Ideas for the Academic Traveler

Motivated Mentor

Maximize the best parts of travel by adding new dimensions to your planning and by disrupting some conventional ideas about work travel.

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Introverts Can Network, Too!

Alvin Jeffery, PhD, RN

Do you consider yourself an introvert? Do you get anxious thinking about how to meet new colleagues? Check out these tips shared from a fellow introvert...

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Spring Conference Season Essentials

The Edge for Scholars

The weather is finally warming up, and we’re now into spring conference season. Go prepared with this grab-bag of tips and tricks from across the web.

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Early Career Researcher Travel Grants

The Edge for Scholars

Are you less than five years out from your PhD, have you published in eLife, and could you use $1,000 to travel to a conference?

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It's National Science Meeting Time! Nine Protips on Meeting, Greeting and Getting It Done Like a Rockstar

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

  Congrats….you are off to that awesome annual meeting you adore where your science friends chat you up, cheer you on and buy you a beer. Here’s some …

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Awesome stuff at Translational Science 2017

The Edge for Scholars

Translational Science 2017 will happen in Washington, DC, on April 19-21. Why should you care? This meeting includes many sessions specifically geared to early career investigators, such as a mock study …

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The Emerging Scientist Holiday Gift Guide

The Edge for Scholars

Not sure what book to get for the academic in your life this holiday season? With the huge amount of literature available, it’s often hard to decide what material …

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Exercising Your Professional Brand at Conference Interviews

Rebecca Helton, MA

At Vanderbilt, we’ve been doing a lot with professional branding lately.  What you wear, what you do, and how you speak, sit, and walk all say things about you …

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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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Do You Have Mysterious Dragons in Your Research?

The Edge for Scholars

If my experience reading some of the world’s best (and worst) literature has taught me anything, it is that all of the best stories have dragons in them. O.…

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