2020 Gifts for Academics

Helen Bird

Your mentees called and this is what they really want for the holidays. And an R01.

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The Trouble With Girls in Lab

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

It’s been a tough few weeks for women in science. In a June column of Science entitled “Help! My Advisor Won’t Stop Looking Down My Shirt” contributor Dr …

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Neuroscience Pretenure Boot Camp in Seattle? Yes, Please!

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

The Brain Sciences Foundation offers an outstanding chance for underrepresented folks to get training on the business of starting your career in a free bootcamp this summer. Apply now!

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Year 15 as a PI. Spoiler, It's a Still a Challenge

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

A hop, skip and a jump away Pipette Protagonist is dishing on what it’s like to be a Year 1 PI. Turns out it’s tough, but Pipette makes pointed …

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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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Bad News About Your Right to Privacy, Faculty

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

So, you finally got your big kid job and now you’re all settled into with snazzy new computer, you’ve got voice mail that pops up and records your …

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Nature Suggests UK Follow US Lead on Academic Sexual Harassment. Please Don't.

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

In its July 27th issue, Nature published an editorial encouraging leaders of the UK’s 1752 Working Group on academic sexual harassment to take their lead from the US. Sir Philip …

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Angry Academics

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Are you feeling surrounded by buzzkills and unhappy academics? You aren't alone. Here's some protips for not becoming the angry academic.

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Not that Kind of Choice: Tales of Conference Selection

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: There are many great conferences out there

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Should Tenure Still Depend on an R01?

The Edge for Scholars

With several years of flat federal support for science, is it still reasonable to require one or two independent research grants (R01s) before going up for tenure?  For some …

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