Your Guide to the Unspoken Rules of a Career in Academics

Rebecca Helton, MA

Not Discussed is a travel guide for academics at any stage of their careers. Win a free copy by commenting!

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Mapping the Path for a K or R Submission

The Edge for Scholars

If you'll be submitting a grant in June, now is the time to start preparations.  Pacing yourself is key to a successful grant submission that doesn't leave you wrung out.

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Taking Flight

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

If you want to be off your K or similar career development award before the end of five years, the calendar will tell you that you can't start later than …

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Bespoke Tailoring: Why You Want to Work with a Writer/Editor

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Hiring a medical editor is like having a bespoke tailor. No one cares what I’m wearing, but I want my work to step-out completely dressed for success.

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A Beginner's Guide for Addressing Sexual Harassment in Academia

Needhi Bhalla, PhD

Suggestions for how scientists, specifically male scientists, can undermine the alienating culture of sexual harassment that exists in STEM.

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Rochester's Neuroscience Harassment Debacle Gives NIH Director a Chance to Tackle Harassment: Will He Take It?

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Rochester's neuroscience program has failed to protect trainees from harassment and faculty from retaliation. Look for swift action from NIH Director Collins

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Academic Non-Renewal: Don’t Think it Can’t Happen to You

Dr Liz, PhD

Three years ago this week, I was given my 1-year’s notice that my tenure track Assistant Professor job would be non-renewed.

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Reality Check: It's Not Your Data

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Academics struggle over what is THEIR data. Letting go of ownership is essential to sanity and productivity. Here's how.

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How to Make an ESI Extension Request for Childbirth/Adoption

Rachel Bonami, PhD

NIH recognizes the impossible tap dance of being both new parent and scientist and offers help.

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Leadership from Behind a Screen

Chevis Shannon, DPH

In a matter of minutes my entire research team went from ‘must work on campus to ‘non essential, send them home to work remotely.’  I found myself thinking this …

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