Growing Opportunities: Research Funding & Awards Bulletin Board

The Edge for Scholars

Curated list of biomedical funding opportunities, with emphasis on early career researchers, pilot research, and foundation sponsors. Check back often.

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Q&A: How to Give a Chalk Talk

BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program

You have a whiteboard, a marker, and an hour to convince a department to hire you. How will you handle it? Senior faculty give their advice.

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NIH Diversity/Minority Supplements for Your R01

Rebecca Helton, MA

These are the easiest, and perhaps most rewarding, grants you'll ever get. Learn how.

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More Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Wrote My K

The Edge for Scholars

Three more K awardees share the advice they wish they'd received before preparing career development awards.

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Creating a Clearing in the Woods

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Our lives are moving both too fast and too slow. We recognize demands but are more restricted and stationary than ever before.

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How to Get a K24

The Edge for Scholars

Four recipients of K24s shared their advice for writing these grants that protect time for mentoring.

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Tips for Scoring a VA Career Development Award

Rebecca Helton, MA

For those with a connection to the Veterans Health Administration, the VA CDA 2 can be a great way to propel your career.

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Don’t Let Your Research Questions Go Out Without PICOTS

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Specification of PICOTS is the minimum outerwear required to prevent your research question from being caught in a downpour of questions.

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Acting on the Essential

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Essentialism is a guide to being re-energized by sharpening our focus on what is essential, compelling and generative.

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Counting What Counts in Responsible Conduct of Research Training

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

A simple tool for collecting information about discussions in small groups and among individuals on topics related to responsible conduct of research allowed us to better see what concerns about …

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How to Manage People as a New Investigator

Rebecca Helton, MA

We recently hosted three newly independent investigators who run research teams humming with activity and people, who told us what it takes to manage a lab full of humans in …

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