What the F?: Childcare Costs Allowed on Fellowships & Training Grants

Melissa Krasnove

NIH recently announced NRSA fellows can request funding to defray the cost of childcare. This blog shares how to request the funds.

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Three essential steps to win a Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

Judith Ford, PhD

Short talks, like the three minute thesis (3MT) require special skills. Learn tips from Dr Judy Ford who has trained students for 8 years.

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On the Market: A Job Hunt Roundup

Ashley Hood, PhD

A compilation of job search boards, curated for postdoc and early career positions.

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What the F? Creating a Commons ID

Melissa Krasnove

Help! I’m submitting an NIH fellowship application and need a Commons ID. How do I get one?

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An International Postdoc Experience

Melissa Krasnove

Doing a postdoc outside the US offers many advantages.

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Staying Mentally Well in Academia is a Balancing Act

Evelyne Deplazes, PhD

In this post I reflect on what helps me to stay mentally well while forging a career in academia. Part of a series on mental health.

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Designing Your Career

The Edge for Scholars

Just as you start an experiment with a hypothesis, have clear goals for your career at the beginning.

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What the F? Reference Letter vs Letter of Support

Melissa Krasnove

Communicating to the reviewers your ability to succeed in science and the support you have around you to make that happen is a crucial component of a fellowship application. Often, …

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Best Poster Resources for Trainees

Aimee Edgeworth

A roundup of our favorite resources and protips on posters.

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10 Tips on Providing Feedback to Students

Evelyne Deplazes, PhD

My tips on providing effective feedback to help your students progress

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