We are excited to announce SMBEeverywhere!

Dear SMBE Members,
We are excited to announce SMBE's Global Symposia series for 2022-23, SMBEeverywhere! We have a terrific slate of symposia topics and are thrilled to bring these events to our members free of charge. If you are not yet a member, please join SMBE so that you can attend. The first symposium is slated for July 11, 2022, so please mark your calendars for this event!
SMBEeverywhere will be a series of ten virtual, 1-day Global Symposia which will occur in time zones across the globe starting in July 2022 and running through April 2023. Each GS will consist of plenary talks, contributed talks, a poster session, and time for discussion. Talks will be delivered via livestream, and recorded when possible. All recorded talks and posters will be available in the Gathertown space until June 2023, allowing for real-time interactions both during and between each GS throughout the year.
Please visit the SMBEeverywhere website for a glimpse of the GS themes and dates for this year. Registration will be opening May 10, 2022 and will be available throughout the year. You can register for as many events as you would like to attend! Abstract submissions are now open, and deadlines for each GS are listed, as well as the invited speakers and organizers. A special thank you to all of our organizers, we appreciate the hard work you have already put into making SMBEeverywhere happen!
Sincerely,
Sarah Schaack and Stephen Wright
SMBEeverywhere Co-Organizers

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  • Tuesday, May 03, 2022
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SMBE IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) 2022 Proposal Call - Extended Deadline

Dear SMBE Members,
SMBE, through the IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) task force, aims to address systemic racism, sexism, colonialism and other exclusion in our society. With this in mind, a budget of up to $25,000 per year will be dedicated to initiatives that help reduce inequities in molecular biology and evolution research. The task force would therefore like to invite members of SMBE to propose initiatives that would take place in the year 2022/2023. Examples of initiatives could include, but are not limited to, workshops, symposia, training opportunities, stand-alone featured talks, or inequity data collection in particular groups, countries, or regions (to name a few). 
Guidelines and instructions for proposals
  • At least one of the organizers must be a member of SMBE. Please note that you can apply for a complementary SMBE membership by contacting the SMBE council.

  • A short description (between half and one full page) of the proposed idea should be submitted by email to smbe.contact@gmail.com for review by 23rd May 2022. This is the initial submission. Submissions should address how the proposal will help advance the goals of the SMBE IDEA task force. 

  • The initial submission should include the names and full contact information of all organizers and involved institutions. Universities/organizations providing additional financial support, if involved, should also be listed. 

  • Initial submissions will be reviewed and pre-selected by the IDEA task force, and candidates will be notified with a decision within 3 weeks after the initial submission deadline (by 6th June). 

  • If the initial submission is selected, organizers are expected to submit a full project plan by email to smbe.contact@gmail.com by 25th July 2022. This must include a budget and time plan, as well as relevance and expected short and long-term impacts of the initiative on inclusion, diversity, equity and/or inclusion. The IDEA task force commits to aiding organizers during the development of the project plan.

  • Successful proposals will be notified by 15th August 2022.

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  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022
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SMBE IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) 2022 Proposal Call

Dear SMBE Members,
SMBE, through the IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) task force, aims to address systemic racism, sexism, colonialism and other exclusion in our society. With this in mind, a budget of up to $25,000 per year will be dedicated to initiatives that help reduce inequities in molecular biology and evolution research. The task force would therefore like to invite members of SMBE to propose initiatives that would take place in the year 2022/2023. Examples of initiatives could include, but are not limited to, workshops, symposia, training opportunities, stand-alone featured talks, or inequity data collection in particular groups, countries, or regions (to name a few). 
Guidelines and instructions for proposals
  • At least one of the organizers must be a member of SMBE. Please note that you can apply for a complementary SMBE membership by contacting the SMBE council.

  • A short description (between half and one full page) of the proposed idea should be submitted by email to smbe.contact@gmail.com for review by 16th May 2022. This is the initial submission. Submissions should address how the proposal will help advance the goals of the SMBE IDEA task force. 

  • The initial submission should include the names and full contact information of all organizers and involved institutions. Universities/organizations providing additional financial support, if involved, should also be listed. 

  • Initial submissions will be reviewed and pre-selected by the IDEA task force, and candidates will be notified with a decision within 3 weeks after the initial submission deadline (by 6th June). 

  • If the initial submission is selected, organizers are expected to submit a full project plan by email to smbe.contact@gmail.com by 25th July 2022. This must include a budget and time plan, as well as relevance and expected short and long-term impacts of the initiative on inclusion, diversity, equity and/or inclusion. The IDEA task force commits to aiding organizers during the development of the project plan.

  • Successful proposals will be notified by 15th August 2022.

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  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022
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