamilton Awards

Oct 25, 2017 - 08:15 PM

The W. D. Hamilton Award for Outstanding Student Presentation will be given to a student who has presented an outstanding talk at the annual meeting. Applications will be part of the abstract submission process opening in early November and ending in mid-January. This year finalists will receive a registration fee waiver in addition to a $500 travel stipend. Click here to learn more.


SSE International travel stipends

Oct 25, 2017 - 08:15 PM

These stipends support attendance at the conference for scientists at various stages of their professional career (e.g., Masters/PhD students, postdocs, and lecturers). You must be a member of the SSE. Those working in countries with high GDP are not eligible. For additional information and the application procedure, consult the SSE International Committee page. Deadline for application is January 31, 2018.


Graduate Student and Postdoc Travel Awards

Oct 25, 2017 - 08:13 PM

Graduate student and postdoc members of the SSE can request to be considered for one of 100 $500 US travel awards SSE will be providing for the 2018 Joint Congress in Montpellier.


Professional Conference Manager needed for Evolution 2019

Sep 26, 2017 - 06:40 PM

The Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), on behalf of the joint council, seeks an individual to help plan and run their annual scientific conference.


Note from Evolution Letters Editor Jon Slate

Sep 22, 2017 - 08:37 PM
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Evolution Letters is a new Open Access journal that is jointly owned by SSE and ESEB. It aims to publish the top research in all areas of Evolutionary Biology. Click the article title to read more.


Fisher Prize Nominations Now Open

Sep 22, 2017 - 08:34 PM

The R. A. Fisher Prize is awarded annually by the Society for the Study of Evolution for an outstanding Ph.D. dissertation paper published in the journal Evolution during a given calendar year. The award comes with a $1000 honorarium. Nominations for manuscripts published in 2017, Volume 71, will be accepted through January 31, 2018. To learn more, visit the R.A. Fisher Prize page on the SSE website.


Get Content Alerts for Evolution and Evolution Letters

Sep 22, 2017 - 08:33 PM
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Want to stay up to date on the latest evolution research? Sign up to receive the table of contents for each issue of Evolution and Evolution Letters. Simply log in or register for a Wiley online account and click “Get New Content Alerts” in the left-hand menu of the Evolution homepage or Evolution Letters homepage. You will also receive alerts about new Accepted and Early View articles. You can change your email preferences in your profile settings.


Support SSE Through AmazonSmile

Sep 22, 2017 - 08:32 PM

Did you know that you can donate to SSE with every purchase you make on Amazon.com? You can! Simply click the link below to set SSE as your preferred organization, and Amazon will donate a portion of each purchase to us. This is a simple and easy way to contribute to the many awards and scholarships SSE offers! http://smile.amazon.com/ch/48-6121424


AIBS Professional Development Program on Interdisciplinary Science

Sep 22, 2017 - 08:31 PM

Science is a “team sport”! Learn how to be a better team player in this upcoming workshop from AIBS, “Enabling Interdisciplinary and Team Science: A Professional Development Program.” The workshop is November 7-8 in Washington, DC. Participants will learn to create effective teams and team culture, develop a shared vision, mission, plan, and key performance indicators, and learn tools such as quality improvement cycle and knowledge mapping. SSE members can receive $55 off registration by emailing communications@evolutionsociety.org stating their intent to register. Learn more and register here: https://www.aibs.org/events/team_science_event.html


II Joint Congress on Evolution

Sep 22, 2017 - 08:22 PM
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Mark your calendar for the next Evolution conference taking place in Montpellier, France from August 19-22, 2018! The chosen symposia and a call for contributed talks will be issued this fall. Joint Congresses take place every six years and bring together four of the world's largest academic societies in the field of evolutionary biology: the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, the American Society of Naturalists, the Society for the Study of Evolution and the Society of Systematic Biologists. Visit the meeting website to learn more. Follow the meeting on Twitter at ;@evol2018.


Give a Gift Membership

Sep 11, 2017 - 09:00 PM

It's the beginning of the academic year for many of you. Time to usher in new students into our evolution community. Did you know that you can give gift memberships to students for just $10? You can! This is a great way to introduce students to the Society for the first time. Gift memberships can also be purchased for colleagues in developing nations at the same low rate of $10. Visit https://payments.evolutionsociety.org/joinsse/ to give a gift membership today.


The Diversity Committee Wants to Hear From You!

Sep 11, 2017 - 08:58 PM

The diversity committee at SSE is a new initiative with the goal of promoting the inclusion of underrepresented communities in all aspects of the society. We are currently gathering data on the diverse communities that SSE represents, so that we can serve you better. We want to hear from you! We want to incorporate your ideas in our mission. If you have opinions on what we can do to help you promote diversity in your institution or the field of evolutionary biology as a whole, please email us at diversity@sse.org.


Call for Photo Submissions

Sep 11, 2017 - 08:57 PM

Want to have your photo on the SSE website? Submit a photo of your favorite organism to be featured in the header of evolutionsociety.org. We encourage submissions that represent any kind of organism - we would like to showcase a variety of species, not just the traditionally charismatic ones! Photos will be considered on a rolling basis. You may only submit photos taken yourself. Photos must be “landscape” and at least 1900 x 1000 pixels. Please submit them via email to Kati Moore at communications@evolutionsociety.org.

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