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    U.S. Proposes Hike in Student Visa Fee

    Tucked away in a news release from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on 11 April is a notice that DHS has proposed doubling the fee for student visas from $100 to $200. The fee is required of all new applicants for visas to attend academic and vocational schools in the U.S., and is non-refundable. Read More
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    Scenes from Meet the Science Careers Editors

    We had a steady flow of guests at the Meet the Science Careers Editors session yesterday (15 February) at the AAAS annual meeting. Here area few photos from the event. Ric Weibl, Director of AAAS’s Center for Careers in Science and Technology welcomes the guests. Jim Austin, Brooke Allen, and Anne Sasso We catch scientists… Read More
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    Science-Engineering Internships Win International Best-Practices Award

    The Institute of International Education (IIE) announced yesterday the 2008 winners of its Best Practices in International Education awards, and the first prize went to an internship program in Japan for science and engineering students. The NanoJapan initiative that won the top rating provides undergraduate summer internships in nanotechnology at… Read More
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    Funding News You Can Use

    When GrantsNet began adding new U.S. government science grants last spring, the volume of new funding opportunites on a given month tripled, which meant the monthly Funding News also tripled in size. To make it easier to find the grants you want in each Funding News, we added a search feature for each month’s entries… Read More
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    Editors’ Best of 2007 Now Live

    For three years, Science Careers has devoted its last issue of the year to highlighting our editors’ choices for the best articles of the year, and we continued that tradition this year. Our editors could apply whatever criteria they deemed fit to the decision, but had to limit their choices to five articles only. The… Read More
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    English-Language Test Disrupted

    The Educational Testing Service (ETS) reported that it had to postpone the scheduled offering of its Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) on 15 December. According to the organization’s Web site, ETS suffered "an internal service disruption during the check-in procedure" for the test. ETS offers the test at hundreds of loca… Read More
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    More on Work-Life Balance

    This week’s package on work-life balance has generated some interesting feedback, and once you start talking about these issues, related items pop up all over the place. We heard from Kathleen Wiant, co-founder of needlestackjobs.com. It’s a new job board that lists flextime jobs in professional fields. The site defines "flext… Read More
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    Grants for Bold, Innovative Research for International Researchers

    As my colleague Jim Austin pointed out earlier today, NIH is making funds available for particularly innovative biomedical research through its Pioneer and New Innovator programs. For researchers outside the U.S. — those collaborating on international research teams — there’s funding available from the Human Frontier Science Progr… Read More
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    You’re the star of this new Science Careers series

    Got something to say about starting or moving through a career in science? Here’s your chance to let friends and colleagues know what’s on your mind. This week, Science Careers unveils a series of personal essays called "In Person," about education and career development — in the broadest sense — in the sciences an… Read More
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