5 Ways to Instantly Appear More Confident

The Edge for Scholars

It’s fall conference season.  Put your best foot forward as you speak and network with five tips from Nerd Fitness. Today I’m going to teach how you to …

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The Benefits of Flying Solo

Cristina Espinosa-Diez, PhD

For the past three years, I went to all the meetings and conferences by myself. Here's why flying solo can be good for you, too.

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Know Thy Study Section Members

Niccolo Machiavelli

Look at the roster for the study section(s) your grants will go to. Find these people.

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Simple Steps to Validating and Managing Others: A Bedtime Story

Julia Phillippi, PhD

You may be scoffing at finding time to read, but let’s face it, if you want to reach the next level you have to reach for it purposefully.

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Attending Translational Science 2018? Get Your Social Media Bling Here

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Network with today's scientists at the Translational Science 2018 conference with these exclusive #TS2018 badges.

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It's All About Teamwork: William Wester

Rebecca Helton, MA

If you talk to Bill Wester about his work, the first thing you hear will be how much he values the teams on his two major grants.  Due to the …

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Pro Tips for Networking and Collaborating

Rebecca Helton, MA

Two PIs who lead large multi-site studies share their best advice on networking and collaborating.

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Academic Speaking: Make Sure Your Audience Can Understand You!

Judith Ford, PhD

How you communicate the results of your research is just as important as how you conduct the research. If you don’t communicate effectively, you might as well not have …

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How to Be Polite

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Most of us know what it takes to be polite in the moment.  Paul Ford argues that politeness over time–consistently, deeply–is far more important.  It benefits us, it …

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Not that Kind of Choice: Tales of Conference Selection

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: There are many great conferences out there

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