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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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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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SMBE Everywhere dates and details; Awards 2022: 15 April deadline for nominations and applications

Dear SMBE Members,

We are writing with three important announcements about the annual meeting, plus two calls for Award nominations and applications for this year.

1. We are pleased to announce the launch of SMBE Everywhere, a series of 8-12 virtual Global Symposia which will occur across the year starting in July 2022 through March 2023. The first virtual Global Symposium will occur on July 11-12, 2022, so please mark your calendars! 

This first symposium will feature the Graduate Student Excellence Symposium, the 2022 Faculty Awards Symposium, and the Presidential Address. On the second day of the symposium, we will be holding a Sustainability Plenary, an Inclusivity & Equity Panel Discussion, and the SMBE business meeting. Please mark your calendars, and see details below on Abstract Submission for the Graduate Student Excellence Symposium!

The full slate of one-day, themed virtual Global Symposia (GS) will be announced later this spring and will all be hosted on a single platform, with the option to attend one, some, or all of the Global Symposia throughout the year via a single registration portal.

2. We would like to make a call for submissions for additional one-day Global Symposia proposals. We have received outstanding submissions, but given the format for this year’s meeting, we are inviting submissions for proposals from organizers in Asia, South America, and Africa, specifically (for informal enquiries, contact smbe.contact@gmail.com). 

Please submit Global Symposia proposals by email to smbe.contact@gmail.com by 20 February 2022 with “Global Symposium proposal” in the subject line.

Symposium Proposal Guidelines

  • Symposium organisers should provide a description of the symposium (250 words max) that will be made public if selected. The symposium organisers will also provide a description of how their proposal brings forward the SMBE’s objective of equity and diversity, as well as any additional information for the committee to make an informed review (250 words max)
  • Each symposium will include 1-2 invited speakers plus a number of contributed speakers
  • Individuals can only be listed as an organiser for one symposium proposal, although organisers can be listed as an invited speaker on another proposal

3. We would like to open the SMBE Everywhere Logo Competition. Entries should be submitted in a vector-based format (*.ai, *.eps, *.pdf) to smbe.contact@gmail.com by 15 March for full consideration. The email subject line should read "SMBE everywhere logo competition" and the winning entry will be notified and will receive a $500 award.

4. The SMBE Graduate Student Excellence Award provides a forum for young investigators to showcase their exemplary research at the ann

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  • Thursday, February 17, 2022
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