SMBE Awards 2022: 30 April EXTENDED deadline for nominations and applications

Dear SMBE Members,

Please be reminded of the EXTENDED deadline approaching for:

1. The SMBE Graduate Student Excellence Award provides a forum for young investigators to showcase their exemplary research at the annual meeting. We showcase the winners of this award at the Graduate Student Excellence Symposium, which will be part of SMBE Everywhere symposia in 2022. More details for the symposium will follow in the coming months.

Eligibility: Current graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are members of the Society and who received their primary doctoral-level degree no earlier than July 2021 are eligible. Eligibility extensions can be granted for any career disruption or delay; such an extension should be requested in a cover letter. Approximately eight winners will be selected every year to cover the broad spectrum of research covered by SMBE.

How to apply: You must email a scientific abstract (not to exceed 300 words for body of abstract), title of proposed presentation, and your Curriculum Vitae to smbe@allenpress.com.

The deadline for applications for this award is 30 April 2022.

2. SMBE seeks nominations for Faculty Awards for Early-Career Excellence, Mid-Career Excellence, Lifetime Contribution, and Community Service. Please consider nominating those of your colleagues you believe deserve to be rewarded for their extraordinary achievements and dedication to the field. Updated descriptions of the awards follow; please read them carefully. 

Nominations require a nomination letter, which should clearly indicate the award under consideration and also serve as a recommendation letter; a separate one-page summary of the nominee’s qualifications for the award; a CV of the nominee; and an additional letter of recommendation. Self-nomination is not allowed. The nominator need not be an SMBE member, but the nominee must be a member of SMBE to be considered for the award.

SMBE Early-Career Excellence Award

This annual award is intended for outstanding members of the SMBE community who are in the early stages of an independent research career (3-7 years post-Ph.D). The primary signal of research excellence is a trajectory of innovative, creative research that is moving the field of Molecular Biology and Evolution forward.  The ideal candidate will be one whose career embodies the values of the society, for example in mentoring, outreach, and teaching. The prize includes recognition at the annual SMBE banquet, a cash prize of $2000 and a travel award to attend the annual meeting. 

SMBE Mid-Career Excellence Award

This annual award is intended for outstanding members of the SMBE community who are in the midst of their research careers (8-15 years post-Ph.D.). The primary criterion is a record of truly outstanding research that has contributed broadly to the field of Molecular Biology and Evolution. The ideal candidate will be one whose career embodies the values of the society, for example in mentoring, outreach, and teaching. The prize includes recognition at the annual SMBE banquet, a cash prize of $2000 and a travel award to attend the a

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  • Tuesday, April 05, 2022
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Nominations for SMBE President-elect, Secretary and 2 Councilors

Submit your nominations by Friday, April 15, 2022

SMBE members are invited to submit nominations for SMBE President-Elect, Secretary and 2 Councilors whose terms will begin on January 1, 2023. All of these positions are for a duration of three years. As our society grows and thrives, council members play important roles in guiding its development and in soliciting and implementing programs that support our members, while enriching opportunities for young scientists from around the world, and overseeing our two excellent journals (MBE and GBE) as well as our annual meeting, regional meetings, and satellite meetings.

Please send your nominations with a brief statement in support of your suggestion (self-nominations are welcome) to Justin Blumenstiel and Nadia Singh. We ask the nominators to confirm explicitly that the person they are nominating has already confirmed their willingness to run for office. Please send your nominations by Friday, April 15, 2022. 
As the society grows and thrives, council members play important roles in guiding its development and in soliciting and implementing programs that support our members, while enriching opportunities for young scientists from around the world, and overseeing our two excellent journals (MBE and GBE) as well as our annual meeting, regional meetings, and satellite meetings.
Nominations will be reviewed by the nominations committee* who will then put forward a slate of two candidates for each position for membership vote.

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  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022
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Information on what we can do about the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The global scientific community has created a continuously updated list of laboratories around the world that can host Ukrainian scientists at all career levels: https://bit.ly/ua-table. If your lab can host a scientist, you can add your name to the list by filling out this form: https://bit.ly/ua-form.

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  • Thursday, March 17, 2022
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