American Society of Naturalists

A membership society whose goal is to advance and to diffuse knowledge of organic evolution and other broad biological principles so as to enhance the conceptual unification of the biological sciences.

Call for ASN Graduate Student Representatives

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The American Society of Naturalists Graduate Student Council invites applications for two new graduate student representatives to join us this year! The application deadline has been extended toSep 29, 2021.

As a member of the Graduate Student Council you have the chance to participate in the workings of the society and interact with many of the great researchers who are members of the ASN. The ASN is committed to developing a variety of initiatives to provide more valuable services to its student members.

Representatives take part in several committees that include choosing ASN-sponsored workshops, helping choose winners of the annual student research grant, organizing student events at conferences, participating in various committees, and running the website for grad student ASN members at

Each year we seek new members to join for a 3-year term. We are also open to new roles or ideas for things you think the Grad Council could do to encourage student involvement and interaction among researchers.

If you are interested in joining, please email Kelsey Lyberger ( with the subject line “ASN GC application” and attach a single pdf document containing your CV and a short paragraph (less than 1 page) about what you hope to contribute and why you want to join the grad council.

Endorsements Posted on Twitter

Kim Gilbert (GC rep 2014-2015):
"Serving on the ASN grad council is a fantastic opportunity to not only meet faculty, post-docs, and students from a wide range of universities, but to become more involved in a great community of researchers in ecology and evolution. You learn about how journal societies run, as well as the ins and outs of organizing conference events. You also serve as an important representative for all graduate student members of the ASN to ensure the society is doing its best to meet student's needs at conferences or through other opportunities."

Emily Weiss (GC rep 2013-2014):
Serving on the Grad Council really was an incredibly enriching experience for me, and I hope that many other students will apply and get to have that experience too.

Rafael Maia (GC rep 2013-2014):
"I served the council for a couple years and strongly recommend it. Great society, exciting possibilities!"

Courtney Fitzpatrick (founding GC rep):
"Grad students: excellent opportunity to get involved, meet collaborators/mentors, and learn about your scientific society!"