• The National Research Council is seeking nominations for a committee that will review issues regarding genetically engineered crops, such as food safety and environmental and social issues. Potential committee members may be academics, government employees, and individuals from nongovernmental organizations or industry. To submit a nomination, send the nominee's name, affiliation, and a brief statement of expertise to GEcrops@nas.edu by 11 April 2014.

  • Dr. Simon Levin, a professor at Princeton University, has been awarded the 2014 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement for his research that revealed the multifaceted relationships between species and ecosystems. His work has played a foundational role in shaping environmental policy. Levin is a past recipient of the AIBS Distinguished Scientist Award.

  • The 2015-16 Fulbright Core U.S. Scholar Program is now open. The program offers teaching, research, or teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators, as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. There will be at least 71 awards available in the field of biological science. The application deadline for most awards is 1 August 2014. U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions visit http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/ or contact scholars@iie.org.


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