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Sep 18, 2017

Society for Systematic Biologists Mini-ARTS Awards

Mini-ARTS Awards

The Society of Systematic Biologists is pleased to offer Mini-ARTS awards to enhance taxonomic knowledge. These awards are for revisionary taxonomy and systematics, modeled after the NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Advancing Revisionary Taxonomy and Systematics (ARTS) recently developed within the Systematics and Biodiversity Science Cluster. We are calling these 'Mini-ARTS' grants. These awards are designed to allow SSB members (students, post-docs, and faculty) to spend a summer or semester apprenticed to an expert in a particular taxonomic group or to enhance revisionary taxonomic and systematics research in novel ways. Goals of this award program are to address constraints on our knowledge of undescribed biodiversity, assist in passing on taxonomic expertise before it is lost, increase the number of students with broad training in organismal biology and systematics, and support projects in biodiversity and taxonomy informatics as well as monographic and revisionary taxonomy. Activities can include a trip to the taxonomist's laboratory, pay for the taxonomist to visit the applicant's laboratory for a period of time, or pay for costs of computer time or development of interactive keys for electronic dissemination of systematics results. Requests for support may be in any amount up to $3,000. We expect to fund between 1-3 of these awards this year.

How to Apply

We expect to announce the 2017 Mini-ARTS competition in the summer, with a deadline in mid-to-late fall.

Applicants may be from any country, but must be members of SSB, and are advised to join the Society as soon as possible to facilitate their applications. A complete application includes:

  • Application materials required:

    • a brief description of the project, including a separate section justifying the importance of the taxon and the revisionary work

    • an itemized budget (narrative plus budget should not exceed 2 pages)

    • literature cited 

    • the applicant's CV

  • Letters of support should be arranged from:

    • the taxonomic expert collaborator 

    • If the applicant is a student or post-doc, please also include a reference letter from the advisor

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Apr 28, 2017

Closing date: 09 June 2017

Scientific Officer – Curator, Ichthyology, Australian Museum Sydney

Salary Classification: Scientific Officer Grade 4 ($106,805 - $112,228) with a total remuneration package up to $124,404 per annum

Employment Status: Temporary full time employment for a period of up to 4 years

Location: Sydney CBD

Enquiries: Cameron Slatyer 02 9320 6221 or Amanda Hay 02 9320 6310

Closing date: 30 April 2017

Fellowship: National Library of Australia 3 month fellowships for 2018 Now Open

Apr 19, 2017

Closing date: 8 May 2017

ABRS Student Travel Grants round for 2016-17 is now open

The Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) Student Travel Grants round for 2016-17 is now open.  The ABRS Student Travel Grants offers financial support to postgraduate students studying at Australian institutions to travel to national or international conferences or workshops relevant to both the student’s research program in taxonomy or systematics and the ABRS Priority Areas for Research Grants  at:


Amounts of either $750 (GST exclusive) for domestic travel or $1,500 (GST exclusive) for international travel are available.  


For more information regarding the Student Travel Grants or for an application form, please see the ABRS website:


Applications close at 2pm* Monday 8 May 2017


Please contact the Australian Biological Resources Study on with any questions.

*2pm Australian Eastern Standard Time

Apr 23, 2017

Closing date: 30 April 2017

Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (3 posts), School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointments as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (3 posts) in the School of Biological Sciences, preferably to commence on October 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The posts will initially be made on a three-year term basis with consideration for tenure during the second three-year appointment.

Applicants must have a substantial record of quality research, and should be able to enhance the School's international reputation. Information about the School can be obtained at  The appointees are expected to strengthen at least one of the three research clusters in the School of Biological Sciences, viz. Endocrinology, Plant Science, or Ecology & Biodiversity (which includes activities at the Swire Institute of Marine Science). They will also be encouraged to develop interdisciplinary collaborations between these three clusters and other departments within the Faculty.  It is anticipated that the appointees will have a light teaching load during the first contract.    

Enquiries about the post should be sent to Professor D. Dudgeon, Director of the School (e-mail: Applicants should indicate which research cluster they intend to align with and send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V., a covering letter setting out how they would contribute to at least one of the School's three research clusters, and three reference letters to  Please indicate clearly which level they wish to be considered for and the reference number in the subject of the e-mail. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at Further particulars can be obtained at Closes April 30, 2017. Interviews are expected to be held between June 19 and 23, 2017.

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