Week 4 – Feb. 25, 2016

Main topic: Conferences and networking. Why do it, how to do it, and how to pay for it (see links below).

Also: share and discuss SciComm project ideas (not your research project, but the project you’ll do in this class that will help you advance your research).

Homework (due on 2/25): draft a description/overview of what you think you want to do for a project – please bring 1 printed copy to class. What do you want to do? Why will it be useful to you? How will you go about it, what do you need to learn or find out, and how can this class help? What resources or knowledge will you need?

Reminders: register for the Grad Research Conference, and seriously consider signing up to attempt a Three-Minute Thesis presentation (separate sign-ups).

Some articles and blog posts about conferences & networking:

The Guardian Higher Ed article

5 reasons to go to conferences – Rutgers grad student blog post

Univ. of Washington “mentor memo” post

10 tips – The Muse blog

Thesis whisperer blog: tips on socializing at conferences

You will find some interesting stuff if you search the academic section of StackExchange – here is one example

InsideHigherEd: Making the most of a conferencedos and don’ts

UNH grad school travel grants – New policy: now available for attending a conference even if you are not presenting; max. $200/conference, $400/year; may also be applied to professional development workshops/seminars; apply in advance, including abstract; you must also present at the GRC (not sure how that works if you’re attending a workshop).

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10 thoughts on “Week 4 – Feb. 25, 2016

  1. 1. Plant Population Ecology Student Travel Award (ESA-PPE):
    Offers funding ($200-300) for students interested in presenting a talk at the annual ESA meeting in Fort Lauderdale
    https://www.mail-archive.com/ecolog-l@listserv.umd.edu/msg43134.html

    2. Huyck Research Grant Awards:
    ~ $2,000, to $3,500 for research in ecology, conservation, biology and more!
    http://www.huyckpreserve.org/huyck-research-grants.html

    3. National Science Foundation Graduate Student Funding:
    Offers all types of science funding opportunities ranging from physical to social science.
    http://www.nsf.gov/funding/education.jsp?fund_type=2

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  2. 1. American Society of Horticulture Science – Travel grant to the annual conference for ASHS. http://www.ashs.org/?page=TravelGrants
    As long as a poster is presented at conference.

    2. American Society of Plant Biologists – Travel Grant to attend the ASPB 2016 conference. https://aspb-travelgrants.secure-platform.com/a

    3. American Floral Endowment JAMES K. RATHMELL, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR HORTICULTURAL WORK/STUDY ABROAD
    http://endowment.org/scholarships/

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  3. These are the (mainly microbiology-related) sources of travel/conference funding that I’ve found:

    1. The American Society of Microbiology (ASM) offers a wide variety of travel grants to students, faculty, and postdocs/fellows to help travel to both national and international conferences organized by ASM and other unaffiliated organizations. Some of the grants that I looked into ranged from $750 to $2000, and some of the international grants were up to $5,000 (http://www.asm.org/index.php/travel-grants-2)!

    2. The Microbiology Society (Europe) offers some travel grants to students and postdocs who are members and are presenting at any of the society’s year-round sponsored conferences. Most of the conferences appear to take place in the UK, but international applications are still allowed and award up to $850 to help cover costs (http://www.microbiologysociety.org/grants-prizes/travel-research-funds.cfm/travel-grants).

    3. The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has grants and awards for graduate students or postdoc fellows to travel to different parts of the US either for research or to attend related conferences. Many of these travel grants are aimed to fund foreign students to travel to the US, but there are also awards for US citizens conducting similar research. Grants range from $700 to $2000 (http://www.esa.org/esa/about/esa-awards/).

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    1. NextBio:
      NextBio, a software company in the life sciences, is holding a competition for Student Travel Grants that will help the winners attend the scientific conference of their choice. The grants are for student researchers currently enrolled in an M.S., M.D., or Ph.D. program and registered with Nextbio. Applicants must submit a one-page essay telling how NextBio has assisted them in their research and must include a link to the applicant’s NextBio profile. First, second, and third-place winners will receive funding of $1000, $500, and $250 respectively. Grant applications must be submitted to NextBio by 30 March 2010. Recipients will be notified by 29 April 2010.

      Pasteur (Specific to virology/microbiology):
      The Pasteur Foundation offers travel grants for American scientists who have already registered to attend the International Congress on Viruses of Microbes at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. Applicants must be Ph.D. students or postdoctoral researchers who will be presenting a poster or oral presentation at the meeting. Zuccaire Travel Grants-Viruses of Microbes offer funding up to $2000 to attend the conference, which will take place 21-25 June 2010. Send all necessary documents to pasteurus@aol.com and virusmicrobes2010@pasteur.fr. The application deadline is 1 April 2010.

      Link with NextBio and Pasteur Information: http://blogs.sciencemag.org/sciencecareers/2010/03/student-travel.html

      Non-NIH Funding Opportunities for Predoctoral and Graduate Researchers:
      This site contains many Travel Support opportunities through multiple organizations (AAAS, AAUW, ASM, etc.). I liked this site because they’re all listed on one page as opposed to conducting multiple searches. It’s specific to people early in their PhD programs or Postdoctoral work.

      Non-NIH Funding Opportunity website:
      http://www.fic.nih.gov/Funding/NonNIH/Pages/travel.aspx

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  4. NextBio:
    NextBio, a software company in the life sciences, is holding a competition for Student Travel Grants that will help the winners attend the scientific conference of their choice. The grants are for student researchers currently enrolled in an M.S., M.D., or Ph.D. program and registered with Nextbio. Applicants must submit a one-page essay telling how NextBio has assisted them in their research and must include a link to the applicant’s NextBio profile. First, second, and third-place winners will receive funding of $1000, $500, and $250 respectively. Grant applications must be submitted to NextBio by 30 March 2010. Recipients will be notified by 29 April 2010.

    Pasteur (Specific to virology/microbiology):
    The Pasteur Foundation offers travel grants for American scientists who have already registered to attend the International Congress on Viruses of Microbes at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. Applicants must be Ph.D. students or postdoctoral researchers who will be presenting a poster or oral presentation at the meeting. Zuccaire Travel Grants-Viruses of Microbes offer funding up to $2000 to attend the conference, which will take place 21-25 June 2010. Send all necessary documents to pasteurus@aol.com and virusmicrobes2010@pasteur.fr. The application deadline is 1 April 2010.

    Link with NextBio and Pasteur Information: http://blogs.sciencemag.org/sciencecareers/2010/03/student-travel.html

    Non-NIH Funding Opportunities for Predoctoral and Graduate Researchers:
    This site contains many Travel Support opportunities through multiple organizations (AAAS, AAUW, ASM, etc.). I liked this site because they’re all listed on one page as opposed to conducting multiple searches. It’s specific to people early in their PhD programs or Postdoctoral work.

    Non-NIH Funding Opportunity website:
    http://www.fic.nih.gov/Funding/NonNIH/Pages/travel.aspx

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  5. 1. American society for Photogrammetry and Photo Interpretation
    Western Great Lakes Region
    Student Travel Grant: $500
    http://wgl.asprs.org/travelgrants/

    2. North American Lake Management Society
    Student travel, registration and accommodations grant: For student presenters only
    http://www.nalms.org/home/conferences-and-events/student-travel-grants/student-travel-grants-home.cmsx

    3. International Moose Symposium
    Newcomer award: $1500 (That’s a Canadian dollar sign)
    http://mwf.mb.ca/2016MooseConference/awards.html

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