We are very excited to announce a new sponsor for ScienceOnline2010! It is National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). Among some other ways they will help the meeting get bigger and better than ever, the good folks at NESCent are also going to help two bloggers with travel costs to the conference. Read carefully how you can get one of these two grants:
Application deadline: December 1, 2009
Are you a blogger who is interested in evolution? The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) is offering two travel awards to attend ScienceOnline2010, a science communication
conference to be held January 14‐17th, 2010, in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park.
The awards offer the opportunity to travel to North Carolina to meet with several hundred
writers, editors, scientists and educators to explore how online tools are changing the way
science is done and communicated to the public. Each winner will receive $750 to cover
travel, lodging, and other expenses to attend the conference. In addition, winners are
invited to spend the morning of Friday January 15th interacting with scientists at NESCent,
and to attend a lunch in their honor. For more information about ScienceOnline2010, visit: http://www.scienceonline2010.com/index.php/wiki/index/.
To apply for an award, writers should submit a blog post that highlights current or emerging
evolutionary research. In order to be valid, posts must deal with scientific results appearing
in 2009. Posts should be 750‐1500 words, and must mention the NESCent contest.
Two recipients will be chosen by a panel of judges from both NESCent and the science
Please send your name, contact information, the title and date of your blog post, and a
URL to email@example.com.
Winners will be notified by December 15th, 2009.
The purpose of this contest is to encourage the best of evolutionary writing on the Web.
The awards are sponsored by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center an NSF‐funded
research center operated by Duke University, North Carolina State University and the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Known by its acronym NESCent, the center’s
goal is to promote collaborative, cross-disciplinary research in evolutionary biology.
For more information about the center, visit www.nescent.org
Contact either of the program managers for more information about the contest:
Phone: 919‐668‐4544 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)
2024 W. Main Street, Suite A200 Durham, NC 27705
NESCent logos are available for download at: