Rock Talk: NIH Recovers a Significant Portion of Funds Lost Due to Sequestration

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Much good news here: Because of the increased NIH budget as compared to last year, and due to the cycle of out-year commitments, we should ultimately be making more competing …

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Popular Young Scientist’s Post on Failure to Get Funding Goes Viral

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Brad Voytek should be the poster child for neuroscience. He’s smart, charismatic, does a ton of outreach, sports an impressive soul patch and works on difficult problems of how …

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A Missed Opportunity: NASEM Summit on Preventing Sexual Harassment

Teresa Swanson, PhD

I attended the 2019 NASEM Summit on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education

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Nifty Things from Open Mike

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NIH’s Rock Talk is now Open Mike, a blog by Dr. Michael Lauer, the Deputy Director for Extramural Research.  He and his team have been posting some cool stuff …

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Houston Has a Post-Hurricane Science Problem: Here's How You Can Help

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

As Harvey clears out, Houston's science community is facing devastating personal and professional loses. Here's how you and your lab can help.

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Community Engagement and the Befuddled Academic

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

When I wrote my first Op/Ed piece as a faculty member, I was scared of out my mind.  I read and re-read our faculty handbook, asked everyone I could …

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The Emerging Scientist Holiday Gift Guide

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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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NSF Just Made It A Lot Harder for Universities to Harbor Harassers

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

NSF has made a major change in how universities must report on Title IX violations. The question is, will NIH follow suit.

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News: Major Change to NIH Resubmission Policy

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[T]oday we have announced a policy change. While the new policy still allows a single resubmission per application, ideas that were unsuccessfully submitted as a resubmission (A1) may now …

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Why I WILL Be Marching For Science And Hope You Will, Too

Gordon Street, PhD

If we hope to counter the growth of anti-science in our electorate, science needs a champion and a grassroots movement. That's why I WILL be Marching for Science Aprill 22nd.

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