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  • Academic Careers

    Toward Gender Equality in Science

    Nathalie Pettorelli and Seirian Sumner — two behavioral and population ecologists, both research fellows at the Institute of Zoology in London — argue in the Guardian Higher Education Network that what is needed for greater gender equality in science is not to attract more girls to science, but rather to help more wo… Read More
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    Call for ERC Starting Grants Now Open

    The European Research Council (ERC) today launched its fifth call for the ERC Starting Grants, which are designed to support outstanding early-career scientists as they set up or consolidate their independent research teams in Europe. Awarded annually, the ERC Starting Grants scheme gives early-career scientists up to €2… Read More
  • Elisabeth Pain

    Training Opportunities for Innovation in Spain

    The Spanish Ministries for Science and Innovation and for Labor and Immigration today announced that they will jointly fund the initial training in research, development, and innovation of Ph.D.-holders and university graduates after recruitment by industry. The program is part of a national effort to boost innova… Read More
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    Alternatives to PowerPoint?

    Microsoft’s presentation software — PowerPoint — is almost universally used at scientific (and other) conferences, but not everyone is a fan. Many scientists have criticized PowerPoint’s static and often overcrowded bullet points. As reported by Peter Sayer in an article published yesterday in CIO magazine, Sw… Read More
  • Elisabeth Pain

    Quick Facts on STEM Graduates’ Motivations and Aspirations

    A recent study of how well prepared science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) graduates in the United Kingdom feel when looking for a job, and of what motivates them, revealed that: Graduates find extra-curricular activities to be the best way to develop their competencies outside of their degree.  STEM graduates feel least… Read More
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    Spanish Young Investigators Denounce Delays

    The Spanish Federation of Young Investigators (FJI)/Precarios today denounced delays and errors in the allocation of international fellowships for Spanish postdocs. “The terrible management of the postdoctoral grants maintains more than a thousand young investigators in an unsustainable situation,” says the press release  Read More
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    Let Down by the Scientific Establishment?

    On 24 May the Royal Institution of Great Britain (RI) held a debate in London called ‘Science careers: has the science establishment let down young researchers?‘  In the announcement, the RI framed the issue like this: “It’s the scientists and the engineers who will ultimately develop and build the supply of clean  Read More
  • Elisabeth Pain

    New Rules for Student Visas in the U.K.

    Some new regulations for student visas in the United Kingdom go into effect on 4 July. Among the changes is the need for visa applicants to declare that they have the necessary funds to support themselves during their course of study (though a fast-track application process will be put in place for “low risk students” coming f… Read More
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    Calling for Private Funding to Spot Young Talent

    As reported today by Europa Press, three of Spain’s most prominent biomedical researchers have called for more public-private partnerships to support the education of the next generation of Spanish scientists. The three Spanish researchers are Pedro Alonso, Director of the Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB); Vale… Read More
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    IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award

    The U.K.’s Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is inviting nominations for the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award 2011. The award aims to recognize the best female engineer under 30 years of age currently working in the United Kingdom. Among the qualities the IET is looking for are being an “energetic and t… Read More