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The February 2005 issue is now available. Data sets and appendices can be downloaded from here.
The Society for Systematic Biologists invites proposals for symposia at the 2006 SSB meeting to be held at the State University of New York, Stonybrook June 23-27, 2006. The meeting will be held jointly with the American Society of Naturalists and the Society for the Study of Evolution. Proposals should include (1) a descriptive title, (2) one or two paragraphs explaining the purpose of the symposium and its relevance to systematics, (3) a list of presentations including proposed speakers, their institutions or affiliations, and their presentation titles, (4) an indication of whether the speakers have been invited and whether they have agreed to participate, and (5) the proposed length of each talk.
The Society of Systematic Biologists is pleased to announce the availability of awards for revisionary taxonomy and systematics, modeled after the NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Advancing Revisionary Taxonomy and Systematics (ARTS) recently developed within the Systematics and Biodiversity Science Cluster. We are calling these 'mini-ARTS' grants. These awards are designed to allow SSB members (students, post-docs, and faculty) to spend a summer or semester apprenticed to an expert in a particular taxonomic group or to enhance revisionary taxonomic and systematics research in novel ways. Goals of this award program are to address constraints on our knowledge of undescribed biodiversity, assist in passing on taxonomic expertise before it is lost, increase the number of students with broad training in organismal biology and systematics, and support projects in biodiversity and taxonomy informatics as well as monographic and revisionary taxonomy. Activities can include a trip to the taxonomist's laboratory, pay for the taxonomist to visit the applicant's laboratory for a period of time, or pay for costs of computer time or development of interactive keys for electronic dissemination of systematics results. Requests for support may be in any amount up to $3,000. We expect to fund between 1-3 of these awards this year.
Scholarships and travel awards for scientists from developing countries will not be awarded until further notice.
As a result of a tight SSB budget the last several years, Scholarships and travel awards for scientists from developing countries will not be given until further notice.
The President's Award is given to a person who has made outstanding and sustained contributions to the field over the course of many years. The recipient is selected by three people - the past [chair], present and future presidents - and is given once every three years.
The Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB) announces the 2014 annual Graduate Student Research Award competition. The application deadline this year is March 31, 2014.The purpose of these awards is to assist students in the initiation (first two years) of their systematics projects and in the collection of preliminary data to pursue additional sources of support (e.g., Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants from the National Science Foundation) or to enhance dissertation research (e.g., by visiting additional field collection sites or museums). Applicants may be from any country, but must be members of SSB, and are advised to join the Society as soon as possible to facilitate their applications (to join go to: http://systbio.org/?q=node/6). Previous awardees may not re-apply, but previous applicants who were not selected for funding are encouraged to re-apply. Awards will range between $1200 - $2000 and approximately 10 - 15 awards will be made. The list of awardees below includes examples of successful proposals for you to download.
This Award is sponsored by Systematic Biology's publisher. The award is presented to the two best papers based on student research published in Systematic Biology during the previous year. The lead author must have been a student at the time the research was conducted. The Publisher's Award is $US 500 and is presented at the annual meeting to the student authors. If an article is co-authored by 2 or more students then special arrangements can be made to ensure appropriate recognition of each. The award was initiated with Volume 48 (1998) and the first award was presented at the 1999 meeting. The winner is selected by a committee consisting of the President and the Editor. No application is required.
To encourage students starting out in systematics the Society sponsors the following awards.
"Integrating biodiversity science for human well being"
Bringing together international experts from biological, ecological and socio-economic disciplines, the First DIVERSITAS Open Science Conference will be entirely dedicated to the most pressing questions in biodiversity science:
The Barcode of Life
The Genealogical World of Phylogenetic Networks
BMC Evolutionary Biology
Molecular Biology and Evolution