By Courtney Chandler | Sept. 21, 2016
Yale University has opened applications for the Fox International Fellowship. This fellowship is a graduate student exchange program between Yale and 19 international partner universities and is designed to promote scholarly collaboration between students in the United States and other countries.
By Courtney Chandler | Sept. 21, 2016
The Directorate for Biological Sciences of the National Science Foundation is searching for a new director for the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences. The selected candidate will serve as the division director and member of the senior leadership team of the directorate as a whole.
We are pleased to announce the launch of Rescuing Biomedical Research’s Writing Program. This program is intended to help graduate students and postdocs about to embark on a career in science policy improve their policy writing skills. Working with Chris Pickett, director of RBR, writers will write three posts for the RBR blog over a
The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), in partnership with Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc., would like to announce the call for nominations for the 2017 NPA Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. Mentor Award. The award recognizes a faculty member who has engaged in exceptional mentoring of postdoctoral scholars. The deadline for submission is Monday, Aug. 22.
Here’s an opportunity to nominate yourself or a co-worker for awards program that honors scientists who use their bench skills for unique pursuits.
The organizers of the Fred Kavli Science at the Frontiers Lectures are seeking nominations for the series’ next crop of speakers. In 2017, there will be two lectures at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C.. Nominations are due Aug. 31. In an email sent to the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Madeleine Jacobs, the president and chief
The ASBMB headquarters received the press release below from the National Science Board.
The National Institutes of Health announced today in a press release a new policy that “sets the expectation that multi-site studies conducting the same protocol use a single (institutional review board) to carry out the ethical review of the proposed research.” The release explained: IRBs play a critical role in reviewing and approving studies involving human research
This post was provided by the National Cancer Institute.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) launched the Genomic Data Commons (GDC), a unified data system that promotes sharing of genomic and clinical data between researchers. The GDC will centralize, standardize, and make accessible data from large-scale NCI programs such as The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and its pediatric equivalent, Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Treatments (TARGET).
The next time you’re on the train or at a standstill in traffic, consider checking out the National Institutes of Health’s “All About Grants” podcast series. The series has been around for several years, and it has covered all sorts of grant-related matters. The latest episode is about the Freedom of Information Act and public information at the
Here’s one from our mailbag (lightly edited): Dear members of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, I would like to cordially invite you to attend and present your work at the 12th International Congress of Cell Biology that will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from July 21 – 25. The Congress
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities is accepting applications for its Institute on Health Disparities Science, which will be held Aug. 15 through Aug. 19 in Bethesda, Md. The deadline is June 1.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science and the journal Science will present a free, one-hour webinar about CRISPR/Cas9 in drug discovery at noon Eastern on May 11. Here’s an excerpt from the registration page: During this webinar, our expert panel will address: Areas of the drug discovery process where gene editing will have
The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science are for foreign-born scientists doing work in the basic, applied and/or translational biomedical sciences.
This could be you (Photo credit: Malcolm Ludgate/ESO)
By Jai Ranganathan
Scientists: Do you want to learn how to tell the public about your science through video? Do you want to have the skills to put together compelling short videos? SciFund Challenge, an outreach-focused nonprofit, is offering a new online class on video production for scientists.
The ASBMB headquarters got an alert earlier this week from the National Cancer Institute about a new online portal for researchers and members of the public to use to submit their ideas for the Obama administration’s cancer “moonshot.”
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, on Tuesday announced a new program to support early career scientists worldwide.
The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is America’s highest honor for technological achievement and innovation. It is presented annually by the president of the United States at a White House ceremony.
Earlier this month, the ASBMB headquarters got an email from the promoters of the Transform Tox Testing Challenge, a competition with a $500,000 prize “for ideas that help innovate current toxicity testing methods.”