Darwins' Balls Update!

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Thank you all for the amazing roll out for the 5th Annual Darwins’ Balls Bracket Challenge for STEM Education. We had a CRAZY amount of success this year. Just for …

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How to Be Heard by Legislators

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

The NIH budget is not final. Contact your representatives about programs you value & the need for increased investigator-initiated funding.

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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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Cancel Your Talks: A Way for Academics to Make a Statement Against Hatred

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Wondering what you can do to stop violent extremists? Stop going to campuses where they give them a platform to threaten college communities.

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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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Did You Miss It? Big Research Investing and a Decade of DrugMonkey Blog

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

This week’s edition of Friday Fighty Squirrel (FFS) offers a quick glimpse of things you might have missed this week on the interwebs while you were working away on …

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Multi Year Study Reveals Significant Bias Against Women in Grant Review

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

When panel's took a 'science first' approach to ranking grants, women fared as well as men. But that's not how it's done.

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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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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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Congress Likely to Give NIH $2 Billion Funding Increase

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A federal omnibus spending bill released early today gives a $2 billion funding increase to NIH, the biggest increase in more than 12 years. Scientists, patients and familes have been urged by …

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