Lessons Learned While Building a Career: Grants

Ciara Shaver, MD, PhD

What I learned in my journey from foundation grants to K08 to R01.

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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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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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Back to Her Roots: Natasha Halasa

Rebecca Helton, MA

By studying respiratory illness and acute gastroenteritis in young children, Dr. Halasa is improving the lives of children in both the United States and Jordan.

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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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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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NIH Loan Repayment Deadline Extended

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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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NFL Combine and NIH Study Section

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

What does the NFL Combine have in common with NIH study section? They're the gateway to the Pros. Bring your A-game.

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Pearls of Wisdom from Study Section Members

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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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Acing Your Observational Research Aims

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All research proposals – grants, dissertations, internal funding – must ace the description of aims.

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