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

The Edge for Scholars

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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How to Be Polite

The Edge for Scholars

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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How To Be an Academic Leader and Maintain Time For Yourself

Susan Dyer

Seventh grade English class and your assignment is to write a one pager about what you want to be when you grow up. Hmmm…sports writer, teacher, astronaut, video game …

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Yes, You Can Brainstorm Without Groupthink

Rebecca Helton, MA

We are strong advocates of collaboration in innovation, and believe that the proper use of brainstorming techniques is a powerful tool in the collaborative approach. Over our many years of …

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