HBES General Funding Grant Proposals Due November 1st

HBES members:

We are soliciting proposals for the HBES General Funding Grant, which are due November 1st 2019. The General Funding Grant is intended to subsidize costs associated with hosting events such as conferences and pre-conference meetings, workshops, and other activities or educational opportunities related to the mission of HBES.

HBES will fund proposals of up to $5,500 (we do not fund honoraria).

Priority is given to proposals that:

  1. benefit junior scholars (and, especially students) either directly, through subsidizing travel and cost of attendance to events or, indirectly, through educational opportunities afforded by the funding;
  2. have a broad, wide-reaching impact; and
  3. support is not easily available through other channels.

Applicants are eligible to apply for the General Funding Grant if they are current, active members (at any level) of HBES at the time they apply for funding.

Proposals are to be submitted online. Please see the HBES funding page for complete details, and submission link.

New funding programme: The evolution of science and religion as meaning-making systems

We are delighted to announce an approximately $3 million funding programme for research on the evolution of science and religion as meaning-making systems, with funds and support provided by the Templeton Religion Trust and the Issachar Fund. This programme seeks to utilize the tools and insights of evolutionary and behavioral science to explore conflict and complementarity in the science-religion relationship, and to better understand and inform narratives about this relationship. We will explore the deep origins, universal dispositions, and cross-cultural variations of these meaning-making systems, to build a big-picture view of the evolution of science and religion across human cultures. A variety of awards are available, from doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships to early/mid/senior career research grants. Deadlines are 05 September 2019 for expressions of interest, and 15 November 2019 for invited full applications. For more information and the full RFP, please visit http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~systmep/rfp.pdf.

Call for funding proposals on research regarding Disgust and Political Attitudes

The Association for Politics and the Life Sciences is proud to announce its call for funding proposals on research regarding Disgust and Political Attitudes. Grants of up to $1500 will be awarded on a competitive basis with successful research projects published in a special issue of “Politics and the Life Sciences.” More information is available on the “Politics and the Life Sciences” – Cambridge University Press website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Patrick A. Stewart, Ph.D. (pastewar@uark.edu).

Oxford–Calleva Graduate Scholarships

Applications are invited for two fully-funded Oxford–Calleva Graduate Scholarships, supported by the University of Oxford and the Calleva Research Centre at Magdalen College, Oxford. The successful applicants will be part of an interdisciplinary team working on a 4-year project funded by the Calleva Research Centre at Magdalen College, to begin in October 2018.

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Owen F Aldis Scholarship deadline January 15, 2018

The deadline for submissions for the Owen F Aldis Scholarship, which funds research costs up to $8000, has been extended to January 15th, 2018. The Owen F. Aldis Scholarship Fund was established to support graduate studies in human ethology, defined as the biological study of human behaviour.

Please see the ISHE website for details of the submission procedure: http://ishe.org/awards/owen-f-aldis-scholarship/

HBES funding proposals due November 1st

The Executive Council accepts funding proposals from HBES members to support activities such as conferences, preconferences, or workshops that promote the evolutionary study of humans. Proposals are reviewed twice a year.

Proposals of no more than three pages in length should be submitted by email to the HBES President by November 1st, to be reviewed by the Executive Council. Proposals should include a description of the audience and participants, venue, a description of how the activity supports an evolutionary understanding of humans.  Please provide a justified budget that includes evidence of support or funding (e.g., registration fees, institutional support, etc.) from another body.  Please limit your requests to $5,500. If you have received funding from HBES for a similar purpose in the past, please also include a brief (about 500 words) report of the most recent event, describing the audience and participants, and history and context of the event where relevant.

Two post-doctoral positions and PhD studentship to work on the Cultural Evolution and Ecology of Institutions

Applications are invited for two 3-year post-doctoral positions and 1 PhD student to work with Dr. Thomas Currie at the Human Biological and Cultural Evolution group, Centre for Ecology & Conservation, Department of Biosciences at the Penryn Campus of the University of Exeter on his ERC-funded project, The Cultural Evolution and Ecology of Institutions.

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New Student Funding for Speakers

We will now accept proposals from HBES student members for financial support to encourage bringing guest speakers to their university. HBES student members can submit proposals for funding to offset the cost of inviting a guest speaker. The topic of the speaker must be related to the purpose of HBES (see By-Laws). HBES subsidizes travel and/or accommodation costs for the speaker with a maximum of $2,500.

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HBES funding proposal deadline extended to June 15th

The Executive Council is extending the June 1st deadline to June 15th for accepting proposals from HBES members to support activities such as conferences, preconferences, or workshops that promote the evolutionary study of humans.

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Max Planck Institute: Two grants for PhD students in Cultural Evolution

The Minds and Traditions research group (“the Mint”), an Independent Max Planck Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena (Germany) is offering two grants for two doctoral projects focusing on “cognitive science and cultural evolution of visual culture and graphic codes“. Funding is available for four years (three years renewable twice for six months), starting in September 2016. The PhD students will be expected to take part in a research project devoted to the cognitive science and cultural evolution of graphic codes. If interested, please send a motivation letter (maximum two pages) to the group’s principal investigator, Olivier Morin (morin@shh.mpg.de) by March the 21st, 2016.

The complete call in pdf format can be found here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8432426/Mint-PhD-call.pdf