All posts tagged with grants

Link: When should academic scientists retire?

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The Scientist has a nice piece by Katarina Zimmer on the idea of mandatory retirement ages for academic scientists: “Is Mandatory Retirement the Answer to an...

Link: Sustaining open access databases

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Cameron Neylon considers some of the challenges in keeping open data access initiatives sustainable over the long term: “Squaring Circles: The economics and ...

Shared resources and NSF funding strategy

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Eos has an article about NSF funding strategies for ocean sciences: “A Transformational Path Forward for the Ocean Sciences Community”. Ocean research requir...

Quote: Louis Leakey on funding

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Louis Leakey, in a letter to Wilfrid Le Gros Clark (cited in Morrell, V., Ancestral Passions, p. 209), just after his and Mary’s discoveries of Zinjanthropus...

Link: Personalized medicine going to Congress

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The New York Times reports on the new initiative to fund massive research on personalized medicine: “Obama to Request Research Funding for Treatments Tailore...

Mad Men and scientific grant writing

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You can understand a lot about academic research by watching Mad Men. The series is about advertising executives in the 1960s, including “creatives” who work...

Changing the currency of academic science

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John Ioannidis is well known as a critic of the way science has usually been practiced. I’ve linked to his work before (“Link: John Ioannidis and the scienti...

Philanthropy and public funding of science

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Lots of people have been talking about this New York Times article about the increasing philanthropic funding of big science projects: “Billionaires With Big...

Wellcome Trust funds public engagement

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The Wellcome Trust, a major funder of biomedical research in the UK, has made a new 4.5 million pound investment in public engagement, as explained by Clare ...

Centuries of grant writing

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Jenny Rohn has an article on the wasted effort into failed grant writing, which is so full of good paragraphs it’s hard to figure out which one to snip: “Sho...

The cost of plagiarism at NSF

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I pass this along from ScienceInsider, really too irritated for clever comment: “NSF Audit of Successful Proposals Finds Numerous Cases of Alleged Plagiarism...

Moonies of Bethesda

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Highly recommended for Friday: Michael Eisen on “Is the NIH a cult?”

"We don't need a master"

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The Boston Globe has a a story about a new institute, founded by Jon F. Wilkins, that aims to solve some of the administrative problems facing independent sc...

Small grants enhance exploration

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Blogger “Prof-like substance” opens the curtain a bit on grant reviews: “What I learned at an NSF Bio preproposal panel”.

Max-Planck-Weizmann

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A reader tipped me off to this Michael Balter news item: “New German-Israeli Center Will Research Archaeology and Anthropology”.

Retractions and grants

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Pascale Lane reviews a paper about retraction rates in top journals: “Papers ‘Not Meant to Be Factual’”.

Funding people

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From Scientific American’s editorial on grants, “Dr. No Money”:

Second grant life

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Would you participate in a “virtual” NSF review panel in Second Life?

NSF to require data access plan

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Science Insider reports that the National Science Foundation is going to make a “data management plan” a requirement of every grant application.

Jobs in American science

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From Beryl Lieff Benderly in Scientific American’s online content: “Does the U.S. Produce Too Many Scientists?”

Dystopian reporting

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Ed Yong: “Adapting to the new ecosystem of science journalism”.

Public access to federally funded research

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The Obama Administration’s Office of Science and Technology Policy is running a forum on public access to federally funded research. There seem to be ongoing...

Fossil access editorial

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The editors of Scientific American offer arguments for greater data and public access to fossils in their current (September 2009) issue: “Fossils for All: S...

The broken grant review system

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For a Sunday morning read, there’s Gina Kolata’s article in the NY Times: “Grant System Leads Cancer Researchers to Play It Safe”:

Genome data access and funding models

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Mike the Mad Biologist checks in with an interesting post on “The Double Standard of Genomic Data Release and the Role of Incentives”. The question: why do l...

Stimulating some grants

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In case you’re wondering whether you have a chance at some of that stimulus money for your grant proposal:

Stimulating some grants

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A story on how new Energy Secretary Steven Chu is planning to dole out the stimulus money:

NSF and data access

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Mark Weiss from NSF appeared at the AAPA business meeting to discuss recent changes in the funding guidelines from the Physical Anthropology program. The mo...