Edge for Scholars is your community for candid conversation about life in academics.  We strategize about how to do great research, stay productive, network effectively, mentor well and be mentored, negotiate for resources, get grants, refine writing and editing, cultivate leadership skills, and achieve your goals.

Who We Are

This site was incubated by researchers for researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Each day of its maturation, EdgeforScholars becomes more yours and less ours.

We are senior faculty, early career trainees, productive scientists, opinionated curmudgeons, passionate advocates, experienced writers, grant reviewers, and dedicated mentors who are hard at work providing more fuel for your intellectual fire.

Behind the Scenes

Want a voice in the design and growth of Edge for Scholars? Contact info@edgeforscholars.org to learn more about being in virtual focus groups or becoming a regular stringer, core writer, or member of the editorial team.

We also consider requests for “editions” from groups, organizations, and institutions. Editions allow members to post content just for their group while still participating in the public feed. To find out about having an edition info@edgeforscholars.org is also your pathway in.

Diversity Statement

We are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. We support these efforts with respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and unique attributes of every person.  To bring to life our vision of inclusive excellence, we seek to recruit, admit, hire, retain, promote, and support diverse and underrepresented groups.  We value social justice and human rights. We embrace the plurality of humanity that composes our community including, but not limited to: age, race, ethnic origin, socio-economic background, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, political views, and religion. We affirm the inherent worth of each individual in order to protect, promote, and optimize the achievement and well-being of all people. We accept responsibility to foster culturally-sensitive professionals who mirror the diverse populations we serve, and to have a faculty and staff who are committed to this end.