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Professional Development and Social Events


As well as the usual talks, plenaries and posters, the ASAB Virtual Winter Meeting will play host to a broader set of complimentary opportunities. We will post further details of timings and how to register for these events in the coming weeks.


Meet the Grant Secretary

ASAB offers Research Grants of up to £10,000 support (i) promising pilot research projects that are at too early a stage to attract funding from larger funding agencies such as the UK Research Councils, and (ii) small-scale projects, that, although worthwhile, are unlikely to attract funding from alternative sources. The Grants Secretary, Kate Lessells, will host a discussion covering what the Grants Committee looks for in an application


Meet the Editor

ASAB, in conjunction with the ABS, publish Animal Behaviour. First published in 1953, Animal Behaviour is a leading international publication and has wide appeal, containing critical reviews, original papers, and research articles on all aspects of animal behaviour. Book Reviews and Books Received sections are also included. The Editor, Sue Healy, will host a discussion explaining the process of submitting work to Animal Behaviour and how to get involved in reviewing such work.


Mentoring and Networking Opportunities

ASAB recognises that animal behaviour researchers are often working in isolated situations, either because of fieldwork, the rather niche nature of our field or because at the current time, face-to-face meetings are difficult. Following on from a successful series of mentoring and networking meetings at the ASAB Virtual Summer Meeting, we’d like to help delegates to meet others to share interests and support with one another. A group of ASAB Council and members are currently developing a cross-stage & cross-institution networking scheme that we will trial at the Winter meeting.


Hover: The music of the bees

Sally Beamish is a composer inspired by the natural world. She will talk about her recent composition, Hover, that draws on the behaviour of bees as an introduction to Lars Chittka’s plenary.


The Thursday Night Social

Grab your drinks, pull up a comfy chair and ignore the curfews. It’s the Thursday Night Social. Ideas include Virtual Pictionary, Scavenger Hunts, Quizzes, Karaoke, Who’d win in a fight between… etc all with an animal theme. Kirsty Graham

and team will be looking for your suggestions and participation. Please contact them if you have inspiration!