Call for Applications for Gordon Research Conference and Undergraduate Biology Education Research Gordon Research Seminar

Applications are now being accepted for the Undergraduate Biology Education Research Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) and Gordon Research Conference (GRC). The GRS is a 2-day conference (June 22-23, 2019) specifically for early-career scientists that directly precedes the GRC (June 23-28, 2019)both held at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. GRS participants are strongly encouraged to also attend the GRC. In addition to research talks and poster presentations, the GRS will feature a mentoring session where participants will be able to interact with experts and field leaders.

The seminar and conference is suitable for graduate students and postdocs who are either actively engaged in biology education research, considering a career transition into biology education research, or current or future undergraduate biology educators who want to learn more about biology education research. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials by March 1, 2019.

To apply, please visit the GRS and GRC conference websites. The GRS and GRC require separate applications (see associated GRC webpage for the GRC application). Applicants may update their application with an abstract at a later date. Under “Activities” in the application, please briefly explain (in 1,020 characters or less) your research interests and stage in your career, as well as why you would like to attend the GRS and/or GRC. There is some need-based funding, provided by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, available to defray travel and registration costs–please indicate in the “Activities” section if you would be unable to attend the GRS/GRC without supplemental funding.

If applicable, applicants are encouraged to submit an abstract to present their research or teaching projects as either a poster or a research talk, even if they are at a very early stage in their work. Applicants are welcome to submit the same abstract to both the GRS and GRC. To be considered for an oral presentation, abstracts must be uploaded by March 22nd, 2019. 

For questions related to the 2019 GRS, please contact the GRS conference chairs Lisa Limeri ( and Emma Goodwin (