Calendar of events, awards and opportunities

Happening this week: Abstracts for Deuel lipids conference due. Plus, deadlines for insomnia biomarker project proposals and DOE summer internships.
ASBMB Today Staff
Jan. 8, 2023

Every week, we update this list with new meetings, awards, scholarships and events to help you advance your career. If you’d like us to feature something that you’re offering to the bioscience community, email us with the subject line “For calendar.” ASBMB members’ offerings take priority, and we do not promote products/services. Learn how to advertise in ASBMB Today.

Jan. 9: Deadline for insomnia biomarkers project proposals

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation is offering up to $50,000 for mentored research projects "that address one or more important unanswered scientific questions related to sleep, sleep disorders and/or sleep health." This includes circadian science. Applications will be accepted from Nov. 28 through Jan. 9. Learn more.

Jan. 10: DOE summer internships for undergrads

The Department of Energy is accepting applications from undergraduates who'd like to do internships at national laboratories over the summer. There are two programs, one of which is specifically for community college students. The application deadline is Jan. 10. Learn more.

Jan. 10: Deuel lipids meeting abstracts due

The ASBMB Deuel conference is a must-attend event for leading lipids investigators — and for scientists who’ve just begun to explore the role of lipids in their research programs. This event will bring together a diverse array of people, including those who have not attended Deuel or perhaps any lipid meeting before. The conference is a forum for the presentation of new and unpublished data, and attendees enjoy the informal atmosphere that encourages free and open discussion.

Interested scientists are invited to attend and encourage trainees to submit abstracts by Jan. 10. Learn more.

ASBMB Today contributor Joshua Tran talked to organizers Robert Farese Jr. and Tobias Walther about their plans. Read the interview.

Jan. 18: NCI funding and training opportunities webinar

The ASBMB public affairs department is hosting a monthly webinar to connect ASBMB members with the unique funding opportunities that are available to them as BMB scientists. This month, the National Cancer Institute will present its funding priorities, award opportunities and training grants available to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms that initiate and progress cancer disease. Tune in to discover new ways to get funded by the NCI, and learn more about NCI's mission, relevant divisions and training opportunities. Register.

Jan. 18: Late-breaking abstracts due for #DiscoverBMB

The #DiscoverBMB submission site opens for late-breaking abstracts on Dec. 12. These abstracts will be considered for poster presentations and published in the supplement to the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Science outreach activity abstracts (features a STEM-themed public engagement activity or program) must be submitted during the late-breaking abstract submission window. These are nonscientific abstracts devoted to outreach activities. Outreach activity abstracts will not be published in the journal. See the abstract categories.

Jan. 18: Burroughs Wellcome postdoc award

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is accepting applications for its Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program. The $60,000 award is provided over three years for career development, such as workshops, courses, travel, training and collaborations. Read the eligibility criteria. Apply.

Jan. 19: Join our LinkedIn chat on wellness

Since 2019, the January issue of ASBMB Today has been dedicated to wellness. Comfort Dorn, ASBMB Today's managing editor, explains: "We asked our readers to share their strategies for keeping their minds and bodies healthy in the pressure-cooker world of scientific research. We received wonderful, varied, heartfelt responses that we shared in these pages." We'll continue this tradition in 2023 and, to learn more about our authors' and members' experiences, we'll be hosting a LinkedIn chat at 2 p.m. Eastern on Jan. 19. Join the conversation with #ASBMBWellness. Learn more.

Jan. 22: Deadline for science policy submissions

The Journal of Science Policy & Governance and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research have launched a new call for papers and competition. The special issue will "showcase early-career voices in addressing global science policy and diplomacy challenges," according to Adriana Bankston, CEO and managing publisher of the journal. Learn more.

Jan. 24: Leading with a purpose

The ASBMB's Women in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Committee will host a panel featuring the 2023 ASBMB Leadership Award winners at 4 p.m. Jan. 24. The panelists will share their experiences with leadership and mentoring, their winning strategies for career success and ways that they support the advancement of women in STEM. The Leadership Awards recognize individuals with a strong commitment to advancing the careers of women in biochemistry and molecular biology along with demonstrated excellence in research and/or service. Read our profiles of the winners: Gira Bhabha and Kerry-Anne Rye. This webinar is for ASBMB members only. Register.

Jan. 27: Deadline for L’Oréal program for women

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program honors five women at a critical stage of their science careers with grants of $60,000 each. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and have begun a postdoctoral position by the program application deadline, which is Jan. 27. Learn more.

Feb. 24: PROLAB applications due

The Promoting Research Opportunities for Latin American Biochemists program allows graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to spend up to six months in U.S. or Canadian laboratories. Participants get access to technologies and expertise that may not be readily available in their home countries, allowing them to grow their skills and contribute to building capacity in the life sciences at home. PROLAB is a joint venture between the Pan-American Association for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. See eligibility and apply.

March 21: HHMI investigator applications due

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is accepting applications for its investigator program through March 21. Each investigator receives about $8 million over seven years, and the award is renewable. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or M.D., have a tenure-track or tenured position, have no more than 15 years of experience and be "the principal investigator on one or more active, national peer-reviewed research grants with an initial duration of at least three years as of April 1, 2023." Learn more.

May 10: Abstracts due for our motifs, modules and networks conference

Mark your calendar for an ASBMB conference on the assembly and organization of regulatory signaling systems to be held July 11–14 in Potomac, Md. The organizers are Wolfgang Peti of the University of Connecticut Health Center, Benjamin Turk of the Yale School of Medicine and Arminja Kettenbach of Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. The four-day program and speaker list is available. Abstracts are due May 10. Learn more.

June 20: Abstracts due for our CoA and CoA-derivatives conference

Mark your calendar for an ASBMB conference on CoA and CoA-derivatives to be held Aug. 16–18 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The organizers are Luigi Puglielli at UW–Madison, Suzanne Jackowski at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and James Ntambi at UW–Madison. The speaker list is available. Abstracts are due June 20. Learn more.

IUBMB MilliporeSigma fellowship

The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology welcomes applications year-round for its MilliporeSigma Virtual Meetings and Courses Fellowships. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from countries that are associate or full members of the IUBMB may apply for funding to present their work at virtual events in the IUBMB region. Learn how to apply.

FASEB family care awards

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology has launched the Career Advancement and Research Excellence Support (CARES) Program, which provides financial support for caregiving, enabling FASEB society members to continue their scientific training, professional development and career progression. Read the eligibility criteria and apply.

IUBMB relocation support for displaced trainees

The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is offering $2,000 to graduate students and postdocs displaced from their labs as a result of natural disaster, war or "other events beyond their control that interrupt their training." The money is for travel and settling in. Learn more and spread the word to those who could use assistance.

On-demand webinar on getting, gaining influence

The American Association for Anatomy has a free on-demand webinar titled "The power of suggestion: How to get and gain influence." It features Adele Cehrs, CEO of the When and How Agency, who explains "when the power of suggestion is most likely to work for individuals and how to use it to your advantage through traditional media and social media channels." As we understand it, AAA membership is not required (but you will have to create an account) to view the webinar. Here's a list of all of AAA's open-access webinars.

Call for virtual scientific event proposals

The ASBMB provides members with a virtual platform to share scientific research and accomplishments and to discuss emerging topics and technologies with the BMB community.

The ASBMB will manage the technical aspects, market the event to tens of thousands of contacts and present the digital event live to a remote audience. Additional tools such as polling, Q&A, breakout rooms and post event Twitter chats may be used to facilitate maximum engagement.

Seminars are typically one to two hours long. A workshop or conference might be longer and even span several days.

Prospective organizers may submit proposals at any time. Decisions are usually made within four to six weeks.

Propose an event.

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