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Site update and dates for your calendar

Posted by on September 15th, 2011

Scheduled Node Maintenance:

This weekend (September 16-18) we’re upgrading the system that the Node runs on (WordPress), so you may not be able to access the site at times. Everything should be working again on Monday, but as always, if you spot anything unusual, let us know.

Update 18/9: the site upgrade is now complete, and everything works - as far as we can tell (again, do let us know if something seems weird.)

Dates for your calendar
In the recent survey about the Node, a few people asked to be kept up to date of various scholarships and registration deadlines. Here is a selection of upcoming dates of interest, but this is by no means an exhaustive list. We’ll try to do these once in a while, but don’t hesitate to write your own posts to let people know about similar deadlines, or leave a comment below. Also make sure to check the eligibility of all scholarships and grants before applying.

Conference registration deadlines.
Keystone announced a few upcoming deadlines for conference abstract submissions, including dates for the following meetings:
September 19 – abstract & scholarship deadline for “Angiogenesis: Advances in Basic Science and Therapeutic Applications” (January 16-21, 2012)
September 20 – abstract & scholarship deadline for “Epigenomics” joint with “Chromatin Dynamics” (January 17-22, 2012)
September 21 – abstract & scholarship deadline for “Cardiovascular Development and Regeneration” (January 22-27, 2012)
October 6 - abstract & scholarship deadline for “Gene silencing by small RNAs” (February 7-12, 2012)

Grants and fellowships:
October 11 - The NSF announced an application deadline of October 11 for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB). For 2012 this fellowship is limited to certain areas: (1) Broadening Participation in Biology; (2) Intersections of Biology and Mathematical and Physical Sciences; and (3) National Plant Genome Initiative Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.
November 1 – Sir Henry Wellcome PostDoctoral Fellowships. See their website for other grant deadlines.
November 18 – NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Travel funding:
September 30 – Deadline for The Company of Biologists Direct Travel grants, which fund travel for conference attendance.
October 31 - EDEN has research exchange funds available for US-based eco-evo-devo researchers (graduate students, postdocs, faculty).
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