Double congratulations to Megan Beardmore-Herd who was just offered a DPhil scholarship from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to start her DPhil in October 2018. Megan will be studying the vocal repertoire of the vervets of Gorongosa National Park and its implications for the evolution of human language. Megan was also invited to integrate the training program for young researchers by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Core to Core Program: International Core of Excellence for Tropical Biodiversity Conservation focusing on Large Animal Studies - and she will spend May 2018 in Kyoto and Yakushima island, in Japan, doing a training course of wildlife studies combining field science and genome science. Congratulations Megan!!!