NIGMS Accepting Applications for Postdoctoral Research Associates

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences’ Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) program is accepting applications from September 3 through October 3, 2016. PRAT fellows conduct research while in a National Institutes of Health (NIH) intramural research program (IRP) lab. Applicants must identify a potential preceptor  … Read more

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Scientific Writing and Publishing

Scientific writing is one of the most essential skills in science. It’s critical for writing grants, good theses, and manuscripts, as well as for posters and presentations. Because it’s so crucial, we have assembled a collection of resources to help you learn how to, or  … Read more

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Networking

Who should network? You should only network if you’re interested in a new job. Oh, and if you’re interested in finding out about exciting new science. And, if you want to share your science. Also if you want to talk to people with a wealth  … Read more

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Advice for Early* Graduate Students – Planning for Success in Grad School

Early in your training, you’re working to master understanding of the process to complete your graduate degree, and not thinking much beyond that. When you really understand this process and have applied your understanding – you’ve already set yourself a rough schedule for all the  … Read more

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NIH Grants

The NIH is the biggest source of funding for biomedical research. But, the grant applications it requests are very complicated, and are confusing and overwhelming to novices to the process. Here we have a collection of resources to help you write a competitive grant. 

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NSF Grants

The NSF is the major funder for science research that is not biomedical. But, like NIH grant applications, writing an NSF grant as a novice is usually confusing and overwhelming. We’ve listed resources the NSF provides to grantwriters in the table below, with links.

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Advice for Advanced* Graduate Students – Thinking About What Comes Next

Early in your training, you’re working to master understanding of the process to complete your graduate degree, and not thinking much beyond that. When you really understand this process and have applied your understanding – you’ve already set yourself a rough schedule for all the  … Read more

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Finding a Faculty Job

Identify what features of your next job are most important to you Do you care most about location? Tenure-track? Time for research? School size? Keep this list of “most important things” in mind as you’re searching. Start the search EARLY for faculty positions The bulk  … Read more

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Grant-Writing Advice for Faculty at a Small Minority-Serving Institution (MSI)

This is the first in a series exploring grant opportunities for a variety of different types of minority-serving institutions (MSIs). Here, we talk to a grants officer at a small HSI. If you’d like to share your perspective and/or know of resources or content you  … Read more

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Grant writing – Overview

This is a general overview to the process of grantwriting, with some general tips about timing and how to execute certain activities. It is primarily written for faculty or PIs who are already or nearly independent, although certainly many elements will be applicable for grad  … Read more

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