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.
AAAS member Satoshi Omura awarded 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 was awarded jointly to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites and to Youyou Tu for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria. Omura is a professor emeritus at Kitasato University, Japan and member of AAAS.
AAAS Town Hall Meeting seeks input on how association can better serve society
AAAS CEO Rush Holt met with AAAS members, donors, and others in Atlanta, Georgia to seek input on how the association can better serve society and become a more effective advocate for the scientific community.
Nominations open for AAAS early career award, deadline Oct. 15
Nominations are now open for the AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science. This award recognizes early career scientists who demonstrate excellence in their research careers as well as in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society.
Leshner Institute seeks nominations for mid-career climate researchers
Nominations are open now through November 1 for the inaugural cohort of the AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute, focused on climate change. This program convenes mid-career scientists who demonstrate leadership and excellence in their research careers, and interest in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society.