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Young Scientist Seminars Competition

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The Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) is a video series produced by iBiology that features early-career 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. Speakers in the YSS series must apply by December 17, 2018 (11:59pm PT) to be selected.

Qualification

U.S. and international pre-doctoral graduate students (i.e. PhD candidates) and post-doctoral fellows in any field of the biological sciences are eligible to apply. Although you are not required to be a PhD candidate to be eligible to apply, your research story should be close to publication or have been recently published to be considered.

To Apply

Each application must include:

  • A short statement (3000 characters maximum, including spaces) explaining why you (the applicant) are applying to the YSS competition and how you would benefit from participating.
  • A 2-page CV or resume that highlights: research experience, scientific presentation experience and awards, and science communication, outreach or education activities.
  • A short written description (3000 characters maximum, including spaces) of the scientific discovery that you (the applicant) would like to share on camera and its importance, for a non-expert but scientific audience (e.g. an undergraduate student in the biological sciences). This short research description should make clear why the research is interesting and novel, and explain the 'so what?' of your work. You are welcome to use stories and analogies to accomplish this. You DO NOT need to submit a video for this.
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member (emailed separately) that comments on the applicant’s scientific merit and communication skills. Recommenders should send a signed letter of recommendation (in .pdf format) attached to an email to yss@ibiology.org with “[APPLICANT LAST NAME, FIRST INITIAL]” in the subject line.

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Posted on 25 Oct 2018.

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