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January 12, 2007

Getting Ready for Electronic R01 Submissions

An important part of all the universities' preparations is getting their research faculty ready for the change.

February 23, 2007

Young Researchers Face NASA Budget Realities

"Because opportunities are so few and far between, we are in fact sacrificing the future to pay for the present." --Lennard Fisk, space science professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

March 02, 2007

A "Hippocratic Oath" for Scientists?

Jones believes that senior scientists have "lost a sense of accountability to the next generation insofar as all of our interests in them are self interests ... so that
our career can get advanced but not necessarily
their career."

March 09, 2007

Is Grants.gov in the FastLane?

When it comes to accepting electronic applications, the agency is in no hurry to leave the FastLane.

May 04, 2007

Responding to Violence in Schools

"It's on-the-ground, in-depth research with a very qualitative component." --Olivia Salcido

May 11, 2007

Opening Minds to Ancient Times

"Generally, I find that people are attracted to enthusiasm if it's unfettered and for the right reasons," says Hendrik Poinar, director of McMaster University's Ancient DNA Laboratory.

September 07, 2007

A Karolinska Doctoral Candidate Learns the Joys of Business Ownership, Research, and Fatherhood

"I like to move very fast and take a lot of risks compared to the traditional Swedish way."

--Mohammed Homman

October 05, 2007

Making Mentoring Mandatory

"If, in the course of the day, faculty spend some time talking about their career and careers in general, it wouldn’t be something they would have to keep a note of in a logbook and say, ‘Oh, this isn’t research-related.’ ”--Joseph Ellis

November 02, 2007

The Ultralong-Distance Quest

The roads of Brittany were littered with cyclists who failed to live by this rule; so are the roads of science.

December 28, 2007

Science Careers Best of 2007

We expanded our coverage of student issues in 2007.

January 04, 2008

Feeling the Elephant

"All the people who put the reports together have one or another of their personal needs fulfilled … but it doesn’t help the nation." - Vivek Wadhwa

February 08, 2008

Global Feature: Mentoring

What makes mentoring relationships successful?

April 04, 2008

Networking Group Seeks to Bridge the Poles

"By meeting other early-career scientists, you get into a group of people with similar interests and problems." --Angelika Renner, British Antarctic Survey

May 02, 2008

Structuring Academic Careers in Europe

"If we had a unified career structure, that would revolutionize European science. It would just start to draw everybody in." --Tony Hyman, a professor at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

May 02, 2008

Taken for Granted: Lost in Space

"The NIH funding crisis is chronic, systemic, and much worse than reported." --Peter Cariani

May 16, 2008

Coming to Europe

"It is not enough to make European research more attractive. We also need to make the working environment more attractive." --Massimo Serpieri, DG Research, European Commission

May 16, 2008

Science Careers Podcast Index

Here's a list of podcasts featuring writers and subjects of Science Careers articles.

July 11, 2008

Courting Controversy: Animal Rights (and Wrongs)

"You have this relationship forming which is an unequal relationship in which you bear a great amount of responsibility." --A former neuroscience researcher

August 22, 2008

Science Careers Poll Results: A Realistic Readership

November 07, 2008

U.K. Visa Changes Mean Closer Scrutiny for Non-European Students

New U.K. immigration policies, which go into effect next year, impose more rigid requirements than past policies.

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