Buckets of Fun (Work?)

Durango Kid, PhD

Proposed research project is feasible? Check. Timeline formatted? Check. Milestones added? Check. Now it’s time to break the work into manageable chunks....

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Science is Demanding Gordon Ramsay Quality at Ray Kroc Speeds

Josh Fessel, MD, PhD

"You Wanna Supersize That?" Is No Way to Approach Doing Science!

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Rock Talk: New Reforms to Federal Grant Policies

Rebecca Helton, MA

In February last year I blogged about the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)’s request for comments on proposed federal grant policy reforms. These policies, contained in multiple documents …

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Revising Your R01? There's Free Online Coaching for That, and You Should Get It.

The Edge for Scholars

The National Research Mentoring Network is accepting applications for their R01 Resubmissions Cohort 1, which targets researchers planning resubmissions in July 2017.  Cohort members will be matched with an experienced grant writer …

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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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Open Season: NIH Loan Repayment Program

The Edge for Scholars

NIH wants to pay your medical or grad school debt.  1,500 awards are active each year, and each awardee receives up to $70,000 in debt repayment.  Awards are available in several broad …

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Rock Talk: How Do Multiple-PI Applications Fare?

The Edge for Scholars

Do multi-PI applications stand a better chance of being funded than single-PI proposals?  Not really, according to the NIH’s Deputy Director for Extramural Research.  In fact, the rates of …

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#*@*! Plan Is Not a Four-Letter Word.

Durango Kid, PhD

Writing a grant proposal? Do you have a plan for how you will get it written, reviewed, and submitted on time? A PLAN? Yes, a plan. What can a plan …

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NIH Just Stepped Up (a Bit) to Promote Neuroscience Trainee Diversity

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

NIH is Throws Cash Behind Their Efforts to Diversify Neuroscience: Graduate Students Start Writing for this One!

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Write Like a Boss: Five Minutes to Better Science Writing

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

If your writing is starting to look a little frayed around the edges and lacking that enthusiastic zing you had when you first got to the keyboard, its time for …

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