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The eLife community is working to help address some of the pressures on early-career scientists in a number of ways. Learn more about our work and advisory group, sign up for our monthly news, follow us on Twitter, and explore recent activities below.
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  1. Early-Career Travel Grants: Applications are open for 2020

    Grants offer up to $1,000 towards the costs of attending a conference.
  2. Mental Health in Academia: What about faculty?

    Hilal A Lashuel
    After two heart attacks in three years, an associate professor discusses the challenges of faculty life.
  3. Research Culture: Career choices of underrepresented and female postdocs in the biomedical sciences

    W Marcus Lambert et al.
    Mentorship, financial security and a positive sense of self-worth increase the likelihood that underrepresented minority and female postdocs will pursue a career in academia.
  4. eLife Ambassadors: Going from strength to strength

    From open science and reproducibility to diversity and career development, eLife Ambassadors remain active on a large number of projects.
  5. Webinar Report: Transforming data visualisation to improve transparency and reproducibility

    Help others to understand your research and make your results standout by learning how to make your figures more informative.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Research Culture: Co-reviewing and ghostwriting by early-career researchers in the peer review of manuscripts

    Gary S McDowell et al.
    Early career researchers commonly peer review manuscripts on behalf of invited reviewers, often without receiving feedback or being named to the journal.
  6. Mental Health in Academia: A question of support

    Elsa Loissel
    Who helps junior researchers that go through difficult times?
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    Mental Health in Academia: “I'm sure that sometimes I miss the signs”

    A lab manager discusses how to support lab members, especially during fieldwork.
  8. Kate Jones and Maizy Jenner. Image credit: Kate Jones

    Mental Health in Academia: The unseen role of technicians

    Both undergraduate and postgraduate students with mental health issues often turn to technicians for wellbeing support.
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    Mental Health in Academia: “No one likes to see friends suffering”

    A postdoctoral researcher discusses how past experiences shaped the daily support they provide in the lab.