How to Get a K24

The Edge for Scholars

Four recipients of K24s shared their advice for writing these grants that protect time for mentoring.

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What You Really Need from Mentors

Rebecca Helton, MA

Wisdom from senior mentors on what mentors and mentees need to do for a successful relationship.

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I'm Not Your Mom and Other News About Females in STEM

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

You really need to stop using 'like my mom' as a compliment to your female mentors.

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Toward Institutional Progress: Faculty Book Groups, Anti-Racist Texts

Eric Sentell, PhD

Faculty book groups reading anti-racist texts are a simple, actionable idea for driving individual and institutional change.

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I'm Not Saying I'm the Best Mentor Ever, But...

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

I’m traveling with two female grad students in my lab and we have 8 pairs of shoes and 1 pair of boots between us and no checked bags. I’m all …

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Conversion of a Social Media Skeptic

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Information is being propagated in important ways in online forums and social media. Sharing experiences and advice can enrich us all.

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When the Help You Get Isn't Helpful

Rebecca Helton, MA

Have you ever received unsolicited, off-target advice? Some people just instinctually offer solutions when they see someone in need. But what if their understanding of what’s wrong is, quite …

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What To Know While You Do Your PhD

PhD Diaries

Dear all incoming graduate students, Here’s what I wish someone told me when I started. Sincerely, 4th year PhD student

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Academic Reads: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

New York Times best selling author Mark Manson has some helpful advice for young academics. Brace yourself for a hilarious and swear ridden read about how to prioritize your life.

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Susan Lindquist Drops the Mic and Leaves the Room

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

My last meal with Susan Lindquist was almost a exactly year ago. She had just received one of my university’s highest prizes – The Vanderbilt Prize given annually to an …

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