A Grant Submission New Year's Resolution

The Edge for Scholars

Half of us make new year’s resolution, but fewer than 1 in 10 succeed.  Many of these resolutions involve getting over a tendency to procrastinate.  NIH’s Deputy Director for Extramural …

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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 …

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Three (Grant) Peeves in a Pod: Formatting

Cranky Reviewer

Ever since the holy trinity important things have come in threes—listen up. Every study section I have been in for years includes the complaint that certain grant authors: 1.) Cheat …

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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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Pearls of Wisdom from Study Section Members

The Edge for Scholars

Sitting with a stack of 40 grants to review is a sure way to get focused on what makes a grant submission strong. The following pointers are from Dr. Chris Eischen, …

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NIH Loan Repayment Deadline Extended

The Edge for Scholars

NIH wants to pay your medical or grad school debt so much that they’ve given you an extra two weeks to apply for their program.  That’s right, this …

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Your Grant Is Scheduled for an Appendectomy

Rebecca Helton, MA

Starting with grants due January 25, 2017, the NIH will no longer allow most materials you might want to put in your appendix.  No longer can information required for the peer review …

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Understanding H. pylori: Meira Epplein

Rebecca Helton, MA

Meira Epplein, PhD, came to epidemiology by a more scenic route than most. She has always been fascinated by China, from Chinese art to culture and modern history. After getting …

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Nature: The Plight of Young Scientists

Rebecca Helton, MA

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 …

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