Career Blog

NIH's Michael Lauer looks at the number of grants, their amount, and funding success rates at the agency for last year.

Broader View

At Nature, Johns Hopkins' Gundula Bosch describes her graduate program that aims to get doctoral students thinking about the big picture.

Patricia Fara writes about childcare funding, and women in science and science history at NPR.

See Where They Go

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences researchers have visualized the career paths of former postdocs.

About Half

A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds that half of women working in STEM have experienced gender discrimination at work.

A proposal to tax students' tuition waivers no longer appears in the US tax bill, Vox reports.

Got the Skills

PhD training imparts professional skills that are important in a range of careers, Science Careers reports.

A part of the proposed tax bill in the US could make tuition waivers taxable, Vox reports.

Follow the Jobs

The New York Times reports that only a subset of STEM worker are in demand.

US News & World Report says students pursuing STEM degrees should consider what they are getting into.

Evaluation Bias

New study finds bias against female lecturers among student course evaluations, the Economist reports.

A research duo finds that science and technology graduate students who turn away from academic careers do so because of changes in their own interests.

Contagious Interest

Students whose classmates are interested in science are more likely to think about a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, a new study says.

Booming Field

CNBC reports that the genetic counseling field is expected to grow as personalized medicine becomes more common.


Gladys Kong writes at Fortune that her STEM background has helped her as a CEO.

STEM Group Work

Social scientists report that the image of the 'lone scientist' might be deterring US students from STEM careers.

Postdocs supported by external funding are less likely to have access to paid parental leave, Nature News reports.

The US National Institutes of Health's new plan will bolster support for early- and mid-career investigators.

Take It to the Staff

Steven Hyman writes at Nature News that staff scientists could help research institutions take on ambitious research projects.

The NIH proposes using a Grant Support Index to limit the total amount of grant support any one principal investigator can have.

More Teaching

A survey of UK academics found that women tended to have higher teaching loads than men, according to Nature News.

Getting Older

A study appearing in PNAS finds that the mean age of the US scientific workforce is increasing.

At Science Careers, Princeton University's Julian West advises new researchers to read widely.

Science Boosters

At Science Careers, a researcher describes how her rejuvenated postdoc science policy committee is promoting science.

Bitesize Bio's Gail Seigel offers some tips on running a low-budget lab.


An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.