WIN-WIN: Best Academic Life Hacks and Advice Blog Contest

The Edge for Scholars

We’re awarding $1,000 for travel to Translational Science 2019 to the author of the most viewed post between now and January 15.

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Disobedient Squirrel: An Interview with BethAnn McLaughlin

The Edge for Scholars

Winner of the 2018 MIT Disobedience Award talks about blogging, Fighty Squirrel, and #MeTooSTEM.

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Ten Insider Tips: What Your Grants Manager Wishes You Knew

Helen Bird

Your grants manager is a key person in ensuring smooth submission of your grant.

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Not that Kind of Year: Tales of Year 2 as a New PI

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: It is a challenge, but I see progress.

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Three essential steps to win a Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

Judith Ford, PhD

Short talks, like the three minute thesis (3MT) require special skills. Learn tips from Dr Judy Ford who has trained students for 8 years.

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2018 Gifts to Inspire Future Scientists

Helen Bird

Attention Academic Parents: You’re two finals and one faculty meeting away from the big guy getting stuck in the chimney.

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The Key to Handling Stress is Massive Egotism

James West, PhD

Why yes, the sky -is- always rose colored where I live.

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Suicide Prevention in University Settings

Helen Bird

A toolkit of resources to create a suicide-safer community for academics in crisis.

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Not that Kind of Boss: Tales of Team Management and Mentorship

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: People are the most important and most challenging part of a research program

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One-Minute Writing Tuneup: Correcting Comparisons

Rebecca Helton

Using "compared to" in place of "than" inevitably leads you to compare the wrong things.

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How to Get a K24

The Edge for Scholars

Four recipients of K24s shared their advice for writing these grants that protect time for mentoring.

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