Take our science communication training program survey!
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is conducting a survey of key decision-makers to better understand the demand for science communication training programs in the academic, society, government, and non-profit communities. We hope to gather feedback on what the community would find most valuable. The multiple-choice survey will take approximately 10 minutes. We also have an open field for your feedback.
STEM funding and research opportunities on PathwaysToScience.org
The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) is a nonprofit funded by the National Science Foundation. Our website, http://www.PathwaysToScience.org is a great one-stop-shop portal resource for finding paid summer research, graduate programs, fellowships and scholarships, and professional development materials for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Two AAAS members awarded 'Breakthrough Prize'
Two AAAS members were among a group of outstanding researchers recently awarded $3 million each in this year's "Breakthrough Prize," given to scientists who are making fundamental discoveries about the universe, life and the mind. Helen Hobbs and Svante Pääbo were recipients of the Life Sciences award, which honors "transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life."
New 'AAAS Community Engagement Program' announced
Community engagement managers in the sciences—who foster online collaboration among scientists—will have the chance to hone their skills and build their relationships in this emerging field with a new fellowship program announced today.
AAAS has received a $772,995 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to establish the AAAS Community Engagement Program. Beginning in January 2017 with a one-year pilot, the program will provide training and professional development for up to 18 fellows, who will be a mix of established community managers and new entrants to the field.
Join the '1848 Society' for charitable gift planning
Each year, members and friends inform us that they have included a bequest to the American Association for the Advancement of Science in their estate plans. For these individuals—and for AAAS—these commitments of eventual gifts play an important role in planning for the future.
NextGen VOICES survey: How do political priorities affect your ability to do or communicate science?
Answer our latest NextGen VOICES survey and get featured in Science: How do political priorities (or political sensitivities to particular groups) affect your ability to do or communicate science?
2015 AAAS elections: Voting runs through Nov. 16
The 2015 AAAS elections for President-Elect, members of the Board of Directors, the Committee on Nominations, and the officers for the 24 Sections is ongoing through November 16, 2015. Elected candidates will be announced in December 2015 and will begin their terms on February 16, 2016.
All current members of AAAS will be sent the general ballot (either online or by U.S. mail). Members who have affiliated with sections will additionally receive their affiliated section ballots. Members who have provided AAAS with their emails will receive an email that appears like this:
Stand Up to Cancer research grants offer up to $750,000 in funding
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is now accepting submissions of ideas for the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Innovative Research Grants that offer up to $750,000 in research funding to 10 grantees.
The grant provides three years of funding to early-career scientists whose novel, high-risk, high-reward cancer research proposals have significant potential for translational application and hold great promise for advancing SU2C’s overarching goal of improving and saving the lives of patients.
The application deadline is November 13, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. ET.
ASU seeks nominations for Origins Project Postdoctoral Award Lectureship
The Origins Project at Arizona State University is pleased to open nominations for the Origins Project Postdoctoral Award Lectureship. This award, the largest of its kind in the world, is awarded annually to an outstanding junior scholar chosen from all countries, from any field of study relevant to The Origins Project, and consists of a $10,000 award, coach travel to/from Tempe, Arizona, and accommodations during a week-long visit.
Two AAAS members awarded 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 was awarded jointly to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar "for having mapped, at a molecular level, how cells repair damaged DNA and safeguard the genetic information. Their work has provided fundamental knowledge of how a living cell functions and is, for instance, used for the development of new cancer treatments," according to the official annoucement on the Nobel website. Both Lindahl and Modrich are members of AAAS.