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A photo of Alexis Ceasrine: PostDoc Appreciation Week 2022: Are you making an expensive mistake? The true cost of doing a postdoc

PostDoc Appreciation Week 2022: Are you making an expensive mistake? The true cost of doing a postdoc 

September 22, 2022
Most academic research labs would agree that a lab without postdocs is like a river without water. All the more reason that we in the research ecosystem should be supporting our postdocs, but do we really walk the talk when it comes to looking after our postdocs?  A series of tweets from Dr. Alexis Ceasrine...

World Alzheimer´s Day 2022: Top foundation funders for Alzheimer’s disease research

September 21, 2022
A short history of World Alzheimer’s Day Each year on September 21, the world commemorates Alzheimer´s day. World Alzheimer’s Day was first established in 1994 by Alzheimer´s Disease International. While Alzheimer’s awareness month is recognized at different times of the year depending on where you are in the world, what we can all agree on...

International Microorganism Day 2022: Research funders supporting microbiology research 

September 14, 2022
Why is International Microorganism Day celebrated on September 17? It is very recently that the world started celebrating International Microorganism Day. The Portuguese Society of Microbiology (SPM) established September 17 as International Microorganism Day to commemorate the day in 1863 when Anton van Leeuwenhoek first reported his description of single-celled organisms to the Royal Society...
An image of an ocean is the background. At top left, a photo of Emily Tewes standing on a sailboat at sea. “Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA): Perspective from a funder, Emily Tewes,Science and Policy Adviser”

Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA): Perspective from a funder, Emily Tewes, Science and Policy Adviser

September 6, 2022
This week, for our Funder Perspectives series, we spoke with Emily Tewes, from Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA). Emily has a background in Marine Science and now works as the Science and Policy Adviser at SOA. This interview is the first in a series of interviews with individuals who are directly involved with decisions made by...
Postdoc fellowship in the USA blog post

Postdoctoral fellowships in the USA – top funders for your next academic career move

August 31, 2022
A while back we discussed the benefits of having your own independent research funding for your postdoctoral training, rather than being dependent on your mentor’s funding. We also discussed international mobility and whether the USA is still the best location for postdoctoral training. While no country can guarantee long-term success in research to its postdoctoral...
microbes in a dish in upper left and a shadow border of crops along top.

Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success: Perspective from a recipient, Dr. Pam Marrone

August 23, 2022
This week, for our Researcher Perspectives series, we spoke with Dr. Pam Marrone, CEO and Founder of Chestnut Bio Advisors. Pam received the 2022 Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success from the American Chemical Society. This award was established “to recognize outstanding entrepreneurs who have created a commercially viable business within the chemical enterprise"...
An image of the world centered on the US with dots connected across the sky. Hertz Fellowship: Insights from a recipient, Dr. Kyle Gustafson

Hertz Fellowship: Insights from a recipient, Dr. Kyle Gustafson

August 16, 2022
The Hertz Fellowship - what is it? If you are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States planning to pursue a PhD in the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering, this is one of the most prestigious financial awards you could receive. The Hertz Foundation offers substantial funding facilitating academic freedom...

Better research funding distribution – could partial randomization be the answer?

August 8, 2022
What is "partial randomization" when it comes to research funding? For many of society’s challenges, including the UN’s global sustainable development goals, research funding is crucial. We also know, however, that just throwing money at a problem, does not mean that the problem has been solved by the money. This is especially true when it...

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