Taking Flight

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

If you want to be off your K or similar career development award before the end of five years, the calendar will tell you that you can't start later than the third year to submit a substantial grant.

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Popular Young Scientist’s Post on Failure to Get Funding Goes Viral

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Brad Voytek should be the poster child for neuroscience. He’s smart, charismatic, does a ton of outreach, sports an impressive soul patch and works on difficult problems of how …

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You're Marching for Science? Great. Do These Things First.

BethAnn McLaughlin, PhD

The science sky is falling and it's not going to wait for you to go to a Scientists March. Do these things now to stop the gutting of NIH and NSF funding.

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NIH Diversity/Minority Supplements for Your R01

Rebecca Helton

These are the easiest, and perhaps most rewarding, grants you'll ever get. Learn how.

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A Lesson Learned the Hard Way

David Calkins, PhD

Success or failure in grantsmanship often depends on whether your proposal gets reviewers excited

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Managing a Budget as a New Investigator

Rebecca Helton

Got your R and the realities of budget management sinking in? Want to prepare yourself financially to get to that R? Three newly independent investigators at Vanderbilt shared their wisdom with Newman Society members today.

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Friday Fighty Squirrel's Academic Science News: It Ain't Your Money, Kid

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Let's give it up for the House of Representatives passing the 21st Century Cures Act earlier this week putting some much needed funding into NIH. The bill lost some luster …

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NIH Director, Time to Bring Science to the People American Ninja Warrior Style

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

The best problems in science and medicine are solved over a delicious cocktail. Cocktails release dopamine. Alcohol an awesome preconditioning agent against subsequent stress and is a lot better than …

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Nature: The Plight of Young Scientists

Rebecca Helton

A recent news feature in Nature highlighted challenges facing early career scientists, from pressure to publish to shrinking funding and the increasing length of time before reaching research independence. Early …

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Did You Miss It? Big Research Investing and a Decade of DrugMonkey Blog

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

This week's edition of Friday Fighty Squirrel (FFS) offers a quick glimpse of things you might have missed this week on the interwebs while you were working away on that …

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