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European Research Council (ERC) €653 Million Funding for Groundbreaking Research

European Research Council (ERC) €653 Million Funding for Groundbreaking Research

Funding is required for any type of research. Without funding, scientists and researchers will not be able to make the breakthroughs that society relies on to progress. Horizon 2020 is a European initiative that has provided significant funding to researchers throughout Europe. Researchers still have their doubts about the program funding. European Research Council (ERC) ...
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Slack an online community

Slack an online community tool

Brittany Jack has been using Slack, the electronic communication, and collaboration tool since she joined Prachee Avasthi’s lab. Jack, who has just completed the first year of her Ph.D. at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, uses Slack an online community tool, to keep Avasthi up to date on her results and ask ...
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How to make sure that a Research paper gets noticed?

How to make sure that a Research paper gets noticed?

Publication of an academic paper is indeed an important accomplishment. But the bigger question is how to ensure that the Research paper gets noticed by a broader community. Only when your study gets proper attention, it will be cited by others, thus increasing the impact of the research. In this post, we shall talk about ...
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Social Media for Academics for the promotion of Scientific Research

Social Media for Academics for the promotion of Scientific Research

The most popular Social Media platforms for Academics are LinkedIn, ORCID, ResearchGate, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Mendeley. These platforms are an excellent medium for the promotion of Scientific Research with a greater audience in mind. Social media channels may at times be of assistance to stay up-to-date in a field. Staying in contact with colleagues, ...
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How to Pursue a Business career in academia after a PhD

How to Pursue a Business career in academia after a PhD

Obtaining a doctorate is one of the toughest academic and professional tasks that one can take on. The statistics on future employment in academic science careers are shocking as well. It is however argued that more scientist with a Ph.D. is needed.  With the possible oversupply of PhDs and undersupply of positions, a lot of people ...
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How to Find a Postdoc abroad?

How to Find a Postdoc abroad?

It is indeed very appealing and a great experience to follow a Postdoc abroad in a foreign country. New living style, new academic experience, new culture and circle of people to interact with not to mention a whole new personal challenge. That is why the request for finding a suitable postdoc position abroad is booming ...
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How to Identify Predatory and Fake Journals

How to Identify Predatory and Fake Journals?

With the introduction of open access over a decade ago, a positive step towards dissemination of current scientific research results was taken. However, currently, academics are facing a huge problem which is the rise of predatory and fake journals that are willing to publish anything for a fee. Competitive pressures in all fields of academic research have ...
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Career after a doctorate, what is it like?

Career after a doctorate, what is it like?

After the years of hard work and deadlines, surely the time after getting your doctorate is a time to relax and celebrate. But the period after successfully defending a Ph.D. can be confusing, especially if you don’t really have the next plan. The one important advice is not ignoring your thesis/research work which is a ...
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Tips on Postdoctoral Jobs in the United States

Tips on Postdoctoral Jobs in the USA

Completing a Ph.D. could get overwhelming due to the heavy workload. A lot of scientists are keen to move to the USA for postdoctoral training, because of long-term career prospects. This whole process is indeed a bit challenging, hence we have decided to provide some practical tips on postdoctoral jobs in the USA, a guideline ...
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What are some successful postdoctoral habits?

What are some successful postdoctoral habits?

Postdoctoral position can get stressful at times especially with the heavy workload and deadlines associated with this particular position. Catherine L Drennan, professor of chemistry and biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology talks about some of the must-dos and successful postdoctoral habits. Professor Drennan, who has five postdocs and eight graduate students in her ...
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