Events at the Center

  • Keep Calm & Write On Writing Bootcamp - Thursdays - June 8, 15, 23, 30 – 8:30 am - 11:30 am RSVP
  • CIE June Social - Wednesday, June 14, 12:30 pm RSVP
  • Topic Based Lunch with Jennie Williams - Wednesday, June 21, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Writing Retreat in Southampton - Wednesday, June 21 - Sunday, June 25 RSVP
  • Research Café with Donald Willcox - Wednesday, June 28, 12:30-1:30 pm in the CIE. RSVP

Conferences, Fellowships, Forums and Networking Opportunities

  • 2017 MolSSI Software Summer School- Deadline June 10, 2017 – held July 24-August 2 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. The School will focus on first- and second-year graduate students in the computational molecular sciences (bio- and macro-molecular simulation, quantum chemistry, and materials science) whose research requires a firm foundation in software engineering and programming. This year's school is limited to 50 students, who will be selected based on the application linked below, which includes a current CV, a brief description of the need for advanced software development in the student's planned research, and two letters of recommendation.  Each student is expected to provide his/her own transportation to the School, but the MolSSI will provide room and board. Limited travel support is possible in cases of need. Apply here.
  • Cancer Health Disparities Training Program – Deadline June 10, 2017 –The Cancer Health Disparities Training Program is open to 1-3 students and offers research experience in interdisciplinary research that integrates patient diversity and cancer health disparity along with various forms of training.  Eligible students will have successfully completed their PhD qualifying examination in fields related to the etiology, biology, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or survivorship of cancer.  The program is not limited to a specific discipline and students from diverse disciplines are encouraged to apply (e.g., public health, genetics, medicine, nursing, dentistry, biomedical informatics, biomedical engineering and related fields).  More information
  • “Not Reading” University of Chicago English Graduate Conference - November 2-3, 2017 -  Reading is something we do a lot of. Yet every act of reading entails a decision, whether required or freely made, to not read something else. Sometimes this decision is a postponement, often an indefinite one. Time is finite, reading is slow, and the wealth of material we should or could read is inexhaustible; ultimately, it is unreadable. Not reading is therefore something we do a lot more of, yet we seldom talk or write about that. This conference aims to open up that conversation by inviting creative reflection on what is a necessary element in our scholarly work: not reading.  We are open to expanding this list with ideas from the submissions. Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (along with presentation title, institutional affiliation, phone number, and email address) to by July 2, 2017.  More information.
  • Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences - Deadline June 14, 2017 -  The Office of Proposal Development (OPD) is coordinating the institutional response to the announcement below regarding the 2017 Pew Biomedical Scholars.  Only one application will be accepted from any singleinstitution.  Therefore, interested parties should submit the following items to our office ( no later than Wednesday, June 14, 2017.
      • Research project summary (at least 2 pages)
      • Curriculum vitae
      • A letter of support from your chair 
    • An internal panel of faculty will make their decision by Friday, June 30th at which time the chosen individual will be informed and our office will submit the required documents for nomination in Pew's system by July 7th. 
    • The nominated faculty member will then be contacted directly by the Pew organization to complete an online application between July 21 (when the portal opens) and October 23rd at which time you will be asked to provide the following information:
      • CV - typed into the website portal directly
      • 6 Page Proposal - 6 pages does not include publications
      • Description of 3 main papers that directly relate to this proposal
    • 3 Reference letters:
      • Specifically 1 from a Thesis Advisor,
      • 1 from a Postdoctoral Advisor,
      • and 1 Reference Letter with the following characteristics: Someone who is familiar with your work who is: not an advisor, not from the same institution, not someone who you are currently or have collaborated with previously.
  • Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists –Deadline July 15, 2017 - Recent doctoral graduates in the life sciences may submit a 1000-word essay based on their thesis work. Four winners, in different categories, will be selected for this international award.  The winners will be published by Science, receive up to $30,000 in prize money and be honored in Stockholm, Sweden during Nobel week.
    • Categories include:
      • Cell and Molecular Biology
      • Ecology and Environment
      • Genomics and Proteomics
      • Translational Medicine
  • First Annual STRIDE Visualization Contest – Entry Deadline August 17, 2017 -  Come up with a new and exciting way to communicate your science and submit your best scientific visualization (static figure) for our first STRIDE-sponsored visualization contest! The contest is open to all SBU Graduate Students and will take place on August 22 in conjunction with STRIDE-Con--a day that promises to be an exciting exploration of policy, communication, and data visualization. (More details here). The winner of the visualization contest will receive a funded trip to Edward Tufte's one-day data visualization course! 
  • Beyond Equiano: Varieties of Blackness in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean Worlds 1500--1800, Thurs Oct 29, 1-5 and Friday Oct 30, 10-12 pm – Tentative Program
  • The Coming Intifada: Film-making and the Practice of Freedom in Palestine, Thurs Nov 5, 4 pm, HUM 1006.
  • The 24th annual Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference February 8-10, 2018, Scottsdale, AZ- Call for Papers: Deadline December 1, 2017- ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference exploring any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance and especially those that focus on the general theme of “Reading the Natural World:  Perceptions of the Environment and Ecology during the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance.”  More information


  • High School WISE Program Mentor Instructor – High School WISE encourages young women to expand their knowledge and passion in the STEM fields through participation in hands-on STEM experiences at Stony Brook University. H.S. WISE requires a three-year commitment from high school students beginning in the 10th grade.  Mentor Instructors are responsible for developing a fun and hands-on course to immerse a group of high school in their fields of expertise. Instructors provide firsthand experience in STEM applications for 10 sessions. The program begins in October and meets after school (between 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm) for 10-two- hour sessions throughout the academic year (bi-monthly). In addition to the 10 sessions, instructors must attend training sessions, group supervision meetings, and the H.S. WISE Orientation, and Capstone Event. This is a paid position.  Email application and resume to by June 9th, 2017. 
  • Graduate Assistant needed in Dean’s Office – The College of Arts & Sciences Dean's office has a 20 hour position opening effective immediately. This position is provides exceptional customer service to all visitors, employees and telephone inquiries to the Dean's Office of the College of Arts and Sciences. This individual requires a level of organizational skill, as well as the ability to manage multiple tasks and maintain professionalism, tact, and confidentiality. Those interested may inquire with the Human Resource Coordinator, Danielle Papaspyrou,  (More details here).
  • California State University, Dominquez Hills – Executive Director Search forthe Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political & Economic Institute: First review date of applications will be June 26, 2017.  Reporting to the Office of the President, the executive director will be responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the Institute, increasing awareness of issues fulfilling the Institute’s mission via commissioned research and white papers, and raising funds to support its activities via grants and donations. More information.
  • California State University, Dominquez Hills –Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship:  First review date of applications will be June 26, 2017.  Reporting to the executive director, the fellow will actively contribute to the running of the Institute. In addition to conducting their own research, the post-doc will be expected to attend and contribute to Institute activities such as organizing conferences and symposia, and liaising with community organizations and scholars. The fellow may request to teach a course on a topic of their own choosing. The incumbent may share responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, and other functions as may be assigned. The Dymally Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is awarded to qualified researchers within 3 years of having obtained their doctorate to carry out an independent research program. The research plan must address questions within the scope and interest of the Dymally Institute. Multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and all disciplinary perspectives including Arts, Health Science, Natural Science, Engineering, Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences are invited.  More information.
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