"When important decisions are made in Washington, D.C., scientists and engineers are rarely at the table."
Although the capacity of the profession is still an unknown, it seems that there's little chance of the field drying up.
"Conducting research is like riding a bike--once you learn how to do it, you never really forget!"
"Eurodoc will help to articulate the needs of PhD students, to coordinate [their] activities and to be listened to, also in Brussels. ..."
--Christian Siegler, president of Eurodoc
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There are many routes into science policy. Take the one that most appeals to you.
"It was particularly advantageous to see the grant-giving process from the other side of the fence. ..."
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"I haven't given up, although I've thought about it."
"... there are many ways to overcome the financial burden that comes with your pursuit of higher education."
"What I find especially appealing about science policy jobs is that like many interdisciplinary careers, there is no one particular "track" set out for them."
And for those of you who are completely at sea, the courses will help you identify what you have to offer and what you want out of your career.
You crawl before you walk. You walk before you run. You grow in steps.
"It was great to get to know all the famous participants in person, after reading their papers for several years."
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