Face It: Your Decks Will Never Be Cleared

Rebecca Helton, MA

One of the most widespread myths in academic writing is that you can, and should, try to “clear the decks”—that is, finish all of your other obligations before you …

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Be Edgetastic

The Edge for Scholars

Love it? Hate it? Want it and can’t find it? Join our opinion panel. You’ll get to speak up in brief pop-up surveys and earn (measly) cash rewards.

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Rock Talk: Comparing Success Rates, Award Rates, and Funding Rates

The Edge for Scholars

Let’s delve a bit deeper into one of your and my favorite topics: success rates. Most of you monitor success rates as an indicator of NIH funding trends but …

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Love TED Talks? So Do We. Tell Us Your Favorite and Win Two Tickets to TEDxNashville!

Rebecca Helton, MA

Link us to your favorite TED talk by 5 PM on March 8 and win!

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What You Should Expect from Mentors

The Edge for Scholars

Practical advice from four senior mentors on what you should expect and what you should do in return.

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What's an Edition?

Rebecca Helton, MA

I’m glad you asked! An edition is a customized version of the site for an institution, organization, or group.  Content posted to an edition can be pushed publically to …

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Not that Kind of Summer: Tales of Preparing for Academic Job Season

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: Do the prep work before job season starts.

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I'm Dying a Slow Academic Death and Travel is the Likely Killer

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

I have been to 2 countries, 8 cities, 3 giant meetings, and given 17 talks in 4 months. And, no, I’m not looking for a job. I have two more cities in the next …

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Shields Up: Being A Science Leader in Tough Times

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

It's a new week in unbelievably challenging times. Labs need to work and papers need to be published. Finding importance in pipetting and grant writing is a struggle.

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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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