The decision of whether to pursue a tenure-track faculty position has become increasingly difficult for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral trainees considering a career in research. Trainees express concerns over job availability, financial insecurity, and other perceived challenges associated with pursuing an academic position.
For early-career scientists along the training continuum, this advice deserves critical reflection before committing to an academic research career. For advisors and institutions, this work provides a unique perspective from...
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Education and Human Resources (EHR) Directorate has just released the solicitation for a new STEM Education Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (STEM Ed PRF, NSF 22-531) program.
The "STEM Ed PRF" program is intended to advance the preparation of recent doctoral graduates to engage in fundamental and applied research in STEM Education. Both individual and institutional awards are anticipated. Individual awards have a maximum of $300,000 for durations of up to 24 months. Awards to a single institution have a maximum of $1,250,000, and... Read more about NSF STEM Education Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
The course will be held in person at Harvard Medical School in late January or early February 2022 and registration will open soon.
This interactive course will provide an understanding of the relationship between science and policy, the role of values in crafting policy recommendations, and the complex ecosystem in which policy is made. Participants will engage in group activities designed to enhance professional skills needed for a variety of careers, including science policy. This hands-on experience culminates in a capstone communications assignment where...