Growing Opportunities: Research Funding & Awards Bulletin Board

The Edge for Scholars

Curated list of biomedical funding opportunities, with emphasis on early career researchers, pilot research, and foundation sponsors. Check back often.

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Where Have All the Scientists Gone?

Maureen Gannon, PhD

The PI career seems to have become the "alternative career"

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I Killed the Chili Pepper on Rate My Professors

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Rate My Professors has finally given up the notion that students should be evaluating professors on how they look. Time was up.

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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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Love TED Talks? So Do We. Tell Us Your Favorite and Win Two Tickets to TEDxNashville!

Rebecca Helton, MA

Link us to your favorite TED talk by 5 PM on March 8 and win!

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The Write Rules

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Time to repent of these 10 basic writing sins.

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Not that Kind of Decision: Tales of Debating a Pre-Tenure Switch

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: Institutions do not love you.

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Why We’ve Got it Good

Director of Toughness, Academic Survivor

From the Director of Toughness: Challenging, competitive career progression is the norm in highly-educated professions. We've got it good.

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Your Guide to the Unspoken Rules of a Career in Academics

Rebecca Helton, MA

Not Discussed is a travel guide for academics at any stage of their careers. Win a free copy by commenting!

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Tips for making the most of your time at ACTS and Washington, DC

Neo Gebru

Reflections from my first ACTS conference - filled with conversation starters, lessons learned, and "how to" DC

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Mapping the Path for a K or R Submission

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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