You're Marching for Science? Great. Do These Things First.

BethAnn McLaughlin, PhD

The science sky is falling and it's not going to wait for you to go to a Scientists March. Do these things now to stop the gutting of NIH and NSF funding.

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Become an NIH Loan Repayment Program Ambassador

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If you have or had an NIH Loan Repayment Program award, you can pay it forward by becoming an LRP Ambassador.

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Harness the Immense Power of Nosiness in NIH RePORTER

Rebecca Helton

You've got questions. NIH RePORTER has answers.

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Dr. Stephen Korn on NINDS Workforce Development

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

A storified version of Dr Stephen Korn's talk at Vanderbilt on Workforce Development. Excellent pointers on grantsmanship, new funding mechanisms for trainees and more!

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Good News, Everyone!

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Success rates for R01 and equivalent awards went up in FY 2016, with R01s hitting over 19% and R01-equivalents breaking 20% for the first time in ten years.

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A Peek Inside Study Section: The Riff Raff Edition

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

The first of a multipart series on ad hoc'ing for my first R-award study section. I shook off some nerves and, gasp!, had fun.

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Don't Crash on Approach

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Getting the approach section of your grant fine-tuned is crucial. You must land your science smoothly.

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Creed: Taking a Beating

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Nothing like a fight movie to surface comparisons to battles in academic life. When you get in the ring to compete for a grant you will take a beating. Some …

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Peer Behind the Study Section Curtain

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Register for the Mock Study Section at Translational Science 2017. All pre- and postdoctoral trainees as well as early career faculty can participate in the Mock Study Section at Translational Science 2017.  …

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Finally! Data on What Study Section Really Cares About

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Six years ago, NIH revamped their scoring system asking reviewers to provide numbers ranging from 1 (best) to 9 (worst) assessing applications Environment, Investigator, Innovation, Approach, and Significance. NIH has emphasized Innovation (…

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