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  • Academic Careers

    A European Road Map for Aging Research

    Early-career scientists need to have a broad view of where their research field is heading so that they can choose a niche where they can make important and innovative contributions, and eventually establish themselves as independent researchers. In the field of aging research, this challenge has been made a little easier by the release of… Read More
  • Academic Careers

    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
  • Academic Careers

    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
  • Academic Careers

    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
  • Academic Careers

    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
  • Academic Careers

    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
  • Academic Careers

    Study: Nepotism Widespread in Italy

    Anecdotally, cases of nepotism in Italian academic institutions appear to abound, but just how widespread the phenomenon is has been difficult to pin down. A statistical study published today in PLoS One suggests that nepotistic practices are rampant in Italy, with medicine and industrial engineering among the most inbred disciplines… Read More
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    New U.K. Visas for Exceptional Talent

    Between 9 August 2011 and 31 March 2012, the United Kingdom intends to give as many as 1000 visas to “exceptionally talented leaders in the fields of science, humanities, engineering and the arts,” in a new visa category: Tier 1 (Exceptional talent). The announcement was made by the UK Border Agency on 20 July. Read More
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    Employment for Scientists with Disabilities in Germany

    Many job ads from Germany published in scientific journals contain a statement that says language like, “Persons with disabilities will, with appropriate qualifications and aptitudes, be employed preferentially.” While equal opportunity statements are common enough, it’s rare to find overt statements of preference. We we… Read More
  • Alternative Careers

    EU Prize for Women Scientist-Innovators

    The European Union is inviting applications for its first EU Prizes for Women Innovators, which will reward three women entrepreneurs for their “innovative work in any field or business.” To be eligible, women entrepreneurs must be residing in the EU or an associated country and have founded or co-founded a company before 1 January… Read More