Frequently Asked Questions
Please read our description of programs and proposal requirements for individual awards before you apply. Proposals can be submitted online through our NESCent Administrative Database.
A: Notifications of decisions on proposal will be sent out ~3.5 months after the deadline.
A: At first you should celebrate as NESCent’s program are highly competitive. Second, please contact Danielle Wilson our Logistics Manager about your next steps. Please also read our Best Practices, Leader's Checklist, Reporting Requirements, and Travel Guidelines.
A: Welcome to NESCent! All visiting scientists should read their relevant policies.
Graduate Students: Graduate Student Policy;
Q: I would like NESCent to host my meeting. Who should I talk to?
A: Please contact Danielle Wilson our Logistics Manager to make your travel arrangements.
A: NESCent’s IT group provides a wide range of services, hardware, and software. Specifics about what we can offer PI’s can be found in our
A: Congratulations on the manuscript. Please make sure to include the following text in your acknowledgements:
Supported by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), NSF #EF-0905606
Please contact Communications Manager Dr. Robin Smith about papers in press and other products you would like our news office to highlight. Also please enter these into NEAD.
A: NESCent is strongly committed to publically available products that arise out of any NESCent supported activity. This includes open-access papers, open-source software, publically availably education materials, and unbound data sharing. Please take time to review our
Q: How do I know if I have a conflict of interest?
A: Please read our conflict of interest policy
Q: How do I stay up-to-date on all that happens at NESCent?
A: You can receive news about funding, research and training opportunities, and upcoming events at NESCent by subscribing to our quarterly e-newsletter. For more frequent updates you can also subscribe to our RSS feed.
A: You can find
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A: Our Center runs with the help of a dynamic team of programmers, financial experts, event planners, and other specialists. To find out about job openings as they become available, visit NESCent employment page
Please feel free to check back regularly, as we update this page whenever new positions arise.
A: All of our courses and workshops are listed in the
Q: I missed the public lecture sponsored by NESCent. Is there a way to watch it online?
A: All of the Speaker Series videos, as well as other videos recorded/produced by NESCent can be found on our YouTube page
Q: Where do I find information about events, things to do, places to eat, places to get my caffeine fix, weather, childcare, housing, etc. in Durham?
A: Please visit our website for everything you wanted to know about Durham and more.