Corona pandemic and ESEB Initiatives Funds

Dear grantees of Equal Opportunity Funds, Hewitt Mobility Awards, Outreach Initiative Funds, and Special Topic Networks,

The corona pandemic is likely to adversely affect many of the ESEB-sponsored activities this year.

We are aware that you might have difficulties to carry out your activities or projects as planned. If your project is delayed, interrupted or needs to be postponed, we have decided under these exceptional circumstance to grant an automatic extension for the completion and report deadlines by up to six months. Please briefly inform the ESEB office ( if you need such an extension.

In case you have to cancel any activities, please try everything you can to get refunds expenses you may have already incurred! For all costs that cannot be covered otherwise, you may exceptionally use the funds granted by ESEB. Please note, however, that such costs will have to be taken from the original budget and should be explained in the report you submit. ESEB will consider to grant supplementary funds only under very exceptional circumstances.

If you have any further questions, please contact the ESEB office ( at any time.

Job: Managing Editor and Publicity Officer

The European Society of Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) is seeking to appoint a biologist with a strong interest in evolutionary biology to help run the editorial office of the Society’s Journal of Evolutionary Biology (JEB;, and to increase public awareness of the Society’s activities. For more details please see the job advertisement: Managing Editor and Publicity Officer
Deadline for applications: 30 November 2019.

EMPSEB26 in Ireland

The 26th European Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology (EMPSEB) will be held in Muckross Park Hotel, Killarney National Park, Ireland in April 2020.
Follow the organisers of EMPSEB26 on Twitter: @Empseb26

Research supported by a GH mobility award published in Evolution Letters

Congratulations to Rudi Verspoor!

Rudi’s Godfrey Hewitt Mobility Award led to research now published in Evolution Letters:Strong hybrid male incompatibilities impede the spread of a selfish chromosome between populations of a fly“,

Find out more about ESEB’s Godfrey Hewitt Mobility Award at: