Some NEScent AnnouncementsPublished 16 May, 2012
Gillian Bentley (Anthropology, Durham University) asked me to post the following brief announcement:
As part of a NEScent-funded working group ‘Infusing Evolutionary Thinking into Medical Education’, we are looking for people with a PhD in human biology with good training in evolutionary thinking who are now practicing Physicians or training to be one.
If you know of such PhDs or other graduate students who went off to med school, please ask them to email one of us (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have lost contact, please email us their name and any contact details as you have (which medical school, when?), and we’ll try to track them down. We are interested in all ages, all countries, and any area of evolutionarily-oriented studies.
At this point we just want to discuss our working group topic with medical trainees and professionals who have advanced evolutionary research training. But we might also try to grow this into an ongoing network to further broader professional interests.
And here are some additional NESCent announcements that I thought I would pass along:
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY AND RELATED FIELDS
We are now accepting proposals for Postdoctoral Fellowships at The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). We are looking to support innovative approaches to outstanding problems in evolutionary science. Proposals in any area of evolutionary science are welcome, but proposals in the following areas are of particular interest: Evolutionary Medicine, Synthetic Biology and Origins of Life, Evolution and the Social Sciences, and K-12 Minority Education in Evolution. Proposals are due July 10 for two-year Fellowships that will begin no later than January 2013; we anticipate that award decisions will be made by first week of October. For more information, please see our website at https://www.nescent.org/
CALL FOR PROPOSALS – SABBATICAL SCHOLARS, WORKING GROUPS AND CATALYSIS MEETINGS
Proposals for Sabbaticals, Working Groups and Catalysis Meetings are now being accepted at The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). We are looking to support innovative approaches to outstanding problems in evolutionary science. In particular, proposals that have a clear interdisciplinary focus, or involve evolutionary concepts in non-traditional disciplines, are strongly encouraged, as are proposals that demonstrate international participation and a mix of senior and emerging researchers, including graduate students. Proposals are accepted twice a year, with deadlines on July 10 and December 1. Proposals in any area of evolutionary science are welcome, but proposals in Evolution and the Social Sciences and K-12 Minority Education in Evolution are also being considered for the July 10 deadline (Proposals in one of these two areas must include “Targeted Initiative” in proposal title; see also http://www.nescent.org/news/
GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS IN EVOLUTIONARY SCIENCE AND RELATED FIELDS
NESCent is now including graduate training in its portfolio, by offering one-semester fellowships for graduate students to pursue research with a NESCent sabbatical scholar, a NESCent postdoctoral scholar, or a NESCent Working Group. Deadlines are January 1 (for a fall semester fellowship) and July 1 (for a spring semester fellowship). For more information, please see our website at https://www.nescent.org/