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    A Massive Career Development Scheme in Sweden

    Sister site ScienceInsider (SI) is reporting a new scheme in Sweden that aims to provide generous funding to postdocs from around the world to help them move into faculty positions at Swedish universities. The SI post, written by Science Careers contributing editor Elisabeth Pain, says that Sweden plans to offer 25 awards each year for… Read More
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    How Big a Help is an Ig?

    Winning an important scientific prize doesn’t just acknowledge outstanding work.  Often, it also gives a matchless boost to the recipient’s career and reputation. This week, for example, the world’s attention is riveted on the announcement of the Nobel Prizes, the incomparable honors that propel scientists to the top run… Read More
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    The Working Conditions of Doctoral Researchers Across Europe

    As highlighted by our sister site Science Insider, the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (Eurodoc) today released a report outlining the working conditions of doctoral researchers in 12 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Sp… Read More
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    New ERC Starting Grants Awarded

    On Friday, the European Research Council (ERC) announced the winners of its Starting Grants, which offer early-career investigators up to 2 million euros over 5 years to help them establish or build up their research groups at European institutions. Now in its fourth year, the program awarded more than 670 million euros to 480 early-career res… Read More
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    European Funding for Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities Researchers

    It can be hard for researchers in the economic and social sciences and humanities to know what funding opportunities are available for them within the 7th European Research Framework Programme (FP7), especially beyond the Theme 8, “Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities.” The netT4society project (funded by the EU) h… Read More
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    Podcast on Vitae Conference on Realizing the Potential of Researchers

    Vitae, a U.K. organization promoting the personal and professional development of researchers, has released a podcast with highlights from the first day of the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2011 currently unfolding in Manchester. The event gathers research organizations, funding bodies, career d… Read More
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    45 Tech Companies to Double their Engineering Internships

    The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness announced yesterday at a panel discussion in Portland, Oregon, that it had secured a commitment from 45 companies to double the number of engineering internship opportunities they offer by 2012. The move is part of the council’s effort to train and graduate an additional 10,000 enginee… Read More
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    Dance Your Ph.D.

    It’s official: The 2011 ‘Dance your Ph.D.’ contest is now on. Launched by the “Gonzo Scientist” (Science columnist John Bohannon) and sponsored by Science, the annual contest challenges scientists to explain their doctoral work to a lay audience through the medium of dance. Scientists from any discipline with… Read More
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    This Thursday: Chat with Experts on the State of Minorities and Women in Science

    Last week, Science published a study that found that black biomedical scientists are 10 percentage points less likely than their white peers to receive an R01 research grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). (See Science Careers’s discussion of what that means for the career prospects of black scientists.) And earli… Read More
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    Nat’l Academies Hope to Build a Better Postdoc

    Last week, the National Academies announced the creation of a new committee that will explore the state of the modern postdoctoral experience for scientists and engineers. By identifying the current number of postdocs, number of tenure-track positions available, tenure success rates, and the working conditions, salary, and benefits for po… Read More