Workshop: MountainLake BiolStation. NSF- Early Career Writing Workshop. Aug5-9

Workshop: MountainLake BiolStation. NSF- Early Career Writing Workshop. Aug5-9

15 February, 2013


NSF-IOS Early Stage Writing Retreat
Mountain Lake Biological Station

Pembroke, VA
August 5-9, 2013
We invite applications from early-stage faculty from groups under-represented in Biology for an intensive writing retreat paired with a publication August 5-9, 2013 at Mountain Lake Biological Station in Pembroke, .
Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation IOS, the goal of the workshop is to support early-stage biologists from groups under-represented in biology to develop into consistent, creative, productive writers within their disciplines. Mentors with extensive expertise as editors and editors-in chief, department chairs, and senior scientists with highly successful publication records to will help participants develop strategies for productive publication. The group workshops will include topics such as: developing a scholarship/writing plan; time management and developing effective writing habits; knowing when you have enough data to make a paper complete; choosing the right journal and writing effective cover letters for manuscripts; communicating effectively with editors and reviewers; developing productive writing collaborations; and working with student coauthors. We also hope to foster community ties among participants that will continue to facilitate effective

scholarship and offer the concentrated opportunity to engage in productive writing.
Intended Participants: Post-docs and early-stage faculty from groups under-represented in biology. Priority will be given to participants 2-8 years out from their PhD. We define “under-represented” very broadly and plan to be very inclusive as we gather a group of participants who are diverse in many ways, including discipline of biology and type of institution.
Cost: Our NSF funding covers room, board and participation costs for approximately 30 early-stage biologists from under-represented groups. Participants are responsible for their own travel costs.
To apply, please visit For more information, contact Bronwyn Bleakley at
Workshop Organizers: Bronwyn Bleakley, Butch Brodie & Allen Moore

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