The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is providing 50 students from 19 countries with $43,000 per year to develop their scientific careers. [More.]
A blogger considers what it means to be busy versus being productive in science.
US President Barack Obama has named 96 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, 'the highest honor bestowed ... on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers,' according to the White House. [More.]
The US National Science Foundation marks the first anniversary of Innovation Corps — its three-year pilot program to connect the researchers it funds to technological, entrepreneurial, and business communities — and announces plans for expansion. [More.]
Marissa Mayer, Yahoo!'s new president and CEO, talks women in science.
US and Canadian citizens with an MD, DDS, or DVM and who are nominated by their institutions, can apply to compete for $700,000 in research support over five years, BWF says. [More.]
'Enough of costly advisory committees,' say two bloggers, outlining their suggestions for keeping women in science.
Bloggers comment on a recent Washington Post article reporting on a job shortage for bench scientists.
Nine early-career researchers, including some who are working in genomics, are being awarded a total of $675,000 from DuPont through the company's Young Professor program. [More.]
A blogger suggests grant applicants speak with program officers other than their own.
Through a new initiative, the funding organization is soliciting ideas from biomedical researchers for video games based on their doctoral work. [More.]
The San Diego Union-Tribune this week profiles seven local female scientists.
While the US calls for more PhD scientists, many still struggle to find jobs in their chosen fields.