Research and Advocacy on Brain and Behavior
A Joint Boot Camp for Scientists and Journalists

Applications are now being accepted for an all-expenses-paid, 2.5-day boot camp designed to build media skills among researchers studying public health, social and behavioral science, and learning science relevant to school-aged youth. Researchers will receive media-focused communications training, including sessions on on-camera TV skills, honing messages for a media audience, interview skills, and relationship-building with journalists. To be held on March 19-21, 2020, at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in Baltimore, Maryland. All travel, accommodation, meals, and program costs will be covered by SciLine (a philanthropically supported service for journalists based at the American Association for the Advancement of Science). SciLine encourages scientists with diverse backgrounds—including gender identity, race and ethnicity, geographic location, level of seniority, and other factors—to apply. Applicants must be based in the United States or Canada. Applications must be received by January 6, 2020 - note that the application is simple! Click this link to learn more and apply online.

From the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE)
  1. NSF is recruiting for a Cognitive Neuroscience Program Director.  Details about the Cognitive Neuroscience position is on UsaJobs. The deadline has been extended to January 3rd.

  2. The Understanding the Rules of Life. Predicting Phenotype (one of NSF’s Big Ideas) has two solicitations with upcoming letter of intent deadlines.  Both of these have opportunities for SBE scientists.
    1. Understanding the Rules of Life: Microbiome Theory and Mechanisms; letters of intent (required) due January 17, 2020
    2. Understanding the Rules of Life: Epigenetics; letters of intent (required) due December 20, 2019
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