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January 4, 2016

Lasker lessons in leadership

The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation in conjunction with the International Biomedical Research Alliance and NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program have developed a unique 8 course/4 year leadership program entitled the "Lasker Lessons in Leadership" series. The aim of this series is to host distinguished scientists and outstanding biomedical leaders at the NIH to inspire future leaders amongst the NIH MD/PhD and PhD graduate students. The series will include two events per year focusing on different aspects of career development and leadership opportunities from the perspective of both senior and junior level scientists and biomedical leaders.

This event was originally designed for the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program, MD/PhD Partnership Training Program, Wellcome Trust, and Lasker Clinical Fellows. However, the Lasker Foundation would like to invite additional graduate students at the NIH that are interested in developing their leadership skills. 20 additional students from the NIH GPP community will be selected to join the 8-course program that will commence in January 2016. As senior students graduate, we expect 5-10 new 1st year students will be invited to join the program in the coming years.

To be considered, please provide your CV along with a very brief 2-3-sentence statement explaining why you think this program would be beneficial to your graduate training. A copy of the curriculum is attached.

The time commitment is minimal - just 2 half-day events per year.

Deadline for submission of your CV and statement is January 15, 2016 and should be e-mailed to Dr. Tom Wynn ( or Ms. Katie Soucy (

AAAS Mass Media science and engineering fellows program - applications open

The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program places science, engineering, and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. Fellows have worked as reporters, editors, researchers, and production assistants at media outlets that include the Los Angeles Times, WIRED, National Public Radio, National Geographic Society, and Scientific American.

The AAAS Fellows use their academic training in the sciences as they research, write and report today's headlines, while sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to the public. The Fellowship experience broadens the fellow's career path while increasing the public's understanding of science and technology. For additional information about the program visit Link

ASEAN Scientists for aSEAN-US Science and Technology Fellowship

The US Agency for International Development, the US Mission to ASEAN, and ASEAN have just launched the 3rd call for applications for the ASEAN-US Science & Technology Fellowship. Thematic focus areas this year include sustainable energy, climate change and variability, and science, technology, and innovation policy.

This one year fellowship embeds early to mid career scientists who are citizens and residents of ASEAN Member States (AMS) within their host country government for one year. Fellows apply their scientific knowledge and skills to helping their governments strengthen science based policy-making around ASEAN regional priority issues. The program also empowers the participating scientists to work more effectively at the science to policy interface throughout their careers, and enables them to support their countries' ASEAN integration efforts.

The application packet, eligibility requirements, and further details about the program are available hereExternal Link Applications are due by Feb 21 2016.


White House social and behavioral sciences Team Fellowship

We are excited to announce that the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST) is currently seeking new team members to join us in Washington, D.C. for a one-year fellowship beginning in October 2016. Since our inception in 2014, we have completed over 15 randomized evaluations with a diverse set of agency collaborators. Learn more about the President's recent Executive Order "Using Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the American People," our 2015 Annual Report, our team and recent activities by visiting our website. External Link

Fellows and Associate Fellows translate insights from the social and behavioral sciences into concrete recommendations on how to improve Federal programs, policies, and operations. We work closely with agency collaborators to identify the opportunities for improvement and to evaluate the relative efficiency and effectiveness of proposed interventions.

To learn more about the responsibilities and qualifications of Fellow and Associate Fellows, and details on how to apply for this unique opportunity, please visit Link The deadline to submit an application is 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, January 24th, 2016.


FAES Graduate School Spring Registration open


Did you know that FAES offers programs of study called Advanced Studies in Public Health as well as Advanced Studies in Technology Transfer?

Take the opportunity to broaden your knowledge, earn credit or strengthen current skills by enrolling in our affordable and convenient classes.

Ask your supervisor how you might be sponsored to take an FAES course.

Online registration deadline is January 31, 2016. Browse more than 70 Spring 2016 courses in biomedical sciences, English and other languages, MCAT, GRE prep, and more at . We have added more than 10 new courses for the term:'s-new-2015-16


Hello PhD! - Podcast


Hello PhD is a podcast for scientists - and the people who love them! Each week on the show, we explore the human side of science and life in the lab. Past topics include dealing with critical lab mates, time management tips, postdoc salary, making time for outreach, and much more!

If you're a grad student, postdoc, or someone who calls lab home, we'd love for you to listen and join the conversation!

Web: External Link
Twitter: @hellophd
iTunes: External Link



Keystone Symposium Diversity in Life Science Program

The Diversity in Life Science Programs External Link provides diverse early career scientists, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students with the opportunity to receive travel awards to Keystone Symposia meetings (ABRCMS Scholars program; Early Career Investigator Travel Awards (ECITA); Underrepresented Trainee Scholarships; and the Fellows Program). Participants in the Fellows Program receive mentoring from Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) members and other professional development training in cellular and molecular biology. For more information on all DLSP programs, please go to: External Link

iBiology Young Scientist Seminar competition

The Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) is a video series produced by iBiology that features young scientists giving talks about their research and discoveries. As with all iBiology videos, the YSS videos are freely available online and widely viewed by an international audience of students, scientists, educators, and the public. Participants in the YSS series must apply to be selected. PhD candidates or postdocs with an interesting research story and good presentation skills are only eligible to apply. Four winners will attend a multi-day workshop led by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, a leading organization in training scientists to give effective talks.

For more information visit

2016 CNS-ASU Winter School Call for Applications

The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (CNS-ASU) will hold its fourth annual Winter School on the Anticipatory Governance and Responsible Innovation for Emerging Technologies from January 3-10, 2016.

Applications for 2016-2017 Global Health Corps Fellows are Open

Global Health Corps provides a yearlong paid fellowship for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity at existing health organizations and government agencies. Fellows are currently working in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia and the United States.

New Congressional Science Policy fellowship

TechCongress, in partnership with The Open Technology Institute at New America, is looking for three great tech-oriented thinkers for our first class of Congressional Innovation Fellows.Evolution of Success: Lessons from Women Leading Science

The steps centre 2016 summer school - may 16-27

Applications are invited from highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers working in fields around development studies, science and technology studies, innovation and policy studies, and across agricultural, health, water or energy issues.
Participants will explore the theme of pathways to sustainability through a mixture of workshops, lectures, outdoor events and focused interaction with STEPS Centre members. The Summer School takes place on the Sussex University campus, near Brighton, UK.
The deadline for applications is 27 January 2016 at 5pm GMT. There is a fee to attend, but scholarships are available. For details of how to apply, financial support, programme information, and materials from last year's event, visit the STEPS website: External Link


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