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*NEW Announcement* Feb. 2013
Updated April 2013
Travel Grants for Student Bloggers of Situating Science Cluster Workshops and Conferences Spring/Summer 2013
Are you an undergrad or grad student in a field associated with the humanities and social studies of science and technology? Interested in traveling to an event in the field of History and Philosophy of Science / Science and Technology Studies (HPS/STS) related to one of the Cluster’s themes to meet experts, learn and blog about new research?
Policies and Restrictions:
Limited number of student travel funds available per Cluster Workshop and Conference. Travel funding available per successful candidate can amount to up to 500$, possibly more. Restrictions apply.
As per SSHRC Cluster policy, the student should demonstrate experience researching or working in an area of study associated with the Cluster event or some Cluster research. Experience or association with the work of the Cluster's Director or a Co-applicant is an asset. Travel support can be supplied for non-Canadians and Canadians alike as long as the criteria are met.
Students should be traveling from out of town (at some distance from the event) and not already attending or funded. Funding and candidature possibly subject to Cluster Node or event organizer considerations.
See below for application information.
Cluster Workshops and Conferences Spring/Summer 2013:
Materiality: Objects and Idioms in Historical Studies of Science and Technology
May 3-4, 2013
Conference exploring materiality as historical object, intellectual resource, and scholarly expression. The grad. students at theYork STS department are having their own conference a few days before the Materialities conference on the theme of Materials and Methods, which may also be of interest.
Where is the Laboratory now?
“Representation”, “Intervention” and “Realism” in 19th and 20th Century Biomedical Sciences
June 7-9, 2013
Kananaskis, Biological Field Station of the University of Calgary
Workshop on the interplay of objects, theories and artefacts in medical representations and interventions.
More information on each of these events will become available on our website closer to their dates. Student travel funding to other Situating Science Cluster events may be eligible. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Submission of interest:
If interested, please submit a) a short resume of your educational background and research as it pertains to the field or event you would like to attend as well as b) a short explanation of why you are interested in the event topic and blogging. Submission of one PDF is preferred.
We ask that submissions of interest be submitted to the Cluster Centre (email@example.com) at least 2 weeks before the event you would like to attend. ***deadline waived in case of Materialities conference***
Successful candidates will be expected to report on the proceedings of the event, uploading blog reports shortly after the event. They will be given brief login and blogging information for the Situating Science website and are welcome to link up to existing blog sites. Blogs can be found here: www.situsci.ca/blog
Funding is processed after the event via reimbursement from the Cluster Centre. Students are to submit a completed and signed Situating Science Travel Claims Form with original receipts. Claimed travel costs (up to 500$, possibly more) must abide by SSHRC and Tri-Agency financial policies. More information on the process and policies is available at: www.situsci.ca-> “contact us”.
Please visit our website www.situsci.ca and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bodies in Motion: Translating Early Modern Science
Mar. 22-23, 2013
University of British Columbia
Workshop exploring modes and media of translation in the early modern world.
The Situating Science Strategic Knowledge Cluster, with the Institute of Science, Society and Policy, are seeking keen student bloggers from various disciplinary fields to discuss aspects of one or both of the following conferences:
Synthetic Biology at the Interface of Science and Policy
September 30, 2011, University of Ottawa
Hosted by the University of Ottawa’s Institute for Science, Society and Policy as part of the 24th annual Entretiens du Centre Jacques Cartier, this colloquium features a slew of national and international speakers. Keynote: Michele Garfinkel (EMBO and J. Craig Venter Institute) – Synthetic Genomics: Science and Governance.
Frontiers in Research 2011: Our Post-Human Future
November 15, 2011, University of Ottawa
Hosted by the University of Ottawa and developed in partnership with the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, the speakers at this conference include Arthur Carty (Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology and former national science advisor to the Prime Minister), Andrew Hessel (Bioinformatics-Biotechnology Co-Chair, Singularity University), Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann (MIRELab, University of Geneva), Fiona Miller (Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto), Gregor Wolbring (Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, University of Calgary).
Submission of interest:Please submit a short resume of your educational background and research as well as an explanation of why you are interested in the topic of either event and why you would like to blog about it. Please submit by the deadlines posted above.
Please contact email@example.com for more information.