Share your ideas for evolution courses

What courses would you like to see offered to the evolution community? The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) is expanding its course offerings and would like your suggestions.

NESCent welcomes ideas and proposals for postgraduate-level short courses (1-2 weeks) on topics of relevance to synthetic evolutionary science. Do you have a bright idea? Please let us know. We are seeking course proposals in two phases:

Phase 1 (April 22 - May 15) - Solicitation of course ideas from the evolutionary biology community

NESCent is soliciting ideas for short courses from the community at large. Ideas should be a paragraph or two, and include the following: A description of the topic, the intended audience, evidence for demand and uniqueness, and (optionally) nominations for instructors. This is your opportunity to tell us what new courses you would like to see, and our effort to identify the courses most in demand from the evolutionary biology community.

Topic suggestions can be submitted via email to (Deadline May 15).

All ideas will be posted online MAY 15. The evolutionary biology community will be encouraged to “vote” for topics of particular interest through the end of May.

The most successful topics will be solicited for full course proposals in Phase 2 (see below), and nominated instructors will be notified of the opportunity to apply for consideration.

Phase 2 (Deadline July 10) - Solicitation of full course proposals

Full-length proposals from those interested in being instructors are accepted in the second phase. These may address the topics specifically listed in the call, but need not be restricted to those topics. Note that anyone can submit a full proposal at this point, even if it has not been submitted and voted upon in Phase 1.

For a list of current and previous courses offered at NESCent see /courses/.

For additional details contact the NESCent Education and Outreach group at

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