Call for Applications for Student-Postdoc Advisory Committee

Applications Are Now Open for the VSS Student-Postdoctoral Advisory Committee (SPC)

The Vision Sciences Society (VSS) is seeking applications for three vacancies on its Student-Postdoctoral Advisory Committee (SPC). Members of the SPC are graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. The SPC works together and with the members of the VSS Board of Directors to enhance VSS’s responsiveness to the needs of our trainee members and early career researchers.

Service on the SPC is an excellent way to develop a track record of community service and professional skills such as team-building, networking, project design and management. 

VSS seeks a diverse set of applicants, so that this committee can continue to represent young investigators at a variety of career stages, who study a variety of topics and who reside in different regions of the globe.  Graduate students, even early in careers, are especially encouraged to apply.

This year we are seeking two new postdoctoral representatives and one graduate-student representative.

See for a list of current SPC members and more information.

Application Procedure

To apply, email the following materials to by March 13, 2024:

In a single PDF file, labeled YOURLASTNAME_SPC2024, include the following:

  1. Current CV, including current institutional affiliation and contact information
  2. Personal statement: max 1-page detailing reasons for wanting to serve on the SPC, prior experience, and aspects of your background relevant to this call for service
  3. List of previous VSS conferences attended
  4. Statement of intention to attend VSS 2024 and 2025 as a student/postdoc VSS member
  5. Names and contact information (including email) of two individuals willing to support the nomination

Those who applied for an SPC slot last year are encouraged to resubmit this year if they are still a student or postdoctoral VSS member.

Applications Accepted Starting: February 14, 2024
Applications Close: March 13, 2024
NEW SPC Representatives Announced: March 27, 2024