Since you are reading this, we are assuming you have made it through the January blues. Good! The facial expression of everyone having lots of things to do that had been postponed from last year did not exactly enlighten the overall mindset either, probably. So what do we do if we just can’t get ourselves to do stuff? We still do it (ideally)! Or we are being creative, smart and innovative! Hence, we find new excuses! Too busy in the lab, too many deadlines to meet, grants, papers, applications, posters, awards, …breathe!
We defiantly do not know all your deadlines, but what we do know, it’s probably more than “just” the ones related to ISN. To help you keep up with those deadlines that we do know about (because we got to meet them ourselves), we put a table together. Let’s get organised.
|What you want (event, grant):||Has to be taken care off by:||What you need for it:|
|ISN Advanced School||28th February 2019||CV, letter of motivation from you explaining your career goal and achievements and why you want to attend the school, letter of support from supervisor (PI), all as PDFs|
|ISN Travel Award||28th February 2019||CV, letter of motivation from you explaining your career goal, why you want to attend the meeting and why you require financial support for it; letter of support from supervisor (PI), all as PDFs|
|Abstract submission for posters||28th February 2019||Well, … 300 words of well-performed, cutting-edge science|
|ISN Young Members Symposium (YMS)||28th February 2019||CV, letter of motivation from you explaining your career goal and achievements, letter of support from supervisor (PI), all as PDFs|
|YSSC ambassadorship||1st of March 2019||Filled in application from (can`t find it, email firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Early Bird Registration ISN-ASN meeting Montreal||30th of April 2019||All explained here:
So in summary: the 28th of February is the big day, once that is done, many important things are over, whether you have done them or not! More detailed information about all the documents you need for the applications, can be found here.
The quick ones will by now have realized that most offers require the same things to apply for: CV, letter of motivation (even though there might be different focus points) and letter of support. That makes it easier to get things together. Of course, no matter if you apply for advanced school, travel award or YMS, you will have to submit an abstract. That’s what it’s all about, right? The science! If you want any more tips on how to write an abstract, put your CV together or write motivation letters, check our past YSSC “What’s on” articles on the ISN website, which will give you some nice little tutorials to get started with.
Don`t forget: if this is your first ISN conference, select the “My-first-conference” event upon registering for the meeting. This will make our lives easier, as we can then know in advance how many of you guys we will get to welcome.
So that’s us for now. We don`t know what you do now, but we get on writing that abstract…