National Research Funding Opportunities Bulletin Board

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Check in often for a current list of national research funding opportunities with upcoming deadlines.

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Thoughts from a Self-Proclaimed Interdisciplinarian

Tisha Felder, PhD, MSW

I am scientist trained in sociology, social work and public health (behavioral sciences, to be exact), who did a postdoc in a Pharmacy department and is now a tenure-track Assistant …

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Why and How to Plan a Creativity Escape

Motivated Mentor

A guide to clearing the decks and escaping your work routines to feed your brain new thoughts, reflect, connect ideas, and have time to delve into new projects (or gather inspiration to complete old ones).

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Creating a New Mentor-Mentee Action Plan: MMAP

The Edge for Scholars

We need your help redrawing the map for mentors and mentees.

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Be Proud of Your Accent! Give Confident Conference Presentations

Judith Ford, PhD

Speak proudly and confidently - How to give a great conference presentation regardless of your language background.

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One-Minute Writing Tuneup: Comprise vs. Compose

Rebecca Helton

“Comprised of” should never exist in formal writing.

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How Not to Blow an Interview

The Edge for Scholars

A roundup of the internet's best advice for acing your interview.

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Couch to K (or R)

The Edge for Scholars

If you'll be submitting a grant in June, now is the time to start preparations.  Pacing yourself is key to a successful grant submission that doesn't leave you wrung out.

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National Mentor Month: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Eric Austin, MD, MSCI

Mentoring and career development work together to propel your academic success.

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Better than Tenure

Bruce Caron, PhD

The challenge here is to come up with a new professional bargain between professors and universities that is better than tenure...

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If They Can't Trust You with Stats, They Won't Trust You with Money

James West, PhD

You've convinced reviewers they'll be brought up for war crimes if they don't fund your grant, but your statistics make you look amateurish.

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