4/24/2014: Science, technology, and math
The Genetics Society of America is accepting abstracts for its Yeast Genetics Meeting, which will be held at U. of Washington at Seattle on July 29 to August 3. Abstracts may be submitted for either poster or platform presentation. Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material, and should only be submitted if at least one author plans to attend the meeting and present the work in either a poster or platform session.
Web site: http://www.genetics-gsa.org/yeast/2014
4/30/2014: Professional fields
The Women's Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University's School of Philanthropy offers a $5,000, one-year fellowship to support doctoral research and dissertation writing that contributes to understanding women's philanthropy or gender differences in philanthropic behavior. Applicants must be Ph.D. candidates at an accredited graduate school in the U.S. and have completed coursework and defended the dissertation proposal successfully. Visit the school's website for more details.
Web site: http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/wpi-doctoral-dissertation-fellowship
The Faulkner Society is accepting entries for the 2014 William Faulkner—William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. The competition is for previously unpublished work. Self-published and print-on-demand books are considered published. Books, stories, essays, and poetry previously published in their entirety on the Internet are considered published. Collections are not accepted in any category. The competition has eight categories with varying award amounts: novel, novella, narrative non-fiction, short story, novel-in-progress, essay, poetry, and short story by a high-school student. The overall general guideline for all categories is "ready for publication" with minor editing. The competition is open to all writers anywhere working in the English language regardless of race, creed, color, sex, ethnic origin, political persuasion or location of residence. Visit the society's website for more details.
Web site: http://www.wordsandmusic.org/competition.html