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Internships Boost Postdocs’ Skills, Worldliness, and Marketability

22 October 2013 – 11:25 |

When Kelly Andringa began to get calls from faculty anxious about their paperwork, she wondered whether she’d done her assignment right. As a 2-days-a-week intern on the conflict-of-interest review board at the University of Alabama, …

Asking the Public for Money

6 July 2012 – 08:43 |

Postdoctoral research fellow David Kipping has often seen other astronomers don smart jackets when attending meetings or giving presentations, especially when they knew that funding powers-that-be would also be there. So before heading to one …

Grant applications: Find me the money

28 June 2012 – 08:56 |

The e-mails were arriving in Pete Kissinger’s inbox almost every day: “TODAY ONLY: Extra 25% Off … Craft your R01 Grants Management … Only 1 Day Left.” They were from consultants trying to charge him …

Field hospitality

24 January 2012 – 17:37 | One Comment

Early in his career, Paul Olsen sat in front of a television, expecting to see his own image. He had hosted a television crew on a research expedition to Manicouagan Crater in Canada, where he …