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GSAS Funding Opportunity Open to MA Students

Dear Students:

GSAS has announced a funding opportunity for GSAS graduate students, which you are encouraged to apply for. The Delores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship competition for grant year 2012-2013 is now open. This scholarship was established to “support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.”

More information on the fellowship–including the application–is available on the GSAS website, here: http://gsas.nyu.edu/object/grad.acadlife.zohrab. Contact the office of Academic and Student Life with questions by phone at 212.998.8060 or by e-mail at gsas.studentlife@nyu.edu.
The application deadline for the Delores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship is Friday, January 6, 2012.

Check Out Wasserman’s Funded Internship Award

via ‘The NYU Minute’

The Wasserman Center for Career Development is currently collecting applications for the Funded Internship Award for fall 2011. This $1,000 scholarship affords students the opportunity to participate in unpaid internships at non-profits, international organizations, arts institutions, and other industries that traditionally do not pay their interns. Applications are due by Monday, Oct. 3 at 12:00 noon. For more information, visit www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment/funded_internship.php or contact FundedInternshipAward@nyu.edu

Travel Grants Available for Students Studying Ancient World

NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies is once again offering grants for summer or term-time study through its Antonina S. Ranieri International Scholars Fund. These grants are intended to support academic travel abroad by Arts and Science undergraduate or graduate students who are studying any aspect of the ancient world. Grants are generally under $1,500 and may be taken in conjunction with other awards. The Ranieri Fund supports both independent study (e.g., research in foreign libraries) and participation in formal programs (e.g., Goethe Institute language courses, archaeological digs, and international conferences).

Students should submit a brief description of their project explaining how it relates to their studies, an itemized budget, CV, and detailed letter of support from an FAS faculty sponsor. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011 for this summer or the next academic year. Decisions will be made by the Advisory Committee of the Center, and winners will be notified of their decision on or about Friday, April 29.

For more information or to submit an application, email Dean Matthew Santirocco at cyberdean@nyu.edu.

The Dalai Lama Fellowship

New York University has been selected as one of nine universities to offer the Dalai Lama Fellowship, a new international educational program of the Dalai Lama Center.

One fellow will be chosen from each university to receive up to $10,000 toward a year-long project of his of her design in one of four focus areas:

1. diminishing violence;
2. mitigating income and wealth inequities;
3. encouraging cross-cultural and inter-religious communications and
understanding;
4. promoting environmental sustainability.

All full-time students – undergraduate, graduate and professional students – who will be enrolled at NYU in Academic Year 2011 – 2012, are invited to apply.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.nyu.edu/civic.engagement

Please direct any inquiries to civic.engagement@nyu.edu or 212 998-2329.

Call for Papers/Posters: International Society for the History, Philosophy, & Social Sciences of Biology (Due 2/28)

Dear Students:

Please note that the International Society for the History, Philosophy, & Social Sciences of Biology (ISHPSSB) is also offering travel support for some participants in their upcoming conference. The Call for Papers/Posters is below, as well as information about the application for travel support. You can also refer to the ISHPSSB website for more information, here: http://www.ishpssb.org/meeting.html

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Call for papers

ISHPSSB Program Co-Chairs Chris Young and Mark Largent hope you are already thinking about papers and sessions for the 2011 meeting in Salt Lake City.

To be sure you are getting the most up-to-date information about the meeting, subscribe to the ISHPSSB listserv by clicking on the Listserv link at www.ishpssb.org

ISHPSSB officers have set up a bulletin board where you can suggest a session, or review sessions that have been proposed so far. For now, only members can post on this bulletin board, so you might check on your membership status and then start sharing ideas. The bulletin board link is http://ishpssb.onefireplace.com/

Our expectation for the Salt Lake City meeting is that we will have more cross-disciplinary sessions than ever before. In addition, we expect that all sessions will be geared toward wider audiences. This was a major thrust of the discussions that came out of the Brisbane meeting in 2009. Every scholar has numerous meetings in which to present work to her or his peers: historians speaking to historians, philosophers speaking to philosophers, sociologists speaking to sociologists, and biologists from across the spectrum speaking to biologists within their specialty. ISHPSSB is uniquely situated to provide us the opportunity to talk to each other, across disciplinary boundaries, about biology studies. In order for this to happen, we need to think broadly about each other as an audience. We hope you will begin now to look for ways of collaborating.

A new feature of the program for 2011 will be a poster session. Please view the separate Call for Posters by following the link at: http://ishpssb.org/meeting.html

Presenters should think about ways their work will potentially connect to other sessions throughout the meeting. We hope this can be accomplished by thinking about the larger themes that are illuminated by your work. These themes are meant to be broad and overlapping, but will help to provide benchmarks for organizing sessions as well as signposts for people at the conference seeking out areas of inquiry. Some themes we have identified include: Civic engagement; Race; Policy, science funding, and scientific progress; Sustainability, environment, energy, and economics; Gender and LGBT; Genetic testing; Evo-Devo; and Education. Details about several of these themes can be found on the bulletin board, and more will be posted as we move forward. Please note that not all papers and sessions are expected to fit into one of the themes, and we hope that as we see work that pushes beyond these categories we can all be more aware of the new directions scholars and members of ISHPSSB are taking.

Of course, we welcome sessions in all areas of our fields; individual paper submissions are also welcome. The basic time unit for sessions will be 90 minutes. As soon as the registration pages are up and running, you may submit a freestanding paper proposal. This should happen in late November. Until then, we encourage you to be looking for colleagues throughout the world who will complement your work in a session. We would like this to be a productive time for identifying collaborators. During this time, we encourage scholars to comment on the specific themes described above. You may contribute to this discussion online using the ISHPSSB bulletin board. If you would like to suggest a theme that will strengthen our multi-disciplinary and cross-session collaboration, please contact Chris Young and Mark Largent at program@ishpssb.org

The deadline for paper proposals will be February 28, 2011. We hope you will be checking back regularly on the bulletin board to identify how your work may connect with other potential proposals.

Please also keep in mind the ISHPSSB policy on multiple participation: no one may present in more than one session; exceptions are made for those who organize another session, comment in another session, or give a short plenary address. Individuals may serve more than one function in a given session, e.g., chair and presenter. In addition to these roles, individuals may also present a poster in the poster session.

If you have questions about your session or paper idea, or about procedures, please contact the Program Co-Chairs, Chris Young and Mark Largent: program@ishpssb.org

Chris Young, Department of Biology, PO Box 343922, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI 53234; (414) 382-6197.

ISHPSSB would like to encourage sessions that:?

a) combine more than one disciplinary perspective;

b) include participants from more than one institution and/or nation;

c) promote the interaction of junior and senior scholars, including students.

Program guidelines include:

(1) The program co-chairs, in consultation with the program committee, and consistent with site constraints, will organize a rich, diverse, and high quality program.? While it is the intention of the Society to be as inclusive as possible, the program co-chairs have the discretion to reject papers or sessions that are truly inappropriate for these meetings or that do not meet basic standards of communication. The program committee is available to assist the program co-chairs in judging borderline cases.

(2) No one may present in more than one session. An exception is made for those who organize another session, comment in another session, or give a short plenary address. Individuals may serve more than one function in a given session, e.g. chair and presenter.

(3) Each regular session must have a minimum of three presenters.

(4) Multiple sessions on a given topic should be identified with titles that distinguish the particular focus of each session, rather than merely serialize the topic.

(5) All accepted participants must pre-register for the conference in order to be included in the program.

Members of the 2011 Program Committee include:

Callebaut, Werner callebaut@kli.ac.at

Millstein, Roberta secretary@ishpssb.org

Santesmases, María Jesús mjsantesmases@ifs.csic.es

Suárez, Edna ednasuarez@ciencias.unam.mx

Stotz, Karola karola.stotz@gmail.com

El-Hani, Charbel charbel@ufba.br or charbel.elhani@gmail.com

Largent, Mark (co-chair) program@ishpssb.org

Young, Chris (co-chair) program@ishpssb.org

Call for Posters

ISHPSSB Program Co-Chairs Chris Young and Mark Largent hope you are already thinking about papers and sessions for the 2011 meeting in Salt Lake City.

To be sure you are getting the most up-to-date information about the meeting, subscribe to the ISHPSSB listserv by clicking on the Listserv link at www.ishpssb.org

This will be a dynamic setting for scholars to present their work in progress as well as expand on the implications of work completed in an interactive setting. The program co-chairs are actively soliciting posters from a wide range of scholars, providing for interaction among all participants. This setting will engage biologists, historians, sociologists, and philosophers alike. Our local arrangements team is providing a comfortable setting with refreshments readily available.

Posters are always useful in broadening the participation of scholars. We expect to see graduate students as well as experienced scholars presenting and participating in the poster sessions. A time in the program will be dedicated to the poster session. During this time, creative presentations are encouraged.

Although less common in meetings of historians and philosophers, poster sessions are a standard venue for biologists, social scientists, and educators, where scholars regularly present their work. Of special note, a poster session offers the possibility of far more time to engage in dialogue with others about one’s work than a regular session does.

At ISHPSSB 2011 in Salt Lake City, scholars who are presenting a paper will also be allowed to present a poster, if proposals are submitted and accepted for both formats. In particular, posters that represent work that is in very early stages may be accepted for the meeting, and the ensuing dialogue may be most valuable to a scholar developing a new project.

As soon as the registration pages are up and running, you may submit a freestanding paper proposal. This should happen in late November. The deadline for poster proposals will be February 28, 2011. We hope you will be checking back regularly on the bulletin board to identify how your work may connect with other potential proposals.

Please also keep in mind the ISHPSSB policy on multiple participation: no one may present in more than one session; exceptions are made for those who organize another session, comment in another session, or give a short plenary address. Individuals may serve more than one function in a given session, e.g., chair and presenter. In addition to these roles, individuals may also present a poster in the poster session.

For those who may not have created a poster for an academic meeting before, good guides already exist on many scientific society webpages. Here are two

examples:

http://www.asp.org/education/howto_onPosters.html

http://www.ncsu.edu/project/posters/NewSite/

If you have questions about your poster idea, or about procedures, please contact the Program Co-Chairs, Chris Young and Mark Largent: program@ishpssb.org

Chris Young, Department of Biology, PO Box 343922, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI 53234; (414) 382-6197.

Members of the 2011 Program Committee include:

Callebaut, Werner callebaut@kli.ac.at

Millstein, Roberta secretary@ishpssb.org

Santesmases, María Jesús mjsantesmases@ifs.csic.es

Suárez, Edna ednasuarez@ciencias.unam.mx

Stotz, Karola karola.stotz@gmail.com

El-Hani, Charbel charbel@ufba.br or charbel.elhani@gmail.com

Largent, Mark (co-chair) program@ishpssb.org

Young, Chris (co-chair) program@ishpssb.org

Graduate Student Travel Support for ISHPSSB2011 (application form)

ISHPSSB supports travel to the biennial meeting for graduate students using funds made available through memberships, donations to the society, and proceeds from past meetings. Some NSF funding may also be available. The society’s allocation of support for graduate student travel is determined by these priorities: (1) students who are presenting papers at the biennial conference or participating in ISHPSSB governance; (2) students who have never received previous funding; and (3) students who did not receive funding at the previous ISHPSSB meeting.

The society has the financial means to support only a portion of travel costs for students whose applications are successful. Award amounts will depend on the total amount of funding available to ISHPSSB, the relative cost of travel between the students’ locations and Salt Lake City, and the ability of applicants to access additional resources. For ISHPSSB 2009 in Brisbane, award amounts averaged about USD 600.

Application forms are available at http://www.ishpssb.org/GradStusupportISH2011.rtf. Send applications and supporting documentation to Lisa Gannett, ISHPSSB Treasurer: via email attachment to lisa.gannett@smu.ca; via fax to Department of Philosophy, Saint Mary’s University, (902) 491-6286; or via regular mail to Department of Philosophy, Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie St., Halifax, NS, B3H 3C3, Canada.

For your application to be considered complete, you must (i) provide documentation of your travel costs (copy of receipt, travel agent quote, screen shot from airline website or site such as Expedia or Travelocity, etc.) based on best available fare, and (ii) ensure that your graduate advisor sends an email to lisa.gannett@smu.ca confirming the amount and source of any additional financial support you have available and that you are currently enrolled as a full-time graduate student in good standing.

The deadline for receipt of complete applications is april 15 2011 This deadline is firm: NO LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED .

N.B.: Once you send in your application, it is your responsibility to keep your file up to date by providing prompt notification of any changes in your circumstances (attendance at the meeting, status as a full-time graduate student in good standing, itinerary, estimated travel costs, expected financial support, etc.). The Travel Support Committee will process the applications and notify applicants of the results by early to mid-May. Any award that you are offered at this time will be contingent on the information that has been provided and subject to adjustment should your circumstances change. To receive your award, you will be required to submit a completed reimbursement form and original travel receipts (including all boarding passes) within one month following the conference.