The First Days of a New Tenure-Track Faculty Job

The Edge for Scholars

This is the season when some lucky ones preparing for new jobs in the fall. A few people have asked me what to expect, so I imagine even more are …

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Sunday Long Reads: Alternative Science Facts , Health Disparity Fixes and Winners!

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Has everything gone to hell in a handbasket? Find out what's worth a second look this third week in January.

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Getting Your Ducks in a Row for that First Big Grant Submission

Aron Parekh, PhD

So you are sailing high with your K career development award ready to pounce on your next grant submission!  But what do you need to reach that next milestone, i.…

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Don't Wait Until You're Motivated to Write. Take Small Actions!

Evelyne Deplazes, PhD

Take some (small) action. Maybe forgetting about that manuscript is the best way to get that manuscript written :) 

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The Joke's on You

The Edge for Scholars

What makes a funny joke?  What makes a strong grant application?  Sometimes, the same things. In the video below, Jerry Seinfeld describes his joke-writing process and takes the viewer through …

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A Quick Fix for Death by Powerpoint

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

The funny thing about this Death by Powerpoint condition is that while everyone has experienced this as an audience member, no one is guilty of giving a terrible presentation. Which …

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Making Writing More Memorable and Persuasive 

Eric Sentell, PhD

Schema theory can help you achieve compelling, influential memorability in your grant proposals, scholarly articles, and other writing. 

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Win Over an Opponent by Asking for Advice

The Edge for Scholars

Whether it’s a high-stakes monetary negotiation or winning support for a proposal, the simple gesture of soliciting advice can make you more likeable, encourage your counterpart to see your …

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NIAAA Steps Up with Great Addiction Outreach Tool

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Scientists & clinicians studying alcoholism now have an amazing resource they can recommend for alcohol information and treatment. ✔︎ it out

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