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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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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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Applications Now Being Accepted for VCU 2015-2016 CAREER Academy!

The Call for Application for VCU’s 2015-2016 CAREER Academy is now open! All the details are on Jessica Venable’s blog, Resources for Researchers. Applications are due by June 15, 2015.

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VCU 2015-2016 CAREER Academy

This just in from the Office of Research: Dear Colleagues, The Office of Research and Innovation is pleased to announce that we will support another cohort of the VCU CAREER Academy in 2015-2016. The CAREER Academy provides a year of intensive, proposal development training and support to VCU faculty who will be applying to the […]

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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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Thursday Top Ten: All About OSP Forms!

Heather Lennon contributes this week’s Thursday Top Ten: All About OSP Forms!  As a former member of the OSP Gold Team, she is the expert!   For new faculty members, as well as seasoned ones, the sheer number of forms needed for a single proposal submission can be overwhelming.  Below is a glossary of the […]

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Thursday Top Ten: PI Responsibilities

Today’s Thursday Top Ten is all about the responsibilities of the Principal Investigator of a sponsored project. It goes far beyond “the science,” as you will see! 1)  Although VCU officially accepts and manages awards, mitigating much of the personal risk for the PI, the PI is an integral and crucial piece of the puzzle. […]

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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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Women in STEM: The Real Problem?

There has been much discussion around women in STEM fields over the last few years. We have talked about it here before. Kelly J. Baker at the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Vitae blog has a new perspective on what actually causes women to leave STEM fields (or never to enter them in the first place). […]

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