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Wednesday, February 16, 2011


WEBS: Symposium for Early Career Female Biologists

WEBS (Women Evolving Biological Sciences) is an annual three-day symposium aimed at addressing the retention of female scientists and issues related to the transition of women from early career stages to tenure track positions and leadership roles in academic and research settings. Past WEBS symposium in 2007, 2008 and 2010 were huge successes. Early career participants as well as our senior scientist panelists reported feeling inspired and equipped with new connections and tools that they expect will help them in their career in the years to come. We would appreciate your assistance in passing along this information to any of your colleagues who you think will be interested in our program.

WEBS targets early career women in the Biological Sciences with an emphasis on ecology and evolutionary biology. In particular, it focuses on women who have earned their doctoral degrees within the past two to eight years and who do not have tenure, in order to address the critical transition period from graduate studies and post-doctoral positions to permanent research and teaching positions. The symposium will provide a forum for professional development, including awareness and improvement of academic leadership skills; opportunities to establish mentoring relationships; and resources for developing professional networks. The 2011 symposium will be held at NESCent (National Evolutionary Synthesis Center) in Durham, NC, November 6-9, 2011.

Application Process Information

A complete application includes four online components and two email components:

We strongly advise applicants prepare the two personal statements (parts 1 and 2 of the online materials) BEFORE beginning the online application process. It will be possible to cut and paste the statement texts into the online form.

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