Tag Archives: graduate students

Funding Opportunity: Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award in Honor of Richard Teeter

By: Heather Lennon The Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award in Honor of Robert M. Teeter is an annual award of $5,000 given to a doctoral student to support dissertation research and writing in any field related to any aspect of the United States political process and public policy during the last half of the 20th […]

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Are You Ready?

Today’s post is reblogged from Jessica Venable’s official Ready, Set, Grant! blog! Make sure you sign up for and attend these exciting sessions!  After months of planning, we are pleased to announce the Ready, Set, Grant! program of workshops and registration are now available. This event, scheduled for January 12-14, 2016 in the Academic Learning Commons, is a […]

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Fun Friday: Winners of the Annual Dance Your PhD Contest

You read that right.  There is actually an annual contest in which PhD candidates communicate their science via interpretive dance.  There is a cash prize. The results are pretty entertaining. You’re welcome.

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Funding Opportunity: Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS), NSF 14-574

By: Heather Lennon The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development of innovative, analytical, and statistical methods and models for those sciences.  MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields […]

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Funding Opportunity: American Psychological Association – Basic Psychological Research Grant

By: Heather Lennon Any graduate students in Psychology interested in funding for your thesis, dissertation or other research projects?  This opportunity through the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students may be for you! The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) is committed to promoting psychological science and the needs of science-oriented graduate students.  The […]

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Top Ten: Tips for Success in Writing

It’s time for a Top Ten List! It’s been a little while, and even though it isn’t Thursday (and Thursday is now Policy Spotlight day!) the Top Ten lives on! Today’s Top Ten centers on tips for success in grant writing (but these tips can apply to all types of writing). 1) Schedule your writing […]

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How to Identify Scientific Crackpots

Brandeis Magazine has a fantastic article by Laura Gardner on the various types and characteristics of scientific fraudsters. This is an interesting read for several reasons: first, it’s just fascinating. Second, it’s a great way for research administrators and other non-scientists, as well as new faculty and graduate students, to key into and evaluate potential […]

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Responding to Negative Reviews

“Publish or Perish” is the oft-repeated mantra of academia, but as we’ve discussed before, the “publish” part  is getting more difficult.  Maybe not as difficult as getting funded these days, but still, difficult. Peer review is part of both the publication and funding processes, and as we have discussed before, there are inherent problems, especially in […]

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Sham Journals Are On the Rise: What to Watch Out For

Open access, transparency, and accountability are the latest buzzwords in scientific publication, it seems. Even the Gates foundation has joined the list of advocates for open access. This is, of course, a good thing. Access to information is always important, and transparency and accountability are laudable, common sense goals. Focusing on these things brings to light […]

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New Report on Postdoctoral Training Highlights Need for Reform

A new report has been issued from the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine about the US postdoctoral training system and the need for reforms including higher salaries and more emphasis on mentoring and alternative career paths for PhDs. The report largely echoes an earlier report in 2000 that brought […]

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