Thursday, October 1, 2009

Conference and Blog contest

Dear Colleagues,

Apologies if you have already received notice of this opportunity.

It is my great pleasure to announce that the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCENT) in Durham will be funding 2 travel awards for Science Online 2010 in Research Triangle Park, NC. This annual (un)conference ( to "explore science on the web" takes place January 15-17 and is free to attend. Two awards for $750 each are meant to offset the costs of participating in the conference and are open to anyone from any country. To qualify, you need to write a blog post about evolutionary research that was published in 2009!

"To apply for an award, writers should submit a blog post that highlights current or emerging evolutionary research. In order to be valid, posts must deal with scientific results appearing in 2009. Posts should be 750‐1500 words, and must mention the NESCent contest."

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Please spread the word on your own blogs, tweets, webpages, news blurbs ,etc. It is great for such a prestigious organization to support online science communication in this way!