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    July 09, 2004

    Opening Doors on a World of Research

    Dedication and patience are high on the list of skills required for any researcher, but when working internationally, Carrier believes, you have to go beyond the call of duty.

    July 02, 2004

    Growing Success

    We aim to achieve international excellence in all types of research and research training, from fundamental, curiosity-driven work that adds to the stock of knowledge to applied research resulting in commercial innovation.

    July 02, 2004

    Career Revolution in the Netherlands: A First Step

    "Insecurity about future opportunities is one of the biggest worries for young scientists in the Netherlands."

    July 02, 2004

    How Science Shapes My Work in International Relations

    "I believe that natural scientists can learn about the main aspects of international relations on the job. They just need to have the interest."

    June 25, 2004

    Immunology/Infectious Diseases: Lifesaving Opportunities on a Shifting Battlefront

    June 25, 2004

    From Science Fellowships to Reintegration Grants: Evolving Priorities

    "This is a practical example of international co-operation, which will contribute to peace, progress, and stability."

    June 24, 2004

    DARPA and the Decline of U.S. Computer Science Research

    In 2000, NSF received about 3000 computer science proposals with a success rate of 30%. In 2004, the number of applications had risen to 6500 and the success rate had dropped to 16%.

    June 18, 2004

    Tooling Up: Career Success Factors, Part 1--Believability

    Most of us have no idea how those on the receiving end make their decisions about our believability.

    June 18, 2004

    Science Policy's Frontline

    From the director and board to the directorates and offices at NSF, these specialists play a vital role in making sure the science policy "machine" runs smoothly.

    June 18, 2004

    Ask Dr Bridget for Advice

    June 18, 2004

    International Development Work – Challenges and Rewards

    For scientists with an expertise in agriculture, the environment or health and who are interested in applying their knowledge and skills closer to society, working on policy issues and programs can be professionally exciting and rewarding.

    June 11, 2004

    'Humanising' Engineering

    "I have realised that I can empower myself to improve things for my own and others' benefits."

    June 11, 2004

    Looking for the Right Lab

    Editor's note: MiSciNet's "Dear MentorDoctor" will appear every other month and is designed to help mentors and students with situations that commonly arise in academia. Do you have questions for MiSciNet's MentorDoctor team? Please send inquiries to
    rarnette@aaas.org.

    June 10, 2004

    Keeping a Career on Track with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Dealing with CFS has been difficult, but Hyland believes the disease was positive for him because it led to a suitable research niche.

    June 10, 2004

    Bouncing Back

    This article examines how these women dealt with their ordeals and how they got their careers back on track.

    June 04, 2004

    Turning Dumb Luck Into Smart Luck

    " Narod has spent 2 decades simultaneously "at the vanguard of a brand-new science" and at the helm of a corporation lucrative enough to support overseas mountaineering trips and a handsome home in an upscale neighborhood."

    June 04, 2004

    From Three Years in the Dark to the Dazzling World of International Affairs

    "As I'd only been in my job for a year, I thought I'd go along and have a chat about the role to let them know I was interested, in case any more jobs came up in the future."

    June 04, 2004

    A Measured Dose of Corporate Support

    Corporate sponsorship can provide not only funding but also access to information that's difficult to pull together, insight into techniques the corporation is experienced with, and access to resources that would otherwise be unavailable.

    June 04, 2004

    At the Center of International Debates

    "One of the great rewards of my job is getting to sit at the deliberation table with many of the world's most brilliant scientific minds and being seen as a 'peer'."

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