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Call for Nominations: Society for Medical Anthropology Career Achievement Award, 2014
The Society for Medical Anthropology is pleased to announce its competition for the Career Achievement Award, 2014. Candidates may either be nominated or may self-nominate for the award. They 1) should not have already received the award; 2) should have advanced the field of medical anthropology through career-long contributions to theory and/or method; 3) should be successful in communicating the relevance of medical anthropology to broader publics; and 4) should be a senior scholar, typically someone who is about to retire, or has achieved emeritus status, or has passed the age of 65. The award includes a plaque, recognition at our annual awards ceremony, and $500. Please send a letter of nomination or self-nomination and a copy of the CV by the September 1, 2014 deadline to: Dr. Douglas A. Feldman, Chair of the Career Achievement Award Committee, at email@example.com.
Society for Neuroscience Science Educator Award
Deadline: May 7, 2014
$5,000 awarded to two outstanding neuroscientists who have made significant contributions to educating the public about neuroscience: one who conducts education activities full time, and one who devotes his/her time primarily to research while conducting outreach, policy and education activities.
If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-962-4000.
Society for Neuroscience Next Generation Award
More than $2,000 awarded to two chapter members or teams of members (one at pre/postdoctoral level and one at junior faculty level) for significant efforts in public communication, outreach, and education about neuroscience.
Call for Applications: Journalists in Aging Fellows Program
The 2014 application deadline is July 1.
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and New America Media (NAM) are welcoming applications — from journalists who cover issues in aging and/or who work for ethnic media outlets serving U.S. communities — for the fifth year of a joint fellowship program now supported by a grant from AARP. Stories resulting from the last four years are available on GSA's website. Once again, the John A. Hartford Foundation also is supporting one fellow, who will report on topics specifically related to the health and health care of older Americans.
By 2030, people age 65 and over will make up a full one-fifth of America's population, with a growing percentage of them representing ethnic minorities. The health and social consequences permeate every aspect of life in this country. For example, the first members of the huge baby boomer generation have already begun receiving full Social Security benefits. While America’s mainstream media have largely ignored this emerging story, most communities are poorly informed about the significant challenges — and opportunities — of the longevity revolution.
Dates and Location
Selected fellows will attend GSA’s 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting, which is taking place in Washington, DC, from Wednesday, November 5, to Sunday, November 9. This event will welcome 4,000 experts in the field of aging and the schedule includes hundreds of symposia, papers and posters — all featuring new research presented for the first time. At the meeting, reporters will find ideas for new stories and fresh angles on existing topics from Alzheimer’s disease to Social Security and Medicare to the latest biological discoveries.
Each fellow will be expected to participate in a special one-day preconference session (Wednesday, November 5) and at least two days of general meeting sessions (Thursday, November 6, and Friday, November 7). Fellows will also commit to completing one short-term story about any aspect of the meeting and a long-term in-depth project of their own design. The latter must be outlined in a one-to-two page proposal.
All articles must be published, broadcast, or posted through distributed or circulated news media entities rather than personal blogs, and will be required to include a note at the beginning or end noting that it was written/produced in conjunction with the fellowship. (Reporters will be provided text samples that may be adapted for different media.) The stories must reach an audience within the U.S.
This Journalists in Aging Fellowship Program will be fully administered by GSA and NAM. Neither AARP, the John A. Hartford Foundation, nor any connected corporate entities will have any involvement with or influence on the selection of proposals or editorial aspects of the projects.
Short-term stories: Fellows must produce a story of no less than 500 words (or comparable broadcast length) stemming directly from any aspect of the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting. The piece must be completed no later than December 24, 2014, and scheduled to be disseminated no later than December 31, 2014. The story can be a news report, feature, or commentary/blog covering the meeting itself or a study or discussion presented therein. Unlike the long-term project (see below), applicants need not propose a topic for the short-term story ahead of time, nor do they have to obtain advance approval from an editor/producer that the piece will be considered as an editorial assignment for publication or broadcast. The subject matter also need not be related to that of the long-term project. Selected fellows will be permitted to publish their short-term and long-term pieces through different media organizations, but it is still the Fellow's responsibility to see that the pieces are published in such a case. Therefore, applicants should indicate where they expect to place the short-term story if it will appear in a different news outlet than the long-term project.
The GSA meeting includes hundreds of symposia, papers, and posters in dozens of topic areas. Some months prior to the conference, reporters will be able to consult the interactive meeting planner, which contains the full program schedule.
Long-term projects: Each fellow will submit a proposal outlining a major story or series that she or he intends to research and write. The story or series should be of the fellow's own design, documenting and explaining a pressing issue that elders and their families or communities are facing.
The project deadline will be March 2, 2015, and it must be scheduled to be disseminated no later than June 1, 2015. The story or series need not be based on any session at the Annual Scientific Meeting, although reporters are invited to interview expert presenters or utilize articles published in GSA’s peer-reviewed journals.
Fellowship applicants are invited to make proposals on a wide range of subjects, such as caregiving challenges; dementia and its impact; intergenerational activities; healthy aging (including wellness and physical activity); safety education (e.g., falls and fall prevention); health disparities; elder abuse prevention; depression and social isolation; hunger; medication challenges; lifelong learning; art and creativity for older adults; aging in place; age-friendly communities; older-worker issues (e.g., career retraining and encore careers); and civic engagement (mentoring, volunteering, or otherwise “giving back” to society). Projects may, but are not required to, reflect at least one element of population diversity. This may include the involvement of diverse experts or facts about an issue’s effect on racial or ethnic groups.
Hartford partnership: Applicants whose long-term project proposals specifically focus on health and aging topics will be eligible to become the John A. Hartford Journalism in Aging & Health Fellow. While not restricted to the following health care topics, added consideration will be given to applicants who propose long-term projects covering: health care workforce issues and the ability of health professionals to deliver skilled geriatric care; the education and training of geriatric specialists in medicine, nursing, and social work; and models of health care delivery that integrate and improve services for older patients.
Both staff journalists and freelancers who apply must submit an agreement by his or her editor/producer to accept the long-term project proposal as an editorial assignment for publication or broadcast. Those who also serve as the principal editor/producer of a news outlet are also welcome to apply. These journalists need not provide a separate editor/producer’s assurance, but they should make their dual role as writer and editor/producer clear in the proposal.
Although the primary editor/producer for stories will be at each reporter’s news outlet, fellows will be encouraged to consult with project editor Paul Kleyman of NAM and the Journalists Network on Generations. With almost 40 years of experience writing on issues in aging, Kleyman works with journalists to consult with them on sources and background.
The stories resulting from this fellowship will first be published by each journalist’s media organization(s). NAM, GSA, AARP, and the John A. Hartford Foundation will then have the option to cross-post the stories — with full credit and links back to the primary publisher — and make them available to websites or, in the case of NAM, its network of ethnic media outlets.
Because journalists sometimes apply from media outlets with formats differing from that of NAM, such as those publishing magazine-length articles, selected reporters may be required to work with NAM’s editor to adapt articles to their approach. This may result in a shorter article or series of articles suitable for news service distribution. NAM will take responsibility for such editing, and fellows will have the right of final approval for adaptations before they are published.
Reporters proposing stories to be published or broadcast in a language other than English must agree to provide an English translation to NAM and GSA within two weeks of initial publication, or to provide images with a separate audio narration in English for radio or video stories. Multimedia slide shows should be provided with image captions in English. (All such stories would be cross-posted by NAM or GSA with links back to the story in the original language.)
Stipend and Travel
Each fellow will receive a stipend of $1,500, with half to be paid on arrival at the meeting and the rest upon completion of the long-term project. GSA will arrange and pay for all flights and hotel bookings (up to five nights — November 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8) in Washington, DC, and qualifying local travel expenses (e.g., cab, train, or bus fares) will be reimbursed.
Selection Process and Eligibility
The fellowship selection panel will include experts in gerontology and editorial professionals from NAM and GSA.
All journalists are eligible to apply except for past recipients of this fellowship. They will be notified separately of an opportunity to apply for a travel grant to attend the GSA meeting.
For further details about fellowship requirements and potential stories, contact NAM Ethnic Elders Editor Paul Kleyman at email@example.com or (415) 503-4170, ext. 133. For further details about how to submit an application, contact GSA Communications Manager Todd Kluss at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 587-2839.
American Association for the Advancement of Science Kavli Science Journalism Awards
The AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement for professional journalists in the science writing field. The awards recognize outstanding reporting for a general audience and honor individuals (rather than institutions, publishers or employers) for their coverage of the sciences, engineering and mathematics.
Since their inception in 1945, the awards have gone to more than 400 individuals for their achievements in science journalism. The winning journalists have helped to foster the public’s understanding and appreciation of science. Independent screening and judging committees select the winning journalists and their entries based on scientific accuracy, initiative, originality, clarity of interpretation and value in fostering a better understanding of science by the public.
Committees composed of reporters and editors judge the entries. The decisions of the judging committees are final.
The 2014 awards will be presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose, Calif. in February 2015. The award for each category is $3,000. AAAS will reimburse winners for reasonable travel and hotel expenses. In cases of multiple authors or producers, only one person’s travel expenses will be covered.
Starting in 2014, entries for the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards will be submitted online. Please provide your email address above to be notified when the online entry form is available.
Contest Year: 1 July 2013 through 30 June 2014
Deadline: All entries must be subumitted on or before 1 August 2014.
Call for Nominations: Society for Personality and Social Psychology Media Prize
Deadline: May 15, 2014
The Media Prize will recognize a person, normally outside the SPSP community, providing the best popular media piece or collection of pieces in the 2013 calendar year that conveys the contributions of personality or social psychology to the general public.
The intention is to have a broad and flexible definition of "piece”. This is the reason that "paper," article", or "publication" is not used in the Prize description. In addition to a written published piece, column, etc., a ‘piece’ can also be a radio series, regular TV segments, and blog posts, etc. Given the diversity of media today, it is hard to have a single work cover everything. Much more work is now being done to publicize our science in various media providing enormous amounts of information about our field to the general public.
One award may be given, but may have several contributors. The Panel is not obligated to award this prize annually.
The Media Prize is not to be confused with the Media Achievement Award. The Media Prize is for a set of work or single pieces in a given year. The Media Achievement Award reflects a long-term record of contributions over time.
Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by others.
The Award Nomination Panel also reserves the right to nominate potential recipients for this award.
Nominations can be very brief. Please email the Panel with the name of the nominee along with a few URL links or other electronic pointers to their work, and a few sentences about why you think they might be good candidates for recognition by SPSP.
Submit the nomination information electronically to MediaPrizeSPSP@gmail.com
Designate that the nomination is for the 2014 Media Prize.
The submission deadline is May 15, 2014.
The recipient will receive a $500 honorarium, a plaque, registration compensation, primary mode of travel coverage pluse one $75 supplement to cover travel incidentals, and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights of the convention at a SPSP designated hotel.
Recipients may decline the honorarium, if accepting it would present a professional conflict of interest or is against their employer's policy.
This 2014 Prize will be presented at the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference, which will take place in Long Beach, California, February 26-28, 2015.
Questions can be directed to the Chair at MediaPrizeSPSP@gmail.com
Call for Nominations: Media Book Prize for the Promotion of Social and Personality Science
Established in 2011 by SPSP, The Media Book Prize for the Promotion of Social and Personality Science honors a book written by a psychologist that makes a distinctive and important contribution to the field by promoting an understanding of the science of social and personality psychology to the general public.
Books serve an important role in promoting understanding of social and personality psychology to the general public. The aim of this Prize is to give recognition to the best book of the given year that presents social and personality psychology to broader audiences.
This Prize has several benefits.
It serves to recognize the role of books in promoting our science to the wider public.
Books are one way that people inside the field often contribute to getting the word out about our science making this a good mechanism to recognize those efforts (given that the other two Media Awards are meant to focus on SPSP outsiders).
The Award Nomination Panel has the option of not awarding a prize annually.
The recipient receives a $500 honorarium.
For the 2014 Media Book Prize, eligible books are those published during calendar year 2013, i.e. those with a 2013 copyright date.
Books that are unpublished and ‘in press’ are not eligible.
Published in 2013 means (as rightly interpreted) appears in print in 2013 (i.e. not in press or published in 2008).
The publication year is the year the book was first published, not subsequent publications, i.e. into paperback format.
This Prize is not open to edited academic volumes.
One award may be given each year, but the Panel is not obligated to award this Prize annually.
Two Options for Book Submission:
Hard Copy Books:
• Mail 4 copies of the book with a brief nomination letter to the SPSP office address below:
Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc.
1600 L Street NW, #1000
Washington DC 20036
• Hard copy books submitted cannot be returned.
Books in PDf or other electronic version (encouraged):
• Email the book’s E-file with a brief nominating letter to BookPrizeSPSP@gmail.com.
The recipient will receive a $500 honorarium.
This 2014 Book Prize will be presented at the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference, which will take place in Long Beach, California, February 26-28, 2015.
Questions can be directed to the Chair at BookPrizeSPSP@gmail.com
Call for Nominations: Society for Personality and Social Psychology Media Achievement Award
The Media Achievement Award honors a person, normally outside the SPSP community, who has a sustained and distinguished record for disseminating knowledge in personality or social psychology to the general public through popular media. A nominee could be a person who has made many smaller contributions over time, a journalist who has consistently written excellent articles about our research, etc. The Media Achievement Award is not to be confused with the Media Prize. The Media Achievement Award reflects a long-term record of contributions over time. The Media Prize is for a set of work or a single piece in a given year.
Nominations can be very brief. Please email the Panel with the name of nominee of along with a few URL links or other electronic pointers to their work, and a few sentences about why you think they might be good candidates for recognition by SPSP.
Submit the nomination information electronically to MediaAchievement@gmail.com
Designate that the nomination is for the 2014 Media Achievement Award.
Questions can be directed to the Chair at MediaAchievement@gmail.com
American Society for Cell Biology Committee for Postdocs and Students Outreach Awards
COMPASS Outreach Awards are intended to provide funds to ASCB members to promote science outreach projects--like visits to labs for students, organizing science fairs, or any other ideas for engaging the public.
In order for government funding of science to continue, we scientists must help people understand the importance of our work. For this reason, COMPASS is pleased to announce Awards for Outreach. These awards, of up to $1,000, will help ASCB members engage with local schools, science fairs, and society. We want to help you promote research, get the public excited about cell biology and improve the perception of scientists in your own local efforts.
The award can be used for food and refreshments, materials, equipment, books or brochures, transportation, prizes, etc.
To apply for this outreach award, you must be an active ASCB member, with priority given to Student and Postdoc members. Moreover, your event will have the support of a COMPASS member, who will be a liaison between you and the ASCB.
If you already have an idea of an outreach activity for your community, please proceed to the application requirements below. If not, we would like to encourage you to try one of these outreach ideas:
Bring students to your lab! Give a classroom of kids a full science experience by showing them where science is done and who does it.
Host a "Cell Biology Day" at your university, community center, church or any other venue that will draw public participation.
Are you judging a science fair? Ask for funds to give a special ASCB prize to a cell biology project.
A description of the proposed event, answering the following questions:
What are goals of the event?
Who is the event for?
What will you do during the event?
When will the event happen?
Where will you host the event?
How will the event benefit the local community/why do you think it's important?
What is the message you would like your attendees to leave with?
Organizers' CV. Up to 4 organizers / hosts allowed. Previous outreach experience should be highlighted.
A proposed budget, itemizing and justifying the spending.
A description of how you will document the event. (We want to show off your efforts so please provide fantastic photos, a heartfelt essay, examples of student's work, an edited video, or anything else that you do well that we can post on our website).
How you plan to acknowledge ASCB funding for your meeting?
Please submit your application in one pdf file to Christina Szalinski, COMPASS Committee Liaison.
First application deadline: April 15, 2014
Second application deadline: July 15, 2014
Third application deadline: October 15, 2014