Early Career Professionals to ASPB Committees


ASPB has an exciting opportunity for early career plant scientist members to get involved in ASPB and, in the process, help shape the future of the Society by becoming an Early Career Representative (ECR) on ASPB standing committees. This is a two-year appointment. In the second year, ECRs will also serve as the committee representative to the Early Career Plant Council (ECPS) and will be expected to mentor the first year ECR newly appointed to the same committee.

This year, each of the committees listed below will appoint one early career professional, defined as an ASPB member in good standing who began their graduate studies no more than eight years ago. Each appointee will serve up to two consecutive years, starting on October 1, 2021. Visit the ASPB committees page (you will need your member login information) for additional information about the committees and their missions, how often they meet, and see the rosters of current committee members. 

  • Council
  • Education Committee
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • International Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Program Committee
  • Publications Committee
  • Science Policy Committee
  • Women in Plant Biology Committee

The application consists of a CV and a short cover letter that describes the applicant’s reasons for applying, prior preparation – including service to ASPB – and a discussion of how this service will contribute to their career goals. A letter of support from the applicant’s current supervisor must be submitted separately.  

Applications are due on July 26, 2021. If you have any questions or issues with the application, please contact Shoshana Kronfeld (shoshana@aspb.org).

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  1. I am student of Biotechnology department from Islamabad capital university. Interested in your esteemed institution to work for the sake of education and humanity.


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