Open Seeds participants of OLS-7 are graduating this week! Read on to find out how you can attend Open Seeds OLS-7 graduation calls to celebrate and learn more about their work, and how you can join as a participant in the next cohort, Open Seeds OLS-8.
Around 50 individuals with 30 projects from all around the world participated in OLS-7 (see our projects and participants). We have reached the 16th week of the Open Seeds Mentoring and Training Programme. Our participants have learnt from the OLS team, their mentors, experts, facilitators, and peers about open research practices, reflected deeply and practised open skills in their own communities and contexts, and grew their ideas and projects. We have admired their commitment towards open science as they built their projects and networks. We are immensely proud that Open Seeds OLS-7 participants are graduating this week and taking the next steps as open leaders and ambassadors of open research.
In their graduation sessions, they will present and share their work with the wider community. We sincerely invite everyone to join, to learn more about project leads’ journeys, celebrate their work, ask questions, and explore new ideas and collaborations!
You are invited to the watch party of two Open Seeds graduation calls, which will be live-streamed on YouTube!
The recording will be made available on YouTube beyond the live event for those who can’t attend in real time.
We especially welcome you if you are:
Interested in applying for the next round? Please submit your application via OpenReview
Important note: The hard deadline for application submission is July 07, 2023. Please register on Open Review before 1 July, as all OpenReview accounts are approved manually.
Timeline, process and application details: Please find all relevant information on our homepage: https://openlifesci.org/. Also, please visit GitHub repo that will provide you with the steps to register on Open Review, prepare your application form and the rubrics for the review process.
Open Seeds OLS-8 Launch Call: We ran a lauch webinar on 9 June 2023. Recording from the call will be made available online on the YouTube Playlist. We shared all the details you as an applicant should know.
Need extra help: We will be hosting an Application Clinic on 28 June from 18:00 - 19:00 BST (in your time zone), This will be a 1-hour call to help you finish your applications if you might need some extra help from the OLS team. The link for registration will be added here.
Microgrants for participants: We will be offering micro-grants for Open Seeds participants, as we did in previous cohorts to help grow participation and inclusion, and to support budding new projects.
Africa in-person trial run: A maximum of 3 projects from Kenya and 3 from South Africa will be admitted into the trial run and paired with local mentors, providing opportunities to meet in person every month during the Open Seeds OLS-8. Please read details in this blog post
Get inspirations from the previous projects: We encourage you to watch the OLS graduations from the last four cohorts on YouTube to get a sense of what the project will be like (direct link to OLS-5 graduation calls)).
Meanwhile, if you have any further questions or any advice that might be helpful, please email the OLS team (email@example.com).
All the best. We can’t wait to read your project proposals!