Apply for the 2015 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology
The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology acknowledges the increasingly active and important role of neurobiology in advancing our understanding of the functioning of the brain and the nervous system -- a quest that seems destined for dramatic expansion in the coming decades. This international prize, established in 2002, encourages the work of promising young neurobiologists by providing support in the early stages of their careers.
Cancer research award application deadline March 15
Attention young cancer researchers: the application deadline for the prestigious 2015 AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award has been extended to 15 March, 2015.
AAAS member Arthur Upton, expert in radiation effects on human health, dead at 91
AAAS member Dr. Arthur Canfield Upton died on February 14. He was 91. Upton was internationally recognized for his research on the health effects of ionizing radiation and other hazardous environmental agents.
Call for committee nominations for a study of brucellosis in Yellowstone
The National Research Council is calling for nominations of committee members to serve on a study of brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA). The study will evaluate available information on the prevalence and spread of the disease and examine the feasibility, time-frame, and cost-effectiveness of options to contain or suppress it. Brucellosis, which is caused by a bacteria, can spread from wildlife to cattle that graze on land in or adjacent to it and can be transmitted by cattle to other species, including humans. Expertise is needed in all areas related to the issue.
Connect with NRC study on genetically engineered crops
The National Research Council, the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences is currently conducting an study of the purported benefits and risks of GE crops, based on current evidence. A report will be issued in 2016. The public is invited to connect with the study and learn more about the topic now by:
Watching this video about the study.
Call for 2015 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship applications
L’Oréal USA is now accepting 2015 applications for the For Women in Science fellowship program. The program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations. Five U.S.-based women will receive a fellowship grant up to $60,000 each for their postdoctoral research through the program.
NextGen VOICES survey: Name and describe a currently nonexistent invention that would make you a more effective scientist
Answer our latest NextGen VOICES survey and get featured in Science. The questions is: Name and describe a currently nonexistent invention that would make you a more effective scientist.
To submit, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NG14mc The submission deadline is 13 February. A selection of the best responses will be published in the 3 April 2015 issue.
2015 international images for science, call for entries
The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) has launched a "Call for Entries" for the world's best scientific and engineering images. Open to scientists, students and the public, one hundred images will be selected by a jury of scientists, photographers and imaging experts, to form a touring exhibition that will launch during the British Science Festival in Bradford, September 2015. The call for entries will be open until Midnight GMT on Monday 23rd March 2015. For more information and a link to submission please click here.
Two AAAS members selected as Leopold Leadership Fellows for 2015
AAAS members Steven Hallam and Heather Leslie, have been selected as Leopold Leadership Fellows for 2015. Hallam is an associate professor and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Genomics in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of British Columbia. Leslie is an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University. They are among the 20 mid-career academic environmental researchers named as fellows this year.
AAAS/Science Digest for 12/29/14-01/09/15
Need a quick wrap up of news from the past two weeks? Here you'll find highlights from AAAS and Science for 12/29/14-01/09/15: