Win a travel award for best evolution-themed blog post

Application deadline: December 1, 2011

Are you a blogger who is interested in evolution? For the third year in a row, the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) is offering two travel awards to attend ScienceOnline2012, a science communication conference to be held January 19-21, 2012, at North Carolina State University.

The awards offer the opportunity to travel to North Carolina to meet with several hundred researchers, writers, editors 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 and lodging expenses to attend the conference. For more information about the program for this year’s conference, visit http://scio12.wikispaces.com/Program+Suggestions.

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 research appearing in the peer-reviewed literature within the last five years. Posts should be 500-1000 words, and must mention the NESCent contest. Two recipients will be chosen by a panel of judges from both NESCent and the science blogging community.

You can submit your blog by emailing it to us at travel.award@nescent.org. Please send your name, contact information, the title and date of your blog post, and a URL.

Winners will be notified by December 15th, 2011.

For more information contact Craig McClain at cmcclain@nescent.org, or Robin Smith at rsmith@nescent.org.

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