What questions do you get asked during an academic job interview?
How long does it take to get an NIH grant?
I’m working on a K. Sometimes it feels awkward to ask mentors for things. What’s typical? For example, should I be drafting the letters of support?
We should all aim for 100 rejections. Rejection is the norm in our line of work. Most people don’t get most things.
How long does the whole grant process take? Here’s my timeline for my first grant.
There are many “silly” reasons we get passed over for opportunities. Here's how to avoid them.
Question from a reader: I’m worried about trying to plan out work that happens in the future.
How’s a graduate student supposed to find grants? This is one of the most common questions I hear about grant writing.
The hidden curriculum is a barrier to your success. This is especially true in grant writing, where insiders have strategies that make it easier for them and their trainees to secure funding.
Writing grants can be lonely. You’re in your own head. You’re making decisions about how to invest your time. How do you know if you’re on the right path?
As scholars, many of our choices are taken away by terrible job markets and fickle funders. One place to regain control is choosing where to spend your time.
Learning how to write a grant is hard. Even worse, the chances of your grant being funded are low. Success rates across funders worldwide hover between 10 - 20%. Is all that hard work worth it?
How much should you be paid for one hour of your time? If you’re like most scholars, you probably don’t know. Or, you charge $0 per hour of your time.
New grant opportunities usually appear when you’re stretched thin. That’s research life. How do you decide if it’s worth pursuing a new grant in the midst of chaos?
How do you find motivation after failure in grant writing?
My advice is: develop a grant success mindset.
Today’s topic is job talks. This may seem a little off-topic from grant writing. But job talks and grant writing are two major ways you get people to invest in your ideas.