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A response to NIH-RFI on funding policies and sustainability of biomedical research

Posted by on April 24th, 2015

Currently NIH has put out a request for information (RFI) to solicit input from the scientific community regarding “Optimizing Funding Policies and Other Strategies to Improve the Impact and Sustainability of Biomedical Research”(NOT-OD-15-084). The deadline to submit a response is May 17th 2015. More information can be found at Rock Talk blog post. Response need […]
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England, embryos, and axial columns: a Travelling Fellowship connecting Chicago to Cambridge

Posted by on April 21st, 2015

Greetings from Chicago! My name is Kate Criswell and I am a graduate student at the University of Chicago, working with Dr. Mike Coates on axial column evolution and development in fishes. I just finished up a five-week visit, sponsored by the Development Travelling Fellowship, to the University of Cambridge to work with Dr. Andrew […]
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”The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.” – The Nurse review of science funding.

Posted by on April 10th, 2015

The following is my response to the Nurse review on scientific funding call for evidence: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/nurse-review-of-research-councils-call-for-evidence Now he has lots of free time(!) having stepped down from running the Royal Society, Sir Paul remains the biggest name in scientific establishment, or at least the first name in the section marked ‘scientists’ in David Willett’s former […]
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Graduate students take on The Hill

Posted by on March 25th, 2015

On March 18, 2015, 24 graduate student scientists from twelve graduate programs across the country descended on Capitol Hill. We represented the National Science Policy Group, a network of graduate students committed to promoting science research funding and interested in issues at the intersection of science and public policy. Last Wednesday was our Congressional Visit Day, […]
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BSDB Gurdon Summer Studenships – DEADLINE!

Posted by on March 12th, 2015

End of March is the application deadline for the Gurdon Studentship scheme. This scheme provides financial support to allow highly motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in practical research during their summer vacation. We look for students with a strong academic record and clear career vision, who have taken the initiative to establish contacts […]
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BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (2)

Posted by on November 27th, 2014

In 2014, the BSDB has initiated the Gurdon Summer Studentship program with the intention to provide highly motivated students with exceptional qualities and a strong interest in Developmental Biology an opportunity to engage in practical research. The 10 successful applicants spent 8 weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, and the feedback we received […]
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The Future of Research Symposium:

The Funding of Research

Posted by on October 1st, 2014

This is the last of four posts relating to the Future of Research symposium which was announced in a previous blog post. Each of these posts will discuss a topic that is the focus of a workshop at the Symposium. Even if you can’t attend, please tweet @FORsymp with suggestions, or follow us to respond […]
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Do you want to visit a collaborators lab? Apply for a travelling fellowship!

Posted by on August 7th, 2014

Are you a postdoc or student planning to visit a collaborators lab? Then apply for a Development travelling fellowship! You can be awarded up to £2,500 (or currency equivalent) to offset travel costs and expenses, and there are no restrictions on nationality. Find out more by visiting the travelling fellowships website. The next deadline is the 31st of August. […]
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Of mice and zebrafish

Posted by on June 16th, 2014

This story starts with me shaking and nervous and stumbling through my mid-term thesis committee meeting presentation. Not only was I presenting the results from the first half of my PhD but on top of that, I was presenting this work to Francois Guillemot, basically a legend in the field of developmental neurobiology. Luckily for […]
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Development Travelling Fellowship: a node connecting Woods Hole with the Stowers Institute

Posted by on June 10th, 2014

June 1st, 2014: Exactly one year after my departure flight from Bologna to Boston to attend the 2013 MBL Embryology course held at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA (http://thenode.biologists.com/six-weeks-in-woods-hole/events/), I was again in the Bologna airport, only that this time I was landing from the States. I was returning to my home […]
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