Calendar of events, rewards and opportunities

Every week, we update this list with new meetings, awards, scholarships, and events to help you advance your career. If you would like us to feature something you offer to the bioscience community, send us an email with the subject line “For the calendar”. Offers from ASBMB members are given priority and we do not promote products/services. Learn how to advertise in ASBMB today.

Apply to Intern at the White House Science Office

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy offers paid internships. The office is responsible for advising the President and his team on all kinds of scientific and technological matters. Learn more if you’re considering a career in science policy.

October 17-21: NASA Bridge Program Workshop

The NASA Science Mission Directorate’s Bridge Program aims to improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at NASA and in the broader STEM community. The agency seeks to partner with minority-serving institutions, primarily undergraduate institutions and PhD-awarding universities, and offer paid student research positions “to transition students into science and engineering from undergraduate studies to graduate schools and employment by NASA,” according to the announcement. A virtual workshop will take place from October 17 to October 21. You must formally express your interest in attending. Learn more.

ASIP Virtual Seminars of Interest

The American Society for Investigative Pathology is hosting a series of introductory conferences for young investigators through the end of the year. Here is the schedule. Register.

October 19: Investigating Calcium Dysregulation and Viral Virulence Using Forward and Reverse Genetics — Thomas Gebert, Baylor College of Medicine

November 16: Modeling glut1 deficiency syndrome at the human blood-brain barrier in vitro using CRISPR-Cas9-edited induced pluripotent stem cells — Iqra Pervaiz, Texas Tech University of Health Sciences

December 14: Mechanisms of IL-6-Induced Endothelial Dysfunction – Ramon Bossardi Ramos, Albany Medical College

October 26: ASBMB Lipids Research Division Seminar Series

The Lipids Research Division of the ASBMB presents the work of young researchers in this monthly seminar. If you would like to present, please contact John Burke. Subscribe once to access the entire series.


October 26: Women’s Dead-end Work Webinar

In all sectors, jobs and seniority levels, women carry a heavier load of tasks that support the organization but do not advance careers. In this discussion, we’ll explore why this happens and what you can do to manage your unpromoted tasks. The first 20 people who register for the webinar will receive the book “The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work”. One of the authors, Laurie Weingart, will be a speaker. Register.


November 2: ASBMB Virtual Career Fair

Save the date for the ASBMB careers exhibition. This virtual event aims to highlight the diversity of career choices available to modern biomedical researchers. Regardless of your career stage, this exhibition will provide you with a plethora of career options to explore while simultaneously connecting you with professionals skilled in those careers. Each 60-minute session will focus on a different career path and will include breakout rooms with professionals from those paths. Participants can choose to meet in a small group with a single professional for the entire session or move freely between breakout rooms to benefit from the advice of several professionals. The sessions will feature the following five sectors: industry, government, science communication, science policy and others. The exhibition will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time) on November 2. Sign up.

November 6: deadline for policy documents

The Journal of Science Policy & Governance and the National Science Policy Network have called for papers for an issue featuring policy insights from the next generation of scientists. The deadline for submission is November 6. They encourage submissions “that highlight political opportunities and audiences related to the 2022 U.S. Midterm Elections at the local, state, or national level as well as related foreign policy issues.” Read the press release.


November 7: Debunking Misinformation Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of the science of misinformation and strategies to debunk misinformation. John Cook, research assistant professor at George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication, founder of the Skeptical Science website and co-author of “The Debunking Handbook 2020” will be the featured presenter. Cook will apply debunking strategies to the misinformation that occurs with biochemistry and molecular biology topics. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about how to apply these strategies to their own research, and just in time for Thanksgiving dinner interactions with friends and family! Register.

November 8: Apply for the Ben Barres Spotlight Awards

eLife newspaper let us know that they were accepting nominations until November 8 for their Ben Barres Spotlight Awards, now in their fourth year. These awards “will provide visibility and funds of up to $5,000 to researchers from underrepresented groups in biology and medicine or countries with limited research funding,” according to the award’s webpage. Check out past winners and learn more about the program.

November 9: Applications due for DOE Graduate Student Awards

The Department of Energy is accepting applications through Nov. 9 for its Office of Science Graduate Student Research Fellowship program, which places graduate students conducting thesis research at national laboratories or another host site in collaboration with scientists from the agency. Candidacy workshops are scheduled for September 19 and October 20. Learn more.

November 11: Rising Black Scientists Award Essay Deadline

Cell Press has launched its annual essay competition for the Rising Black Scientists Award. “The award is intended to break down barriers and create opportunity by providing funds to support professional development,” the award site says. There will be four winners: two undergraduate students and two graduate or postdoctoral students. Read the prompt and submit.


November 14: Deadline for nomination of ASBMB scholarship holders

Members of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are recognized for their contributions to society and their contributions to the advancement of molecular life sciences, whether through research, education, and mentorship, or d other forms of service to the scientific community. The deadline for nominations is November 14. Learn more.


November 30: summaries in time for #DiscoverBMB

If you plan to present your work at #DiscoverBMB, the ASBMB’s new annual meeting, the deadline for submitting abstracts is November 30. All accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. In addition, ASBMB members presenting themselves as first authors are encouraged to apply for the following awards, also before November 30:

You are not a member of the ASBMB? Sign up today to take advantage of these signup rewards and discounts.


December 6: Deuel lipids meets the early bird registration deadline

The ASBMB Deuel Conference is a must-attend event for leading lipid researchers – and for scientists who are just beginning to explore the role of lipids in their research programs. This event will bring together a wide range of people, including those who have never attended Deuel or perhaps a lipid meeting before. The conference is a forum for the presentation of new and unpublished data, and attendees appreciate the informal atmosphere that encourages free and open discussion. Interested scientists are invited to attend and trainees are encouraged to submit their abstracts by January 10. Learn more.

January 22: Deadline for science policy submissions

The Journal of Science Policy & Governance and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research have launched a new call for papers and competitions. The special issue “will feature early-career voices addressing global challenges in science policy and diplomacy,” according to Adriana Bankston, the journal’s CEO and editor-in-chief. Learn more.

FASEB Family Care Award

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology has launched the CARES (Career Advancement and Research Excellence Support) program, which provides financial support for the delivery of care, allowing members of the FASEB Society to continue their scientific training, professional development and their career progression. Read the eligibility criteria and apply.

IUBMB Relocation Assistance for Displaced Interns

The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is offering $2,000 to graduate and postdoctoral students displaced from their laboratories due to natural disaster, war, or “other events beyond their control that interrupt their training. “. The money is used for travel and settling. Educate yourself and spread the word to those who might need help.

On-Demand Webinar on Obtaining and Gaining Influence

The American Association for Anatomy is offering a free on-demand webinar titled “The Power of Suggestion: How to Obtain and Gain Influence.” It features Adele Cehrs, CEO of agency When and How, who explains “when the power of suggestion is most likely to work for individuals and how to use it to your advantage through traditional media and social media.” As we understand, AAA membership is not required (but you will need to create an account) to view the webinar. Here is a list of all of AAA’s open access webinars.


Call for proposals for virtual scientific events

The ASBMB provides members with a virtual platform to share research and scientific achievements and to discuss emerging topics and technologies with the BMB community.

The ASBMB will manage the technical aspects, market the event to tens of thousands of contacts and present the digital event live to a remote audience. Additional tools such as polls, Q&As, breakout rooms, and post-event Twitter chats can be used to facilitate maximum engagement.

Seminars usually last one to two hours. A workshop or a conference can be longer and even last several days.

Potential organizers can submit proposals at any time. Decisions are usually made within four to six weeks.

Propose an event.


Take over JLR’s Twitter account

If you are a graduate student, postdoc or early career researcher interested in hosting a #LipidTakeover, complete this application. You can spend a day tweeting from the Journal of Lipid Research account (@JLipidRes) about your favorite lipids and your work.

Jennifer C. Burleigh