The SSE Workshop Selection Committee will evaluate proposals based upon the following criteria: (1) relevance to the study of evolution and to providing important, tangible skills to assist learners in this study; (2) the ability of the instructors and organizers to accomplish the goals of the workshop; and (3) evidence of, or potential for, positive impact on attendees. Proposals will also be evaluated on the degree to which they emphasize diversity at all levels (organizers to learners), including accounting for gender, nationality, and other aspects traditionally underrepresented in Society-sponsored events, and on the extent to which the training can be readily applied in the future (e.g., using open-source materials or software). Budgets can include direct workshop costs, travel support for organizers and instructors, and financial aid to help offset attendance costs; typical budget requests from SSE per proposal are expected to be $1,000-$3,000.
The Workshop Selection Committee will select proposals on a rolling basis for funding based upon budgetary allocations, and SSE expects to award 3-5 workshops each year. All applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision within 30 days, but are encouraged to submit proposals well in advance of the proposed workshop.