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Professional Skills Training Course: Writing and Reviewing for Scientific Journals

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 APS Professional Skills Training Course: Writing and Reviewing for Scientific Journals, which will take place January 12-15 in Orlando, FL. This three day course actively guides participants through the writing and reviewing process by combining small group discussion, plenary lectures, and one-on-one manuscript feedback from our instructors.

Why should you attend? Consider these words from the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Physiology:
"As an instructor at this course since its inception, I have never failed to be impressed by the progress students make with their manuscripts in just a few days, and the confidence they gain in supplying constructive input to their peers. In addition, not only do they improve in the mechanics of manuscript writing, but it is clear that they also start to think more clearly and critically about their data and what they really mean."
-   Kim Barrett, PhD, Dean of the Graduate Division, UCSD

APS and FASEB MARC are supporting the participation of trainees and new professionals in this course through individual discounts, departmental discounts, and travel awards (see below). Applications are due December 5th. Visit http://www.the-aps.org/PST/WritingWorkshop for application instructions.

  • Individual Discount: APS is subsidizing half of the onsite cost so accepted participants pay only for their travel to and from Orlando and $800 for the course, which includes materials and instructor support, meals, hotel, and ground transportation in Orlando. Individuals do not need to be APS members to receive this discount.
  • Departmental Discount: Departments/institutions that sponsor 2 or more students will receive an additional discount of $50 off of each registration. Students must complete the course application and meet the course registration requirements.
  • FASEB MARC Trainee Travel Awards: FASEB is offering a limited number of travel awards of up to $1,300 for underrepresented advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career professionals. Visit http://www.the-aps.org/PST/WritingWorkshop for application instructions. Applicant Requirements Must be a graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, or early career investigator who is (1) open to critiques, (2) wants to expand their professional network, and (3) will have a first-author draft manuscript prepared by December 2016.

Questions?
Visit http://www.the-aps.org/PST/WritingWorkshop or contact Elissa Carney, Ph.D., Program Coordinator (ecarney@the-aps.org).