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March 22, 2002

Women Without Tenure, Part 3: Why They Leave

Studies have shown that both male and female faculty members favor males in classroom settings.

February 27, 2004

Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 24: Casualty of War: Micella Loses a Co-worker

Unfortunately many of us get tripped up in the hurdles, because we lack preparation, confidence, test-taking ability, motivation ... not necessarily because we don't have potential as scientists.

September 08, 2006

A Head Start in Renewable Energy

Guillaume Bourtourault's enduring interest in environmental matters, his drive to pursue a career even when it was marginalised, and his vision for sustainable development are what made it all possible.

March 26, 2004

Dipping a Toe in Commercial Waters

"I wanted my work to be important for mankind, and fundamental research didn't make me feel that."

October 18, 2002

Improving Ph.D. Studies in the Netherlands

"Several studies in the last couple of years have already signaled that changes are necessary, so maybe it is time to reconsider the AIO system."

September 28, 2001

Small-University Biomedicine; Collaborating With Singapore

Due to the high volume of questions received, The GrantDoctor cannot answer all queries on an individual basis. Look for an answer to your question published in this column soon! Thank you!

March 29, 2002

Science Writer in Residence

I sent out a round robin to a dozen heads of departments asking whether they would take me in as a science writer in residence.

March 31, 2006

Scientists Step Into the Classroom

Botanist-turned-teacher Liam Garvey describes his ultimate reward as "when a kid gets it. You see the light of understanding; that's the kick."

April 29, 2005

Not Your Father's Postdoc

"The number one thing that every postdoc needs to think about is what they want to do when they grow up." - Ida Chow, executive officer of the Society of Developmental Biology

January 13, 2006

Career Blocker: Bad Advisors

"My ex-PI was so frugal, I had to scrub and re-use all the disposable items.” - Dorothy.

July 16, 2004

Tooling Up: Career Success Factors, Part 2--Ten Habits of Successful Scientists

"The most successful people realize that counting on perfection at all times is impractical." --Michael Zigmond

February 10, 2006

Plant Sciences: A Minority Perspective

April 21, 2006

Tooling Up: Guerrilla Marketing Yourself

"Personal branding is not about presenting a false image. It is about understanding what is unique about you--your accomplishments, experience, attitude--and then using that to differentiate yourself from other job hunters. Your brand is your edge in the job market." --Levinson and Perry

Patrick Canupp
January 11, 2013

Science on the Fast Track

NASCAR is hiring mechanical engineers and aerodynamics scientists to shave milliseconds off lap times and push racecars to their limits.

May 13, 2013

When All Science Becomes Data Science

As traditional disciplines become more data-focused, traditional scientists need to become more "pi-shaped".

Knatokie Ford
May 22, 2013

Forging the Way for Other Minority Scientists

A desire to prove to disadvantaged students that they, too, could be successful carried Knatokie Ford through her graduate program at Harvard.

Ethan Perlstein
May 17, 2013

Going Rogue

As a prestigious Princeton fellowship came to an end, Ethan Perlstein decided to strike out on his own.

Taken for Granted
June 05, 2013

Study to Examine Academic Lab-Safety Culture

The yearlong study aims to improve campus safety practices.

Stephanie McGuire
June 24, 2013

Stephanie McGuire

Classical music and science have a lot in common, says the opera singer with a Ph.D. in psychoacoustics. She wants to help people from all backgrounds appreciate both.