Calendar of events, awards and opportunities

Just added: LinkedIn chat about parenting and caregiving, Lipid Research Division seminar, HHMI investigators competition, Burroughs Wellcome postdoc award and IUBMB fellowship for presenting at virtual events
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Dec. 4, 2022

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Dec. 6: Deuel lipids meeting early registration deadline

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 The conference is a forum for the presentation of new and unpublished data, and attendees enjoy the informal atmosphere that encourages free and open discussion.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.

Dec. 8: ASBMB chat about caregiving in STEM

Calling all scientists who are, were or might become parents and/or caregivers! Join our chat about the barriers, support and resources encountered while managing the dually time-consuming roles of taking care of family and excelling in science. Panelists will be discussing their experiences and sharing insights to help others who are or will be parents or caregivers in STEM. Join the conversation with #Care4STEMCaregivers on LinkedIn.

Dec. 12: Deadline for FASEB awards for women

FASEB’s Excellence in Science Awards recognize achievements by women in science at three different career stages:

  • Lifetime Achievement (established investigators)
  • Mid-Career Investigator (within seven to 15 years of first independent scientist position)
  • Early-Career Investigator (within seven years of first independent scientist position)

Nominations are due Dec. 12. Learn more.

Dec. 14: ASBMB Lipid Research Division Seminar Series

The ASBMB Lipid Research Division features the work of young investigators at noon Eastern on Wednesdays. If you are interested in presenting, please contact John Burke. Register once to access the whole series.

The speakers for the Dec. 14 event titled "Exploring the vast world of acyl chain diversity and functions" are:

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. 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. 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.

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.

July 11–14: Motifs, modules, networks

Mark your calendar for an ASBMB conference on the assembly and organization of regulatory signaling systems 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. Stay tuned for abstract and registration deadlines. 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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