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  • Academic Careers

    Singapore NRF Fellowships

    The National Research Foundation (NRF) in Singapore is inviting scientists under 40 years of age to apply for a generous fellowship to carry out independent research in the country. The Singapore NRF Fellowships offer tenure-track faculty positions that come with a salary package equivalent to that of a local assistant professor and a research… Read More
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    Matching Scientists with Adventurers

    Gregg Treinish, a man whose hiking credentials include a stroll along most of the Andes, took part in the Appalachian Trail Days event last weekend with an unusual sense of purpose. On a previous hike, he “felt selfish and … realized that was a shared feeling amongst hikers and mountaineers,” Treinish says.  That feeling, tog… Read More
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    Seminars for Postdocs on Research Opportunities in India

    Anuradha Lohia, CEO of the India Alliance, will lead a series of seminars next month in the U.S. on biomedical, clinical, and public health research opportunities for postdocs in India. The India Alliance is a partnership between India’s Department of Biotechnology and the Wellcome Trust in the United Kingdom, formed in 2008. Lohia’s se… Read More
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    New Summer Internships in Indonesia Available for U.S. Undergrads

    A new summer internship program allows U.S. undergraduate students — and Indonesian students enrolled in U.S. degree programs — to study, live, and work in Indonesia while learning about the administration of not-for-profit organizations.  The internships include positions in fields such as environmental protection and public healt… Read More
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    International Science, Engineering Students Increase at U.S. Universities

    The number of science and engineering students from abroad jumped 20% at American institutions in the 2008-09 academic year, with the biggest gains recorded in engineering and computer science. Science and engineering students now comprise about half of all international students in the U.S. and nearly two-thirds of international graduate students. Read More
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    Harkness Health Care Policy Fellowships: Aid From Abroad for U.S. Health Care

    One lesson gained from Michael Moore’s film Sicko, and from this year’s health care debate, is that Americans can learn a lot about health care from other countries. Now, the Commonwealth Fund offers fellowships in health care policy for experts from Europe and elsewhere to come to America, learn, and teach. The Harkness Fellowships in… Read More
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    Admission Offers Drop for Foreign Grad Students at U.S. Universities

    For the first time in 5 years, admission offers from American universities to foreign grad students–including science and engineering students–dropped compared to the year before. Grad-school applications from foreign students increased slightly for the 2009-2010 academic year, but the increase was the smallest since 2005. These finding… Read More
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    American Grads Finding Jobs in China

    Today’s New York Times tells how some recent American college graduates are finding better job prospects in Shanghai and Beijing than in Chicago and Birmingham. Chinese employers apparently value the Americans’ entrepreneurial attitudes and practices, which, they say, are not often found in Chinese workers. China has so far weathered th… Read More
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    H-1B Visas for Current Year Still Available

    The technology trade magazine Information Week reports that some 20,000 H-1B visas, used to bring high-skilled temporary workers to the United States, are still available for the current fiscal year. Immigration law sets an annual quota of 65,000 H-1B visas, and to date the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has received 44,900 visa petition… Read More
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    The consequences of scientific misconduct

    An article published last week by The Scientist looks at the short- and long-term consequences of scientific misconduct on the careers of those who perpetrated it. In Life After Fraud, three scientists give their versions of the facts that led the U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI) to declare them guilty of scientific fraud. These sc… Read More