National Research Opportunities Bulletin Board

Aimee Edgeworth

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

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Don't Row, Steer. A Professor's Four Steps to Deep Work

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Computer sciences professor Cal Newport lays out strategies for academics to find their groove and stay in it.

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Finding Motivation When You’re Ready to Quit

Dr Liz, PhD

I’ve been trying to get funding for my research, but nothing has come through. You, too?

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Antidotes to Keeping Secrets When the Going Gets Rough

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Can we change the instinct to reject help even when confronted with crises that could disrupt or redefine our career paths?

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Protips for Networking and Collaborating

Rebecca Helton

Two PIs who lead large multi-site studies share their best advice on networking and collaborating.

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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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Don’t Let Your Research Questions Go Out Without PICOTS

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Specification of PICOTS is the minimum outerwear required to prevent your research question from being caught in a downpour of questions.

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The Best of You

Cristina Espinosa, PhD

The other day in a conversation I was told that I was too cheerful to be a postdoc, and we all laughed about it. They said it was almost contradictory. …

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Don't You Forget About Me

TheAyatollahofRockAndRollah

Revisiting the loss of a colleague

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Not that Kind of Network: Tales of Developing a National Reputation

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: It is never too early to start cultivating your professional reputation.

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Another Human Subjects Proposal Change: Inclusion across the Lifespan

Rebecca Helton

NIH is making another change to the grant proposal format for research involving human subjects.

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