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Not Immune

The PhD problem — too many trainees for too few jobs in academic science — is everywhere.

HHMI Supporting 50 International Predoctoral Students at US Institutions with more than $2M in Fellowships

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is providing 50 students from 19 countries with $43,000 per year to develop their scientific careers. [More.]

Busy Work

A blogger considers what it means to be busy versus being productive in science.

Ninety-Six Early-Career Researchers to Receive Presidential Early Career Awards

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.]

NSF's Innovation Corps Pilot Program Turns One, Expansions Planned

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.]

'Gender Blind'

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo!'s new president and CEO, talks women in science.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Accepting Applications for its Career Awards for Medical Scientists Program

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.]

Insider Advice

'Enough of costly advisory committees,' say two bloggers, outlining their suggestions for keeping women in science.

Tell Us Something We Don’t Know

Bloggers comment on a recent Washington Post article reporting on a job shortage for bench scientists.

DuPont Names its 2012 Young Professors

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.]

Branch Out

A blogger suggests grant applicants speak with program officers other than their own.

New Wellcome Trust Competition Aims to Let Public Play with Biomedical Research

Through a new initiative, the funding organization is soliciting ideas from biomedical researchers for video games based on their doctoral work. [More.]

Meet the Scientists

The San Diego Union-Tribune this week profiles seven local female scientists.