Spring 2021 Call for Virtual Networking Events Are you looking to connect with fellow biophysicists? Do you have an idea for a virtual networking event? BPS can help! BPS is calling for Virtual Networking Events to be held in 2021. Past events have included career panels and programs of short talks from different institutions. The format is up to you! The goal is to bring biophysicists together in an interesting way. Benefits of Hosting a BPS Virtual Networking Event: • BPS will provide the Zoom virtual platform for the meeting; • BPS will help you advertise the meeting (social media, emails, newsletter, etc.); • BPS will provide slide templates for the presentation; • BPS will assist you in monitoring the meeting (someone from staff will be available to assist you during the meeting if it is held during BPS normal working hours of 7 am -5 pm USA Eastern). All current Society members are eligible to apply. Please note that your event must meet the following requirements: • The event should be no longer than one day; • It should be a stand-alone event (not part of a larger conference); • The event should promote interaction between different institutions and/or communities; • There should be an emphasis on promotion of biophysics; • A meeting size of approximately 25 to a maximum of 100 attendees is best; • It must be advertised prominently as a BPS-sponsored event; and • If there is a speaker list, it should include graduate students and postdocs. BPS will be accepting networking event proposals for events occurring in July 2021 and beyond. The networking event sub- mission site will be open March 16 – April 30, 2021. Applicants will be notified of the results in June. For more information about the proposal requirements, and to view past and upcoming networking events, please visit www.biophysics.org/networking-events. Call for BPS Ambassadors Program
Are you an advocate for biophysics education and knowledge sharing? If so, please consid- er applying for the BPS Ambassador Program. BPS works hard to continue to develop bio- physics as an inclusive, interdisciplinary international field. The Ambassador Program will create a global network of BPS members that will serve as local Society resources in their specific countries or regions to promote the field and foster conversations around biophys- ics. As an Ambassador you will play a key role in providing the Society with relevant local content to share with the membership and will serve as BPS’s go-to contact in your coun- try and region. Through this program, the Society hopes to grow the biophysics network by educating and inspiring others to pursue careers in biophysics and further develop its advocacy efforts around the world.
Empowering Biophysics Globally
Currently, there are BPS Ambassadors in Argentina, Canada, India, Malaysia, Norway, Portugal, Turkey, and United Kingdom. At this time, we are only accepting applications from outside of those countries. An ideal country Ambassador is a mid-career to senior scientist, actively engaged in biophysics research and committed to remaining in the field for the duration of the Am- bassadorship, an active paid member of the Society in good standing, able to attend the Annual Meeting at the start of their term, has a working proficiency in English, and has a demonstrated ability to contribute to organizations or scientific societies outside of their normal job duties. To learn more about the program, Ambassador eligibility and benefits, please visit www. biophysics.org/outreach/ambassador-program. Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2021.
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