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July 27, 2007

A Guide to NSF Success

"A strong application always demonstrates an appreciation of the background of the field, with appropriate references to the results of others."

May 01, 2009

The Burning Question of Laboratory Safety

In the wake of a lab worker's death, experts warn that many academic labs are unsafe.

December 11, 2013

Horizon 2020: What’s in it for Young Scientists?

Science Careers reviews the Horizon 2020 opportunities that young scientists can benefit from most directly.

February 23, 2007

FP7 Funding Opportunities at a Glance

"We are focusing on people who have established that they are already very good scientists and are about to start or at the beginning of an independent career." --Fotis Kafatos, European Research Council President.

July 12, 2013

The Benefits of a Doubt

Doubt and uncertainty can be uncomfortable, writes Niamh Connolly, but they have the potential to lead to better science.

August 22, 2013

Postdoc Advancement: Marketing Your Value

Finding opportunities to demonstrate your know-how to potential employers is key for career advancement.

July 09, 2010

The Immigration Guru

In a debate long dominated by industry voices, statistician and tech expert Norman Matloff speaks up for the little people.

July 04, 2008

By the Numbers

With no agreed-upon body of statistics, industry representatives argue that technical talent is in short supply while labor economists insist that many fields are glutted.

January 13, 2014

A New Funding Model for Scientists

A team of U.S. researchers proposes a fast and cheap funding system that would fund scientists and not projects.

January 10, 2014

Two Funny Things That Happened on the Way to the STEM Skills Shortage

As lobbyists bemoan a shortage of scientific skills, a new study shows that starting salaries in STEM fields are flat or worse.

January 08, 2014

Making Scientific Meetings More Woman-Friendly

To increase the representation of women among speakers at scientific meetings, put women on the organizing committee.

Taken for Granted
January 09, 2014

The Rich Get Richer

Top-echelon researchers command an increasing share of research publications, a study shows.

January 16, 2014

Who Am I?

Instead of the usual New Year's resolutions, this year try something that's really new.

January 15, 2014

An American Postdoc Abroad

Edward O’Brien’s experience in England afforded him opportunities he would not have had otherwise, and it helped him land a tenure-track position in the United States.

January 08, 2014


To honor the new year and help scientists young and old recharge their batteries, we present a list of our most motivating, empowering, and invigorating articles.

January 10, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 10 January 2014

In a weekly feature, we point you toward career-related stories in other Science publications.

January 06, 2014

Foreign Scientists in India Take Good With Bad

India welcomes scientists from abroad, but living and working there remains a challenge for many Westerners.

January 03, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 3 January 2014

In a weekly feature, we point you toward career-related stories in other Science publications.

January 01, 2014

New Year’s Resolutions for Early-Career Scientists

Suggestions for 2014: Be healthier and friendlier, learn something new, get organized, and fall in love.

December 27, 2013

What Difference Does 5 Years Make?

Five years after the laboratory death of Sheri Sangji, some campuses have taken steps to make labs safer. Others, apparently, haven't.